women NGOs

Socially Responsible Gifts

Socially Responsible Gifts

Philanthropic gifts have more takers nowadays. There are multiple benefits of such gifts as you get to buy something for your loved ones as well as benefit a cause you strongly...

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Swabhimaan - Spreading Smiles

The name of the organization, which literally means ‘self-respect’, is an initiative of the Smile Foundation that has been working for the sustainable development of deprived...

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Glamour Activism

Glamour Activism

Celebrities are worshipped the world over. They are looked at with fascination and proudly imitated. One remembers the Amitabh Bachchan-UNICEF campaign on pulse polio drops and...

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4 Km for a pail of water, 40 Km for medical facilities !

4 Km for a pail of water, 40 Km for medical facilities !

Kalahandi, infamous for the distressing news coverage it has received-inaccessible due to forests and hilly terrain, tribal population and food insecurity in the rainy season...

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Recycling plastic waste into hand bags at Conserve India

Recycling plastic waste into hand bags at Conserve India

Waste management is a huge concern in Indian cities. Ashoka Fellow Anita Ahuja’s brainchild Conserve India is an attempt at eco-entrepreneurship and works to uplift the rag...

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A story of an Afghan girl - Aesha Mohammadzai

A story of an Afghan girl - Aesha Mohammadzai

Brutality is all around us. Recently, the Delhi bus-rape case has taken the country and the world by storm and there is a furore over the lack of safety for women. It is a tale...

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Winds of change

Winds of change

The uproar has been great – the tempestuous swirl of emotions have overtaken men and women alike after a 23 year-old-girl was brutalised by six men – not one or two, but six...

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Backyard environmentalist

Backyard environmentalist

The modern woman’s prerogative has been centred on issues such as independent living, equal rights, ambition and fair treatment. However, what we, as modern women often forget...

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Ringing in a new era: the Bell Bajao campaign

Ringing in a new era: the Bell Bajao campaign

What are the two things you really need to stop domestic violence in society? A conscience and courage. The Bell Bajao campaign which was launched in India in 2008 was geared...

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Michelle Obama - moving against the tide of obesity

Michelle Obama - moving against the tide of obesity

"The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake."- First Lady Michelle Obama at the Let’s Move! launch...

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Kiran Bedi : More than just a police officer!

Kiran Bedi : More than just a police officer!

There are some illustrious women born in every era who show the world that an individual’s effort in changing the ways of the world for the better can actually make a difference...

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The guardian angel of the refugees - Angelina Jolie

The guardian angel of the refugees - Angelina Jolie

June 20th is observed as World Refugee Day across the globe and one beautiful and talented actress has been tirelessly working in support of this cause, even after going through...

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Stop Acid Attacks empowers acid attack survivors in India

Stop Acid Attacks empowers acid attack survivors in India

Acid attacks are among some of the most heinous and violent crimes against women, their effect is lasting, both mentally and physically, with little hope for full rehabilitation...

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