NGO’s behavioral change approach to encourage sustainable hand-hygiene interventions

By Purva Jain* Handwashing is a simple act, yet so often neglected. Of all hygiene practices, handwashing with soap is a top priority and the most cost-effective way of preventing global infectious diseases like diarrhoea and pneumonia, which are leading causes of child mortality in the world (Jamison, 2006). As per a WHO report, more … Continue reading NGO’s behavioral change approach to encourage sustainable hand-hygiene interventions

Multiple impact of COVID-19 on Indian social sector: Implications for India’s nonprofits

Seventy-six percent of the nonprofits surveyed are actively engaged in ongoing relief work, including setting up health camps. | Picture courtesy: Mamoon Akhtar/Samaritan Help Mission By Divya Chopra* When the world’s largest and strictest COVID-19 lockdown began on March 24, 2020, millions of India’s most vulnerable citizens were suddenly cut off from both their livelihoods and families. … Continue reading Multiple impact of COVID-19 on Indian social sector: Implications for India’s nonprofits

Diving deep into rural India’s water security issues: Complexities require smart solutions

By: Vrindaa Sharma* Access to safe drinking water is a serious concern, especially for rural communities. Better management practices involving agriculture and household water treatment will help in increased availability and access to safe water in rural areas. Water is a topic of huge concern for policymakers and public officials around the globe as well. … Continue reading Diving deep into rural India’s water security issues: Complexities require smart solutions

Combating pandemic: Janvikas-CSJ response mechanism, support to vulnerable sections

A note on Covid-19 response mechanism and support to the vulnerable communities by the civil society organization (CSO) Janvikas, Ahmedabad, with its associates, Institute for Development Education and Learning-Centre for Social Justice ( IDEAL-CSJ) and Institute for Studies and Transformations (IST): Relief provided by CSOs included food, ration kits and safety kits to 45,804 individuals … Continue reading Combating pandemic: Janvikas-CSJ response mechanism, support to vulnerable sections

Amidst Covid-19 crisis enterprising youth like Pravina trigger new rural revolution

By Moin Qazi* As the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 continues and the nation staggers in its recovery from the debilitating impact of the pandemic, many are left stranded away from home and battling hunger every day. Many migrant workers and students walked hundreds of kilometres to reach home but several others … Continue reading Amidst Covid-19 crisis enterprising youth like Pravina trigger new rural revolution

Guided by entrepreneurial skills, Chanda guides women into mass producing face masks

By Moin Qazi* The self-help group movement has been one of the most powerful incubators of female entrepreneurship in rural India. While there were several young semi-literate women who had homegrown skillsets, absence of capital and regressive social norms prevented them from taking a full plunge and setting up their own independent business. A membership … Continue reading Guided by entrepreneurial skills, Chanda guides women into mass producing face masks

Analysis of GRs, advisories, circulars issued by Gujarat govt, Govt of India by team CSJ

An analysis of Government Resolutions, Advisories and Circulars issued by the Government of India and the Government of Gujarat and certain recommendations by the Centre for Social Justice team: As per circulars issued by the Ministry Of Labour & Employment, New Delhi, and the Labour Department, as also the circular on novel Coronavirus released to … Continue reading Analysis of GRs, advisories, circulars issued by Gujarat govt, Govt of India by team CSJ