Touching Lives

November 2017

GBV in emergencies: Alcoholism and violence against women
DISASTER RESPONSE

GBV in emergencies: Alcoholism and violence against women

Case study of Lingamma In the last decade, India has faced many disasters including Tsunami, earthquake, floods cyclones, etc.During emergencies, many uncalled situations come forth. People lose their homes and are forced to relocate. New situations bring new challenges, especially for women and girls. In the year 2009 incessant showers of rain ... Read More

GBV in Emergencies : Access to basic amenities for women and girls
DISASTER RESPONSE

GBV in Emergencies : Access to basic amenities for women and girls

Case study of Bismillah India has faced many disasters during the last decade. People have been severely affected due to the chaos that Tsunami, earthquake, floods, cyclones, etc. brought for many in the country.It is a known fact, that whenever an emergency strikes, the most affected of all groups are women and adolescent girls. The vulnerabil... Read More

GBV in emergencies: Girls’ access to development opportunities
DISASTER RESPONSE

GBV in emergencies: Girls’ access to development opportunities

Case study of Manisha In the last decade, India has faced many disasters including Tsunami, earthquake, floods cyclones, etc. Whenever emergency strikes, the most affected of all groups is women and adolescent girls whose vulnerability is exacerbated by the chaos of a crisis. When separated from their respective f... Read More

The toymaker of Azraq
INTERNATIONAL

The toymaker of Azraq

  They refer to him simply as “the toymaker.” At 65 years of age with a thin white beard and a broad smile, Mohammed Asaf certainly looks the part. He lives at the Azraq refugee camp in eastern Jordan, home to more than 30,000 Syrians forced to flee the violence in their homeland. For many, living in the camp can feel like an extended feeling of i... Read More

Being trained on Disaster Response
DISASTER RESPONSE

Being trained on Disaster Response

I have always been keen on working for marginalised people and I try to never miss on opportunities which can enhance my skillsets in the direction. A couple of days back I registered myself to be a part of the Disaster Management Unit(DMU) emergency roster team. Once I registered myself, I received an email from DMU regarding participation in a 5-day Capacity Buil... Read More

Building Teacher’s Capacity around Language and literacy needs of the most Marginalized
EDUCATION

Building Teacher’s Capacity around Language and literacy needs of the most Marginalized

One of the key objectives of education is the achievement of all goals that depend upon the learner’s ability to read, write and comprehend. The Indian Census (2011) shows that India has made dramatic strides in this regard, the national literacy rate increased from a mere 18.33% in 1951 to over 74% in the 2011 census. The concern is the limited conception of litera... Read More

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