COVID-19: CSJ suggestions to help poor people based on its assessment of ground reality

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) letter to the Gujarat chief secretary on concerns and suggestions in the wake of corona virus outbreak: CSJ is working in the districts of dang, Bharuch, Narmada, Amreli, and Bhavnagar. Based on our assessment as of  26th march 2020, the following needs your urgent attention: 1. Concern: Safe transit … More COVID-19: CSJ suggestions to help poor people based on its assessment of ground reality

A silent crusader in rural India: Prema Gopalan’s self-education through empowerment

By Moin Qazi* Over 26 years ago, on September 30, 1993, Latur district in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra was jolted by an earthquake that left a trail of mass destruction. It was India’s most devastating earthquake of the 20th century that left nearly 10,000 dead. It ravaged and obliterated vast swathes of villages and … More A silent crusader in rural India: Prema Gopalan’s self-education through empowerment

As a nonprofit working in India, here are 10 things you should know about current legal framework

By Tanaya Jagtiani* The legal framework governing civil society in India is rapidly evolving, and there is a labyrinth of regulations affecting the governance, funding, and taxation of nonprofits in India. The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law’s India Philanthropy Law Report 2019 unpacks these laws, highlighting recent legal developments and analysing their implications for the functioning of Indian … More As a nonprofit working in India, here are 10 things you should know about current legal framework

Mentoring grassroots social warriors: Looking at a familiar landscape with fresh eyes

By Moin Qazi* One of the dispiriting features of the modern development model is that despite oceans of research and studies, there has not been a substantive transformative impact on marginalised communities. Much of the outcomes have been purely academic and we need more dedicated, courageous and purpose-driven champions who can creatively apply their core … More Mentoring grassroots social warriors: Looking at a familiar landscape with fresh eyes

Forced depoliticisation of civil society has compromised their ability to build democratic society

By Arun Kumar* Civil society is a space that belongs to the citizen. It exists between the state and the market. As a plural, amorphous, and evolving space, it resists the absolute and overwhelming power of both the state and the market. It can be a conscience keeper, playing several roles, including promoting transparency and … More Forced depoliticisation of civil society has compromised their ability to build democratic society

A call for concrete actions for enabling environment and reversing the trend of closing civic spaces

A note on the meeting of the Civil Society Organizations (CSO) platform CPDE for global partnership senior-level meeting, which begins on July 13 in New York: Representatives of the global platform CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) have gathered in New York for the Senior-Level Meeting (SLM) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation … More A call for concrete actions for enabling environment and reversing the trend of closing civic spaces

Volunteerism in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, where people have suffered from extremism and radicalism

By Faisal Khan* I wanted to share some information, including pictures, about the work done by Khudai Khitmatgar volunteers in Afghanistan, but I was hesitant as I could not believe that this has been possible in such a short span of time. It’s about Jalalabad, Afghanistan, where youths in their mid-twenties are engaged in constructive … More Volunteerism in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, where people have suffered from extremism and radicalism