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Women in leadership roles bring change in rural India

THE power of the Healing Fields' Community Health Entrepreneurs (CHEs), comprising women, came to the fore during the Covid-19 pandemic when the existing public health infrastructure was stretched to a breaking point. Take the case of Sarita Devi, one of the CHEs in Mau district in Uttar Pradesh, who demonstrated how leadership, education, and collaboration could change things for...

‘Climate change is the biggest challenge for the Sundarbans’

Ansuman Das of Sabuj Sangha at a school run by the NGO
THE Sundarbans, located at the mouth of the Ganga and Brahmaputra rivers between India and Bangladesh, are home to the world’s largest mangrove forests and are considered an ecological wonder. But life on islands dotting the delta is tough, with the residents being at the mercy of natural calamities like cyclones and floods at regular intervals. Sabuj Sangha has been...

This Women’s Day help acid attack survivors fight back

ACID attacks on women and girls are among the most heinous crimes. Sometimes, the victims are barely in their teens. Take the case of Anshu Rajput, who was just 15 years old when she was was attacked with acid by a 55-year-old sexual predator. The gruesome assault left the teenager blind in the left eye and scarred for life....

10 NGOs helping victims of violence against women fight back

ACCORDING to the United Nations, one in three women and girls experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime - most frequently by an intimate partner. The incidences of violence against women reached a new level in India during Covid-19. For instance, the number of domestic violence complaints received by the National Commission for Women rose sharply from 2,960...

The softer side of technology for development

IN a training session organised for rural women on millet snacks, a fascinating argument ensued among the participants on why they should go by a recipe card and not stick to eyeballing measurements of ingredients as they have always done. This was part of a series of training offered to women involved in home-based, food businesses Technology Informatics Design...

Top 5 NGOs helping victims of domestic violence

GENDER discrimination and domestic violence against women are common in India. The National Health Family Survey (NHFS-4) report revealed that close to 42% of men believed a husband was justified in hitting his wife. It also states that one in every three women in India has experienced emotional, physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. The problem of domestic violence...

‘Marginalised communities helping others is amazing to see’

THE aim of ActionAid India is simple: to make this country a better place for marginalised communities. From protecting the girl child to sponsoring children’s education or supporting survivors of domestic abuse, the organisation works to alleviate multiple social problems faced by the underprivileged in India. Affiliated to the global federation of ActionAid International, it has been in action in...

Top 5 Indian NGOs working for widow welfare

WIDOW welfare is not seen as a priority in India, even though the country is home to over 55 million widows, one of the highest in the world. Losing a marital partner is a distressing experience for both men and women. But in India, because of religious practices, traditions and patriarchal customs, women often face various problems once they lose...

5 NGOs championing Human Rights in India

With increased inequalities post-Covid, empowering the weak is crucial ON December 10, 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) - and since then the day has been marked as #HumanRightsDay. The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims “the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of...

10 NGOs helping women to fight for their rights in India

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