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Closed Tea Gardens in West Bengal

Closed Tea Gardens in West Bengal

Compiled by: Team - East Zone  Alipurduar, West Bengal: The Tea industry in West Bengal is in deep crisis since the last couple of decades with the number of sick, abandoned, closed tea garden on the rise. Those still open are under tremendous financial crisis, due to...

Involved Fatherhood

Involved Fatherhood

Written By: Sohini Bhattacharjee, Officer Communications  The other day, me and my roommate were talking about fathers and their roles in child care in our lives. As the discussion went on, we were equally in agreement that an explicit show of affection by men was a...

Water Conservation – A Response to Drought in Hazaribagh

Water Conservation – A Response to Drought in Hazaribagh

Reported By : Mr.K.C Sahu, Head Livelihood and Ms.Gayatri Mahar,Assistant Manager, Climate Change Climate change and climate variability often leads to drought and drought like situations in different countries across the world. The Indian subcontinent has been...

Paris Agreement – The Global deal to Tackle Climate Change

Paris Agreement – The Global deal to Tackle Climate Change

Written By: Ms.Gayatri Mahar, Assistant Manager, Climate Change At the climate conference (COP21) held in December 2015, 196 countries adapted the first ever universal, legally binding global climate deal - “the Paris Agreement”.  The agreement set out a long term...

Things We Do Not Speak

Things We Do Not Speak

Written By: Ms. Sohini Bhattacharjee, Officer Communications   After a decade long friendship that was nurtured over the years, Ranjana (name changed) became my closest confidante. Having known her closely, it came naturally to me to hear the things she didn’t say. I...

Peace Programming in the North East

Peace Programming in the North East

    Written By: Ms.Sreya Mazumdar, Sr.Manager, Programmes   There is a history of violent conflict over land in Assam between the indigenous Bodo tribal and ethnic Bengali Muslim settlers dating back to 1952, with subsequent violent clashes occurring in 1979-1985,...

Recounting a Year of Positive Fatherhood Programme in East Uttar Pradesh

Recounting a Year of Positive Fatherhood Programme in East Uttar Pradesh

    Written By :  P.V.Swati, Former Officer - Gender Mainstreaming   As part of its gender mainstreaming strategy, IGSSS has actively sought to engage with men in various programmatic areas and this was the key rationale behind the ideation of our Positive Fatherhood...

Field Diary: Trang – a Volunteer from Germany shares her Experience

Field Diary: Trang – a Volunteer from Germany shares her Experience

By: Quynh Trang Nguyen, Volunteer, New Delhi   New Delhi: With a Social Sciences background and a profound interest in development work, I have been working as a volunteer at IGSSS since September 2015. Having given the opportunity to work in a well-known and...

Impact of Disaster on Children: Kashmir Flood Case

Impact of Disaster on Children: Kashmir Flood Case

    Written By : Ms.Essar Batool, Former Project Coordinator, Emergency Humanitarian Support in J&K   Opening lines of a write up have never been truer. The impending danger and the unpredictability of damage caused by disasters, natural or man-made, turn them into...

Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana – The Need to Bridge Information Gap

Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana – The Need to Bridge Information Gap

    Written By: Ms.Sohini Bhattacharjee, Officer Communications   Shoma Bhuriyan is the mainstay of Mona Cottage, a Paying Guest for Girls in Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi. From deftly handling the household chores to ensuring that absolute conduct and discipline is...

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The Ones We do not See

24 July 2016
Urban Poverty

By: Arpita Macwan, Assistant Manager - Programmes, West Zone Mumbai, a city synonymous with dreams and cinema, is house to around 12 million hopeful...

Training on Disaster Mitigation in Lakhimpur District of Assam India

1 July 2016
Disaster Risk Reduction

A training programme on search and rescue, first aid and early warning was organized as part of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) intervention. It was...