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  • Challenges for children from marginalised Indian communities
    EDUCATION

    Challenges for children from marginalised Indian communities

    Literacy is not only an end but a means to most other learnings as well as social and economic empowerment. Early language and literacy (reading and writing) development begins in the first years of life. The interactions that young children have with literacy materials such as books and stories, and with the adults in their lives are the building blocks for langu... Read More

  • Unleashing the power of youth in humanitarian space
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Unleashing the power of youth in humanitarian space

    Asia is home to more than half of the world’s young people. India is expected to have 34.33% share of youth in total population by 2020 (Central Statistics Office, GoI). There is immense untapped potential in youth to shape the future of the world as a safer place to live in. The National Youth Policy (2014) defines youth as persons in the age group of 15-29 yea... Read More

  • Maternal health care in Bihar: One born every two seconds
    HEALTH

    Maternal health care in Bihar: One born every two seconds

    Her first four children each died of asphyxiation during delivery. The 30-year-old’s fifth – a baby girl – was born safely at home, and against all odds. When the same expectant mother entered Bihar’s district hospital to deliver her sixth baby, she was hoping for a boy. She entered the hospital carrying the hopes and dreams of the many family memb... Read More

  • Bhagwati- A Woman’s Struggle In Fighting Malnutrition
    HEALTH

    Bhagwati- A Woman’s Struggle In Fighting Malnutrition

    This story is of Bhagwati Ahirwar from Kayan village in Madhya Pradesh. Having helped reduce malnutrition among the children in the village, Bhagwati is a role model for her villagers.With her marriage while in class 8, Bhagwati had to end her education. Soon she gave birth to an underweight child, her husband and in-laws moved to the capital city for work and... Read More

  • Fighting TB: Challenges and Way Forward
    HEALTH

    Fighting TB: Challenges and Way Forward

    Tuberculosis can affect any age, caste or class and it is one of the top 10 causes of death across the globe, ranking above HIV and malaria. To generate awareness, 24 March is observed as World TB Day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2015, there were 10.4 million new cases of TB worldwide. Six countries account for 60% of the total TB deaths, ... Read More

  • Raju Patel’s Journey Towards Breaking Age Old Gender Stereotypes
    HEALTH

    Raju Patel’s Journey Towards Breaking Age Old Gender Stereotypes

    In Khajwa village in Madhya Pradesh, Raju and his wife Poonam earn their livelihood through farming and animal husbandry.  Being the youngest daughter-in-law in the family, Poonam had to do all the household chores, look after their cattle and spend the remaining time in farming.It was as a part of CARE India’s Read More

  • Children are most vulnerable during disasters
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Children are most vulnerable during disasters

    Can any disaster avoid a sight of children lying lifeless, injured and deafening sound of their cry in pain and stream of tears rolling relentlessly? The huge impact of disasters on children is visible with the staggering number of deaths and injuries to children. Children’s vulnerability increases with the decrease in age and existing ill-health conditions. Amo... Read More

  • After a decade of implementation of PWDV Act in Bihar, study on domestic violence shows some mixed results
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    After a decade of implementation of PWDV Act in Bihar, study on domestic violence shows some mixed results

    After 10 years of enforcement of a milestone law to protect women from domestic violence ‘The Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act’ (PWDVA), nothing much has changed for vast number 0f women in the country. During one of my visit to Patna, I heard Shazina saying “today if I am living a life with dignity it is just because of PWDVA Read More

  • Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality

    India has sex ratio of 940 females per 100 males (census 2011)1; Literacy rates of 68.4% women, 85.6 % men (NFHS 4); globally, about 800 women die every day of preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth; 20 per cent of these women are from India. As per ILO, women formed 60 per cent of the lowest paid wage labor, but only 15 per cent of the ... Read More

  • Overcoming gender barriers to reduce malnutrition
    HEALTH

    Overcoming gender barriers to reduce malnutrition

    Pawai block is located almost 65 kms away from Panna district. Juhi is one of the villages in this block having a large tribal population. The total population of this village is 1260. There are two prominent castes, one is Yadavs who fall under OBC and other is tribes. The major occupation of Yadav community is agriculture and they are somewhat prosperous too. H... Read More

  • A relentless drive to propel change: Story of Bishnupriya
    LIVELIHOOD

    A relentless drive to propel change: Story of Bishnupriya

    Bishnupriya Pradhan, a young Adivasi girl from Kandhamal district’s Bradinaju village in Odisha is inspiring thousands in her community, as she chases her ambitions fearlessly, embodying the true spirit of women empowerment.When most girls her age in the community were getting married, Bishnupriya decided to pursue her graduation in Arts, managing her own fe... Read More

  • Mother’s willingness to adopt of correct feeding practices help revive her children’s deteriorating health
    HEALTH

    Mother’s willingness to adopt of correct feeding practices help revive her children’s deteriorating health

    28-year-old Maya Mishra from Badamalhera Block’s Chaikuwa village in Madhya Pradesh has had a tough journey to ensure health and well-being of her children. Maya’s husband is a farmer and the only earning hand in the family. The family’s only source of income is a piece of two-acre land. CARE India’s staff first met Maya in December 2013 during their rou... Read More

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