Advocacy

Crime against Children sees 11% Increase in a Year: Kidnap and Rape at the Top

Reading Time: 3 minutesCrime against children in India has increased by a sharp 11% between 2015 and 2016, as freshly released NCRB data suggests. Looking at the concentration of reported incidents across the states, more than 50% of crimes against children have been recorded in just five states, namely Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi UT and West […]

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Doctors: The Hands That Heal are not the Ones That Kill!

Reading Time: 3 minutesA news is different from perceptions/rumour that is served as news by vested interest groups. Dr. Amrinder clears the fog about the five-month fetuses that were given by a hospital staff and not the pediatrician. No death certificate was issued. The doctors have been at a receiving end since then. They are being publicly shamed […]

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Child Health and Malnutrition: WCD Minister Endorses CRY-VCRO Campaign

Reading Time: 4 minutes‘Giving children of Odisha a healthy start’, a six-month-long initiative organised by VCRO and CRY, reached out to children and mothers of 131 villages of five tribal districts in Odisha. Here’s a report for Different Truths. Paura Murmu, a young woman of 29 and mother of three children, had no clue as to what an Anganwadi […]

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Meera Shenoy of Youth4jobs wins National Award for Placing Disabled Youth in Job

Reading Time: 7 minutesIn India, people with disabilities are either looked-down upon, seen with sympathy or made fun of. Rarely people go beyond these actions. Mahima, in the weekly column, interviews Meera Shenoy, Founder of Youth4Jobs Foundation that is changing lives of disabled youth by making them self-reliant. A Different Truths exclusive.  What do you see, when you […]

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Meet Sonia Jolly, a Mother and a Good Samaritan to 45 Daughters

Reading Time: 6 minutesSonia Jolly, a lady from an affluent family, runs ‘Upkaar Hum Hain’, an NGO, at Satna, Madhya Pradesh. She has been taking care and looking after 45 girl children, entirely on her own, since 2014. She is bringing the change single-handedly. She is a role model and an inspiration to many others. Here’s an exclusive […]

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Education is the Key to Reduce Child Marriage: CRY

Reading Time: 3 minutesCRY welcomes Bihar government’s move to combat child marriage and advocates that it can only be achieved by ensuring that girls get to complete higher secondary education before they reach the legally prescribed age for marriage. A report in Different Truths.       In spite of an overall decline in the rate of marriage among young girls […]

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Three Findings on Learning to Live with Alzheimer

Reading Time: 3 minutesRitambhara reminds us what we need to do to ensure that elders in our family, in the neighbourhood or around us, are taken good care of to avoid one of the worst forms of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease. Here’s a special feature, on the occasion of the World Alzheimer’s Day, on Sept. 21 (Thursday), this year. […]

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Elderly Urinary Incontinence: The Feeling of Being Tied to the Toilet

Reading Time: 6 minutesRita talks about one of the embarrassing problems that elders or their families face, urinary incontinence or lack of control of the bladder. Read more in the regular column, exclusively in Different Truths. A trip to the bathroom is something most people can easily delay. But for the millions who suffer from urinary incontinence, delaying […]

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Why Jaishankar Prasad Deserves the Bharat Ratna?

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis article is written with the intention to generate support for the candidacy for Bharat Ratna award for Jaishankar Prasad, a Hindi language legend, simultaneously spreading awareness about his contribution to Hindi literature. A community called, ‘Bharat Ratna for Jaishankar Prasad’ has started a campaign for Bharat Ratna award in Varanasi on 30th August 2017. […]

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