Social Responsibility

Snehalaya - A home and a heaven for women and children

Snehalaya - A home and a heaven for women and children

There are some organizations that really make a difference to the lives of many deprived women and children. Snehalaya is one such foundation that aims to develop awareness and...

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Global Fund For Women

Global Fund For Women

The Global Fund For Women is a foundation that is publicly supported, a non-profit grant-making organization that actively supports and advances women’s rights. They work at the...

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Indian Women Welfare Foundation

Indian Women Welfare Foundation

The IWWF (Indian Women Welfare Foundation) was founded with the sole aim to start and support such initiatives by which socially and economically marginalized women irrespective...

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Women Welfare Organization

Women Welfare Organization

Women Welfare Organisation (WWO) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that was founded by a group of women volunteers. These women belong to various walks of life such...

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"We need a more women friendly world" - Interview of Founder of Glad2baWoman

"We need a more women friendly world" - Interview of Founder of Glad2baWoman

The Glad2bawoman editorial team recently interviewed, Sundeep Tibrewal, Founder of the online media initiative - Glad2baWoman. He is also the author of the book, Love Hurts Love...

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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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Institute of Social Work (ISW)

Institute of Social Work (ISW)

In 1978, a group of young, enthusiastic and dedicated social workers formed this group known as ‘Institute of Social Work’ (ISW). It aims to work for the betterment and...

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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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Have a daughter? Get a fruit tree!

Have a daughter? Get a fruit tree!

“Ummeedo waale dhoop, sunshine wali aasha” is a popular Hindi jingle for a cola ad. In English it roughly means the rays of belief and the bright light of hope. The advert urges...

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Kids play while their parents build

Kids play while their parents build

The concept of a crèche is a boon to all working mothers. They can leave their precious babies in a safe and healthful environment, confident of the care they will receive while...

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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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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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Media and its portrayal of women

Media and its portrayal of women

Maybe arms are the most dangerous things which man created. But it can stand second only to media and mass communication. While mass communication arose as a consolidation of...

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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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B-Able : providing vocational training , improving lives !

B-Able : providing vocational training , improving lives !

Basix Academy for Building Lifelong Employability Lts. (B-ABLE) is an organisation which works to enable those that have not completed their education. They provide them with...

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A mighty heart: Angelina Jolie’s humanitarian work

A mighty heart: Angelina Jolie’s humanitarian work

Angelina Jolie has become an actress of formidable acclaim. She has steadily climbed the rungs of performance and stardom, and has reached a pinnacle where she is looked upon as...

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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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Are women themselves supporting patriarchy?

Are women themselves supporting patriarchy?

While the entire world is fighting the battle unitedly to combat crimes against women and make our planet a better and safer place for women, perhaps somewhere, somehow, they...

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Domestic violence in the U.S.A: more prevalent than we would think it to be!

Domestic violence in the U.S.A: more prevalent than we would think it to be!

As Kofi Annan had once rightly pointed out, domestic violence is a pandemic, especially against women. While one may argue that domestic violence should be addressed as a gender...

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Saudi Arabia and domestic abuse: Lines between tradition and humanity

Saudi Arabia and domestic abuse: Lines between tradition and humanity

It is all very well to write off a social evil as the product of the “religious practice” or the prevailing “traditions”, but we do not stop to contemplate upon who exactly are...

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The road not taken: speaking out against domestic violence

The road not taken: speaking out against domestic violence

According to statistical records, every three minutes, a woman is raped, beaten or harassed in some way or the other. This data was released by the National Crime Records Bureau...

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Gaps between laws and execution: domestic violence in a rising nation

Gaps between laws and execution: domestic violence in a rising nation

India is a nation which is growing by leaps and bounds in most spheres. The skeleton for a completely modern India is already in place, and flesh is growing fast. The economy is...

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Class and its relationship with domestic violence in India

Class and its relationship with domestic violence in India

If the issue of domestic violence were to be simplified, one would peg the blame on the lack of education, and thereby, the lack of awareness and the lack of change of an...

