Already marginalised, COVID-19 has had a huge impact on tribal groups, especially children in Koraput; but civil society is trying its best to undo the damage
What is in the Union Budget 2021-22 for children? Not much
Union Budget 2021-22 must protect allocation for children even after pandemic
Some legislatures have held governments to account during COVID-19. But not all
How the Act governing the Statue of Unity area violates the Constitution and the PESA Act
The provisions take away the autonomy of the tribal population to manage resources
What does NFHS-5 tell about school enrollment of kids under 5
Gap in the enrollment percentage in urban and rural areas prevalent in most states
What does NFHS-5 tell us about unmet needs in contraception, family planning
Unmet needs of family planning declined in most states and Union territories except Meghalaya
The world is pro-protests, now
While economic crisis often push people to demonstrations, there is an increasing level of dissatisfaction with democracy
The story of 114 Odisha villages becoming child-marriage free begins with a small victory in Rugudipali
The villagers have also created an enabling environment for adolescents so that they can continue their education
Marginal improvement in rural women’s education, finds NFHS-5
Social, cultural stigmas reasons for lack of improvement
Gender-based violence plagues Odisha despite govt efforts
Odisha reported the highest cases of assault against women in the country, according to 2018 NCRB data
Birth, death registration improves across states: NFHS-5
Rate of registration of births was higher among surveyed state, UTs. The lowest was in Nagaland at 73%
To sit or not to sit?: Using intermediary public transport during COVID-19 pandemic
More women rely on shared public transport compared to men; steppig out during a pandemic means paying a greater ...
Education for tribals: Bottlenecks and the way forward
Recognising tribal culture, language, cognitive strength, curriculum and inherent learning ability of children can revamp tribal education system
Post-COVID-19 e-governance challenges: A case study of Anganwadi services
Door-to-door delivery of services, provision of smartphones to anganwadis centres to help monitor their work were among the initiatives
US elections 2020: Trumped by hunger
US presidential candidates aren’t known to talk hunger; but they do talk inequality. This year, the pandemic and racial ...
Missing spirit of CSR: Structural causes of the challenge
A secure structural framework with well-defined categories is the need of the hour for CSR to make any sustainable impact
Corporate social responsibility: A look from the gender perspective
CSR funds favour some areas while overlooking objectives like women’s empowerment; even when they turn the focus, actions may ...
Why this is not CSR: A study of 5 major corporates
Description of CSR activities may generate the idea of an inclusive, equitable world; but the premise of the companies’ activities may ...
Corporate social responsibility practices in the times of COVID-19: A study of India’s BFSI sector
Banking, finance and insurance firms must understand the areas in which the society needs action and focus on them
Maternal committees in Madhya Pradesh: Beginning of decentralised nutrition governance
The December 2, 2020 state order endows Sahyogini Matru Samitis with authority to monitor implementation of ICDS, fix accountability ...
How COVID-19 is exposing children to traffickers
School closure due to COVID-19 has not only precluded many from access to education, but also from a source ...
Why India should not reopen schools and colleges during COVID-19 pandemic
The Centre and state governments should refrain from doing so in the light of new studies highlighting COVID-19 cases among ...
National Education Policy: Why education must be anchored in quality and equity
States support, corporate commitments and value addition by other stakeholders can usher in a major transformation in education
When do politicians get to think?
The people’s representative is facing a paradox: Of keeping away from people due to COVID-19. A good vision is ...