India loves Pakistan

The Intelligent Optimist   
August 26th, 2013

India loves Pakistan

The border between India and Pakistan has been a region of growing tension. Amrit Sharma, founder of IndiaLovesPakistan.com, is trying to change the conversation from brinkmanship to love in the region. Through his site, he hopes that stronger collaboration and respect can come from both sides.

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Advocates Begin To Tackle India’s Child Rape Problem

CSMonitor   
May 20th, 2013

Advocates Begin To Tackle India’s Child Rape Problem

Sexual violence is not a new problem in India, but the awareness and social movement surrounding it is a recent development. The December attack that left a young woman dead outraged the public, and political classes are now responding.

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Anshu Gupta Brings ‘Clothing For Dignity” To India

TheChristianScienceMONITOR   
February 22nd, 2013

Anshu Gupta Brings ‘Clothing For Dignity” To India

Anshu Gupta saw the desperate need for clothing in India and began the organization, GOONJ, to provide necessities in a sustainable and effective way.

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Tracking Tuberculosis Treatments With SMS

Co.EXIST   
December 22nd, 2012

Tracking Tuberculosis Treatments With SMS

Tuberculosis is a curable disease, but it remains a health concern throughout the world. One of the main challenges has been ensuring that patients follow the long and rigorous course of treatment. Now, researchers are streamlining TB treatment in India, using a fingerprint reader to keep track of patients and medications.

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India slowly confronts epidemic of missing children

The Washington Post   
September 24th, 2012

India slowly confronts epidemic of missing children

Last month, the Indian government proposed a blanket ban on the employment of children younger than 14, building on a 2009 law that established a child’s right to education until that age. Activists hailed the proposal, which now needs parliamentary approval, as a major step forward, but warned that enforcement will remain a significant challenge.

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BRICS In Africa: A Development Dream?

Think Africa   
June 10th, 2013

BRICS In Africa: A Development Dream?

Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) compose the well-known economic powerhouse that could very well soon surpass the current industrialized nations. Now, their eye is turned to Africa and the potential investment opportunity that could be mutually beneficial for these strong developing countries and the underdeveloped nations still struggling in Africa.

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India’s Anti-Rape Movement: Redefining Solidarity Outside The Colonial Frame

50.50   
April 10th, 2013

India’s Anti-Rape Movement: Redefining Solidarity Outside The Colonial Frame

The tragic and horrific rape of a student ignited a powerful movement against sexual violence in India that has forced the government to change laws on gender violence.

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In India, Violence Against Women Is No Longer A “Women’s Issue”

GOOD   
January 16th, 2013

In India, Violence Against Women Is No Longer A “Women’s Issue”

The enormous response to the December gang rape in New Delhi, India, has marked a defining moment in time for Indian women’s rights activists. For the first time, diverse and large sections of society are prepared to take ownership for the problem of violence against women.

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Changing Sanitation In Rural India, From The Bottom Up

global envision   
November 7th, 2012

Changing Sanitation In Rural India, From The Bottom Up

The MANTRA project, based in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, helps to provide toilets and piped running water to communities where 85% of the population has no access to a toilet and 94% no running water.

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Nuclear resistance escalates in South India

Waging Nonviolence   
September 19th, 2012

Nuclear resistance escalates in South India

The People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), led by S.P. Udayakumar, initiated a yearlong series of mass fasts and nonviolent demonstrations by farmers and fishermen who live and work in the shadow of the reactor.

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