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Human Rights Day: 5 NGOs fighting for dignity and justice

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World Human Rights Day is a good time remember the Indian NGOs upholding and fighting for the rights of people
WORLD Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10 and it stands as an annual reminder of the historic day when countries came together in acknowledgement of the basic rights that everyone is entitled to as a human. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948...

10 NGOs easing the struggles of people with HIV/AIDS

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World Aids Day, HIV
According to the latest UNAIDS report of 2022, India has seen considerable reductions in HIV/AIDS infections compared to the rising trend in Asia and the Pacific. While the international campaign against HIV/AIDS faced a drastic slowdown amidst COVID-19 and other global crises in the last two years, India is one of two countries to have seen some of the...

Guria: Fighting the heinous crime of sex trafficking

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SAMEENA (name changed), the daughter of a labourer in the Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh, was only 13 when she was abducted on her way to school by two men and taken thousands of kilometres away to a red-light district in Telangana. After the efforts of her parents with the help of Guria Sansthan, an NGO fighting child prostitution...

Give acquires Goodera’s leading India CSR grant management business

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GIVE has acquired Goodera India’s leading Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) business, a global leader in CSR grant management platform, to strengthen Give’s goal to make giving in India bigger and better through impactful developmental initiatives. Give’s efforts to scale and direct corporate philanthropy towards lasting social solutions will get a massive boost with the addition of Goodera India’s 73-member team,...

Children’s Day: How to instil the habit of giving in kids

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THERE are lots of innovative ways to encourage children to give from a very young age. This Children’s Day, parents can consider ways in which they can teach their young ones to give by supporting charities, taking care of the environment, volunteering for community-based causes, and in many other ways. Educating kids to set aside their time or money...

The value of effective giving

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I started thinking about the ideas expressed in The Life You Can Save back when I was a graduate student at Oxford. Like many young people, my consciousness of the world around me was expanding. I was becoming acutely aware of the economic inequality between the “developed” world and the “developing” world. I was surrounded by privilege while billions...

Cancer Awareness Day: NGOs providing care for survivors in need

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National Cancer Awareness Day
EVERY year, November 7 is observed as National Cancer Awareness Day in India. The Government of India in 2014 declared that the birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Marie Curie would be observed as National Cancer Awareness Day. Marie Curie’s research led to the development of radiotherapy to treat cancer, India is one of the most cancer-affected countries in the world....

How India’s best crowdfunding website is helping girls’ education

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Girls' education and Give
IN India, archaic notions of girls’ education combined with economic stresses force many girls to stay away from school. Some of the concerns in low-income and rural areas include safety, the absence of separate and functional sanitation facilities, inaccessibility to sanitary napkins, and poor school infrastructure. These conditions adversely affect dropout rates with various studies suggesting only one in...

10 things to check when choosing a crowdfunding website

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Crowdfunding cover
OVER the last decade, crowdfunding in India and across the globe has emerged as a credible financing tool for various causes, both personal and public. Crowdfunding refers to the process of raising funds for a particular business, charitable cause, or specific project, like a startup business venture. In India, a crowdfunding website is more likely to raise funds for...

5 NGOs you can support to spread light and hope this Diwali

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DIWALI celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and hope over despair. Each year, as the festival of light and hope approaches, we cheerfully set about deep cleaning our homes and offices and decorating our surroundings with fragrant flowers, fairy lights, oil lamps and rangoli. Family and friends meet up, greet one another, and exchange Diwali...