An eventful year for India again in 2017, here are the main highlights.
An eventful year for India again in 2017, here are the main highlights. At Media India Group, we put our best endeavors to bring you in-depth analysis from India and Europe and will continue to do so in the year to come. Wish you all a Happy New Year!
Project Disha, launched in 2015 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and initiated by IKEA Foundation, aims to lead women towards better employability. With an objective to include women in a male dominated work-sphere and bridge the gender gap in labour force participation in India, Disha is skilling women and making them ready for jobs and also helping them establish small businesses, that go beyond stitching and handicrafts. Clement Chauvet, chief, skills and business development at UNDP, talks to MIGTV about the project’s target of improving lives of one million women in three years. Since its inception a-year-and-a-half ago, Disha has been able to impact the lives of 50,000 women, while overcoming various challenges that persist in a society still influenced by various restricting social norms and traditions.
As the nation has been reeling from increased cases of violence against women, MIGTV interviewed Colin Gonsalves, founder and director of Human Rights Law Network (HRLN), a network of advocates and professionals that offers legal assistance to advance human rights in India and the sub-continent.
The journey of Aarohan, an NGO providing free education to underprivileged children in the Indian capital New Delhi, started way back in 2005. Since then, with the help of various individuals and organisations, Aarohan has been able to transform the lives of thousands of children, who would have otherwise become victims of child labour.
To generate awareness for rare diseases, Tanushree Nandan and Samaresh Das are out on a journey from Kolkata’s iconic Howrah Bridge to London’s Tower Bridge.
In this village of Khatoli, some 12 km from Kishangarh, in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan, there is a school run by Jasveer Singh Khatoli, where caste, creed and religion don’t divide its students.
Singh established the MS Memorial School in 2002 with the mission of eradicating illiteracy from his village.
Every morning, Sapan Das goes to the water filtration plant in his village, established a year ago by a New Delhi-based NGO, Sulabh International. This is the only source of clean water as the tube wells in the vicinity have been found to be arsenic contaminated.
The stooping old man might look feeble but Dr Jack Preger has shouldered the well-being of a period in Bengal. From Dhaka to Calcutta, the journey of this British patron in India is beyond the scope of words or visuals.
Housing the idol-making artisan community, Kumortuli in the northern part of Kolkata usually draws attention during the Durga Puja, an annual religious festival in West Bengal. However, for the ‘One Billion Rising’ , the women artisans from here collaborated with other non-governmental organisations to stand up to end atrocities against women.
Through innovative and engaging activities, Responsible Charity is educating the underprivileged children across India.