New FCRA Bill throttles spirit of cooperation, sought to be ushered in amidst lockdown

Voluntary Action Network India (VANI) statement requesting to refer FCRA bill, 2020 to a Select/Standing Committee of the Parliament: Voluntary Action Network India (VANI) being an apex body/national association of Indian voluntary development organizations strongly feels that the FCRA bill, 2020 will be a death blow to the development relief, scientific research and community support … Continue reading New FCRA Bill throttles spirit of cooperation, sought to be ushered in amidst lockdown

How rights-based experience to fight disasters facilitated CSJ’s Covid-19 response

Established in 1993, IDEAL - Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), a socio-legal organisation fighting for the rights of the marginalised and the vulnerable, principally in the sphere of access to justice has been working directly through its law centres in 4 state, Gujarat Chhattisgarh Jharkhand Madhya Pradesh Directly, and through partner organisations in 8 states. … Continue reading How rights-based experience to fight disasters facilitated CSJ’s Covid-19 response

Aided by Janvikas, other NGOs, IIM-A faculty, students help distressed migrants, low income families

An Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad note on Community Service in Response to Covid-19 by India’s top business school, ranked over time of the best in the world*: On the announcement of the nationwide lockdown by the Government of India, a group of Faculty, Students, Researchers and Staff at IIM Ahmedabad formed a team of over … Continue reading Aided by Janvikas, other NGOs, IIM-A faculty, students help distressed migrants, low income families

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