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Get involved. Every voice counts! - Amitabh Kumar, Centre for Social Research (CSR)

Get involved. Every voice counts! - Amitabh Kumar, Centre for Social Research (CSR)

Amitabh Kumar is Head of Media and Communication at the New Delhi, India-based Centre for Social Research.He is one of CSR’s gender trainers working with Indian companies and...

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Talking through their hats!

Talking through their hats!

Following the horrific gang rape in Delhi last year, a lot has been written and said about the safety of women, the rapidly rising crime rates and the incredibly lax government...

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Be aware – signs that your child is suffering abuse

Be aware – signs that your child is suffering abuse

There is nothing more heinous than a crime committed against a child – a young, innocent being who is defenceless and unaware of what is happening and unsure of how to protect...

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Laws against child sexual abuse in India

Laws against child sexual abuse in India

In India, disturbing studies show that over half of the population of children are abused sexually. What is even more horrifying is that the abusers are usually known to the...

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The need for sexual awareness campaigns in rural and suburban areas!

The need for sexual awareness campaigns in rural and suburban areas!

Sexual awareness still remains a taboo subject in India. People do not want to talk about it and discuss it openly, like political or other social subjects are discussed. This...

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What workplaces should offer to women

What workplaces should offer to women

We have come a long way, and today, the working woman, as a worldwide phenomenon, is not quite as bizarre or exceptional as it was, a few decades ago. Working women have...

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The Nirbhaya Fund: How will it help women become fearless?

The Nirbhaya Fund: How will it help women become fearless?

P. Chidambaram , the finance minister announced the Nirbhaya fund when presenting the Union Budget for 2013-2014. According to him, the fund allocates Rs. 1,000 crores to the...

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Buy Scarlett: It's for charity!

Buy Scarlett: It's for charity!

Scarlett Johansson may be a gorgeous, attractive woman who has become one of the most glamorous women in Hollywood since she stepped into the world of movies. She is admired by...

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Who is the real MARD?

Who is the real MARD?

The real man is one who does not feel the need to assert his dominance over a woman, physically or mentally. A real man is one who does not perpetuate violence against women,...

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A village where nature and nurture come together!

A village where nature and nurture come together!

While one is struggling to find some semblance of hope for the dignity and respect of women in the urban areas, a tiny village tucked away in Rajasthan, practices feminism, and...

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Venus Williams: defying the glass ceiling

Venus Williams: defying the glass ceiling

Venus Williams started playing professional tennis from a very young age. Her first professional tournament was when she was only fourteen. Since then, she has come a long way...

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One Billion Rising: Strike! Dance! Rise!

One Billion Rising: Strike! Dance! Rise!

One Billion Rising is a campaign which is based on a very novel and refreshing approach to feminism. The campaign began in 2012, when a number of people from all over the world...

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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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How Mom Oprah is fueling women's empowerment

How Mom Oprah is fueling women's empowerment

“Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to Freedom”. - Oprah Winfrey, Founder – Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls Great minds think alike, and when two...

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Fashion stretched too far: saying no to fur!!

Fashion stretched too far: saying no to fur!!

Fur might be considered to be very glamorous and luxurious, but one thought about an innocent animal being skinned in order to look good should make people with a conscience get...

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Join the police force: be the change!

Join the police force: be the change!

The fact that the police force is mainly dominated by men is no secret. It’s a worldwide phenomenon, which, for some strange reason, is not often rectified. The police force is...

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Go public: use public transport and help the environment

Go public: use public transport and help the environment

At the point where we are standing today, the human race is generally, too dependent on machines to quite using them. We have come to a point where our basic activities are...

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Eat organic: healthy for you and the environment!

Eat organic: healthy for you and the environment!

Sure, the big, green vegetables which you’re getting from your usual market look very pretty and very substantial, but often, this is the cause of a lot of chemical treatment...

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Would you buy a stranger a cup of coffee?

Would you buy a stranger a cup of coffee?

The Suspended Coffee system has become popular today, because of the wide social media coverage it received. Such a medium, with all its faults, manages to throw up reasons as...

