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Let the Healing Begin: Overcoming Domestic Abuse

Let the Healing Begin: Overcoming Domestic Abuse

Women in India are groomed with certain norms which train their minds to accept the violence within marriage. Violence in marriage is almost common across all socio-economic sections. With a low understanding of law and order and poor access to legal consultation and...

Climate Action in Indian cities

Climate Action in Indian cities

Addressing the adverse impact of climate change has become a matter of utmost emergency in the last few decades. The daily life of marginalized and vulnerable people has been deeply affected by the extreme climatic situation. The big metropolitan cities are facing the...

Towards Zero Waste Cities

Towards Zero Waste Cities

Waste management crisis in India With the ever-increasing population and urbanization in India, waste management has become a major challenge, especially in the urban setup. Over the years, there has been a stark increase in the quantity of waste generated, and it is...

Giving Youth a Chance to Tackle the Waste Problem of India

Giving Youth a Chance to Tackle the Waste Problem of India

You’ve seen 15-year-old volunteering for clean-up drives on a Sunday wearing a cap, gloves, and masks, holding a stick and a garbage bag and you’ve probably also seen a group of children chatting near the trash bin or on the train station searching for something they...

Responding to the Second Wave of the COVID pandemic in Indian Cities

Responding to the Second Wave of the COVID pandemic in Indian Cities

We are nearing the end of the second wave in India, and it was barely a month ago that India had peaked the COVID-19 pandemic and was clocking more than 400,000 cases and 4000 deaths a day. Like the first wave, the surge in cases brought to the fore the lack of health...

REFLECTION ON THE LEARNINGS DURING COVID RELIEF RESPONSE

REFLECTION ON THE LEARNINGS DURING COVID RELIEF RESPONSE

IGSSS being a developmental organization has always reached out to the people affected and impacted by disaster with a humanitarian objective. COVID-19 pandemic was a challenge for IGSSS like any other humanitarian organization. India is already affected by the first...

COVID’S SECOND BLOW

COVID’S SECOND BLOW

In the middle of 2021, more than a year after its initial outbreak, COVID-19 second wave has jolted the country and is leaving a huge dent in different aspects of life. It again brought the country to a standstill, and its direct impact on the livelihood and health of...

IGSSS’ RESPONSE TO COVID-19 IN NORTH-EAST INDIA

IGSSS’ RESPONSE TO COVID-19 IN NORTH-EAST INDIA

THE DISASTROUS SECOND WAVE It is June 2021, and COVID-19 has been with us for about 1 year and 5 months now. As sea waves diminish while touching the shore, the second wave comes much stronger. Similarly, the second wave of COVID-19 came back stronger, impacting lakhs...

COVID RELIEF OPERATIONS – BEHIND THE SCENES

COVID RELIEF OPERATIONS – BEHIND THE SCENES

Most of the NGOs in India are engaged in COVID relief. Implementing a relief program at a big scale entails systematic and coordinated efforts. More so, because of the type of pandemic dealing with. The need of the hour is to reach out to most needy people urgently,...

Adding Colours of Health to the Food Platter

Adding Colours of Health to the Food Platter

Stepping away from her unhappy marriage brought much relief for Remya, a resident of Vysan Colony of Kottathara panchayat (Wayanad, Kerala). She heaves a sigh of relief after saying “I have mental peace now and this is exactly what I was denied for a long time.” The...

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Reaching out to the Unreached

16 July 2021
Disaster Risk Reduction

As part of IGSSS’s National COVID-19 Relief Response, a potters community of 30 households residing in Nayapara urban settlement in Durg,...

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...

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