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Give and Indiaspora enter into strategic philanthropy partnership

GLOBAL philanthropic giving to India is set to accelerate at a faster pace than ever before, with Give and US-based Indiaspora entering into a strategic, long-term partnership. While Give is India’s most trusted and largest giving platform, Indiaspora is a nonprofit comprising global Indian-origin leaders from diverse backgrounds and professions. Since 2012, Indiaspora has been working with the diaspora...

Primary healthcare initiatives: Vital for tackling poverty

In India, about 70% of expenditure on health is borne by the patients. As a result, every year, 60 million people slip into poverty because of out-of-pocket expenditure (OOPE) on health. As per World Health Organisation, “Primary healthcare is a whole-of-society approach to health that aims at ensuring the highest possible level of health and well-being and their equitable...

Pride Month: 5 steps to greater LGBTQ equality in India

EVEN as the world celebrates Pride Month, the global struggle towards LGBTQ equality has been long and arduous. In India, the recognition of transgender people as citizens with all fundamental rights granted under the Constitution of India in the NALSA vs Union of India case in 2014, and the decriminalization of adult consensual same-sex relationships in September 2018, mark...

Elder abuse: A sad reality India cannot ignore

IN a case of elder abuse, a court in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, recently asked the children of six elderly couples to vacate their parents' premises within a month or face arrest. Six elderly couples in Haridwar had filed a plea, accusing their children of abusing and assaulting them.  The senior citizens were winners in Haridwar, but the fact is that elder abuse cases...

‘Lack of awareness leads to high maternal and neonatal mortality’

AS the executive director of SNEHA Dr. Shanti Pantvaidya plays a key role in protecting the lives of thousands of high-risk pregnant mothers and reducing maternal and neonatal mortality rates. Dr. Pantvaidya, leads and gives direction to several programmes at SNEHA, namely Maternal & Child Health, Public System Partnership, Empowerment, Health & Sexuality of Adolescents, Prevention of Violence against...

One woman’s fight to rescue sex trafficking victims

THE 'Wall of Blessings' is the most uplifting place at the Rescue Foundation's rehabilitation home for sex trafficking survivors in Kandivali, Mumbai. The sex trafficking survivors, when they are ready to leave home for a new chapter in their lives, dip their hands in different colours and leave their handprints on the wall. For Triveni Acharya, a former investigative journalist...

Medical crowdfunding: Grateful families say ‘thank you’

OFTEN, high out-of-pocket health expenses mean that the low-income groups with no medical insurance are just another large medical bill away from being pushed into abject poverty. This is especially the case when people face a sudden medical hardship requiring expensive surgery. In such cases, appealing to the 'crowd' of online do-gooders through medical crowdfunding is the only way...

Climate Change: “Time is running out” for the planet

SUPPOSE last year's weather events were a sign of the future ahead. In that case, our planet is in for a tough time on the climate front, warns a new report by World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The report by the United Nations body says that climate change will get worse, and the world will feel its ill effects sooner than previously...

10 Indian NGOs working for environmental protection

MORE than any other living being on this planet, environmental protection is our responsibility - no other life form has degraded nature as much as we humans have done. On World Environment Day, it is imperative that we look at the depletion of natural resources, which have reached monumental proportions. Deforestation, pollution and climate change have led to the...

Saathi Re, an information and insights platform for nonprofits in India, is now part of Give

Give exists to alleviate poverty by harnessing the power of collective giving. Our mission is to bridge the gap between the people who want to make a difference through giving back and those who are doing phenomenal work but need more support.  In order to make giving bigger and better, solving for trust, choice, and convenience in the nonprofit ecosystem...
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