India Fellows in the News

Women's labour in India is not recorded as work, says founder of one of the world's largest trade unions

Source : qz.com
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The world's fastest-growing major economy has a serious problem when it comes to getting women to join the workforce. India's female labour force participation rate is just 27%, one of the lowest in the world. The dismal number is the result of persistent gender inequality, as well as a lack of technical skills an

Triple ‘talaaq’ and uniform civil code are separate issues

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Triple Talaaq should be abolished to uphold gender justice equality. And it finds no mention in the Koran

How Kerala’s palliative care network benefits both patient and carer

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By Mary-Rose Abraham  Hamsa lay on the bed, his arm propping up his head. His tall frame nearly filled the entire bed. His wife Jasmine stood behind him, her hand resting on his shoulder. Both smiled and nodded as they listened to the young visitors in their hospital room.

An historic move towards ending child slavery in India

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Imagine eight children, all former slaves, singing their hearts out to the President of India. Imagine this taking place in the grand and opulen

Only 5% of India uses solar energy: Selco co-founder - Times of India

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Harish Hande, chairman, Selco Solar Light Private Limited, co-founded elco-India with Neville Williams in 1995.

Supreme Court of India is acting against the publication & dissemination

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In a very welcome move, the Supreme Court of India is acting against the publication and dissemination of rape videos. This step was taken after the NGO

Women enter Mumbai's Haji Ali Dargah mosque after ban lifted

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Trustees put the ban in place in 2011, arguing that allowing women near the tomb of a revered saint was a ‘grievous sin’ in Islam

Harish Hande seeks decentralisation of solar power production

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The man who has taken solar lights and other solar light-based appliances to inaccessible areas of the country pushed for decentralising solar power production to prevent transmission and distribution

Protecting ‘Good Samaritans’ at road accidents

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Will new legislation help reduce India’s sky-high rate of road fatalities? 
A staggering 17 people an hour on average are killed o

The disabled community is far stronger, far more mature: The long wait for a strong disability law

Source : scroll.in
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Disability rights activist Javed Abidi says that the new bill passed in the Rajya Sabha is a big win.

Kailash Satyarthi, world leaders adopt ‘Will’ to end child labour, slavery

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The Nobel laureates and world leaders said children have the right to a safe, educated and healthy childhood.

Women and worship: Time to shatter all patriarchal ceilings

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There is no ban on women worshippers at Mumbai’s other popular dargahs, Makhdoom Ali Mahimi, at Mahim, though this shrine shares some trustees with the Haji Ali dargah

Show me the money!

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By Javed Abidi Indians have always been largely apathetic towards persons with disabilities. Our census started counting us only from 2001.

Is small-scale hydro the answer to India's clean energy needs?

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India wants to encourage more privately owned, small-scale hydropower projects to cut its climate emissions, but questions about environmental impacts remain
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