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Vital Voices: promoting women’s leadership

Vital Voices: promoting women’s leadership

It is surprising to note, that while a lot of the developed countries might be doing well economically and militarily, they still manage to lag behind in terms of human rights...

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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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Workshop Q – where scrap gets a makeover!

Workshop Q – where scrap gets a makeover!

We might complain about how the environment is getting systematically destroyed by human beings who don’t give a yen for it, there are a few tireless crusaders who work their...

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Steffi Graf facilitates the development and growth of children

While travelling throughout my tennis career and in conversations with doctors, I learned and saw first-hand how many children grow up in a daily life marked by wars, violence,...

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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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How Jennifer Aniston tries to make the world a better place

How Jennifer Aniston tries to make the world a better place

We all know about how Jennifer Aniston wowed the world with her dignified composure after being unceremoniously dumped by husband Brad Pitt - who then went on to publicly...

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The Megan Kanka Foundation

The Megan Kanka Foundation

July 29th 1994 marked the end 7-year-old Megan Kanka’s life. Lured inside the house of her neighbour who promised to show her a puppy, the little girl was beaten, strangled, and...

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The Freedom Writers Foundation helps promote tolerance and love through writing

The Freedom Writers Foundation helps promote tolerance and love through writing

"I asked them, 'How many of you have been shot at?' and at that moment all the kids raise their hands. Whether or not it was true, they had this bonding moment where they were...

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Oprah’s Angel Network encourages philanthropy from the public

Oprah’s Angel Network encourages philanthropy from the public

"You get from the world what you give to the world." — Oprah Winfrey...

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YFE: Young Female Entrepreneurs connects enterprising women online

YFE: Young Female Entrepreneurs connects enterprising women online

Young Female Entrepreneurs was founded in 2011 with the objective of bringing aspiring and existing female entrepreneurs together on an online platform, which would help them...

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Ladies learning code teaches technological skills to women in Canada

Ladies learning code teaches technological skills to women in Canada

With the permeation of technology into every aspect of modern living, the job market too, has become partial to hiring employees who display basic technical skills. From word...

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Women for Women International rehabilitates female survivors of war

Women for Women International rehabilitates female survivors of war

War leaves behind a trail of death and destruction in its wake, destroying families, giving rise to even more violence against humanity, and greatly endangering innocent...

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Save Our Sisters

Save Our Sisters

Save the Children India is a non-profit organization that aims to make India a child-friendly nation. It was founded by the late Mrs. Vipula Kadri, who also has laid the...

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Men Can Stop Rape

Men Can Stop Rape

It is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC that was started in 1997, with its founders establishing the mission of mobilizing men, so that they can use their...

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The Gulabi Gang - an example in itself!

The Gulabi Gang - an example in itself!

Founded in 2006 by Sampat Lal Devi, the Gulabi Gang is a group of Indian women vigilantes and activists who are originally from Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh. Sampat Lal Devi was...

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CWC chalks out ways to rehabilitate rape victims!

CWC chalks out ways to rehabilitate rape victims!

The committee, as a part of this scheme, has created a database of sponsors who will sponsor the education, medical amenities and overall rehabilitation of the victim. Ajay...

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Stree Shakti - A parallel force

Stree Shakti - A parallel force

It is a women-based organization founded by Rekha Mody, in 1998. An ardent social worker and activist who has dedicated her life to the cause of women empowerment, she has had...

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“Every Mother Counts” contributes towards reducing mother mortality rates worldwide

“Every Mother Counts” contributes towards reducing mother mortality rates worldwide

While maternity by itself is a beautiful, life-changing experience, the fact remains that pregnancy related complications arise for many mothers to-be, and often cause health...

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SNEHA – Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action

SNEHA – Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action

A Mumbai-based NGO, SNEHA aims to contribute towards women’s health by targeting the following public health areas – maternal and newborn health, child health and nutrition,...

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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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Treat a stutter when it begins

Treat a stutter when it begins

When we are nervous, it manifests in various ways. Our palms sweat; we can feel disoriented, panicky or stiffen up. Some people stammer because they cannot get their words out...

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