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End impunity for attacks on journos in Pakistan: Amnesty

There must be a clear and unequivocal commitment by the Pakistani authorities to end impunity for attacks on journalists, said Amnesty International.

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Arctic forever changed by rapidly warming climate: WMO

The Arctic Report Card shows that the warming trend is continuing to drive dramatic transformation in the Arctic region.

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Iron deficiency leaves 53% of kids in Maharashtra anemic

India ranks 170th in world for prevalence of anemia amongst women.

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Driving modern agricultural practices to benefit farmers

Reduced expenditure and water conservation measures have ensured that 28% of farmers in SST project areas earn over 3.5 lakes per hectare each year.

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Empowering girls, women to resist sex trafficking

A national consultation, part of three-city series, highlights the vulnerabilities of the last mile girl- who is the most vulnerable of all human beings to prostitution.

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Tiger conservation can help realise SDGs in Asia

Investing in tigers produce significant benefits and opportunities for thousands of species and millions of people.

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Indian Ban Asbestos Network (I-BAN) established

The network was formed after two days of deliberations in a meeting ‘India Beyond Asbestos - Issues and Strategies’ held in New Delhi last week.

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NITI open to quarterly dialogue with civil society on SDGs

India’s apex planning body to engage civil society in quarterly deliberations to have an action oriented approach to deliver results.

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Govt mulls plan to improve employability of tribal people

Government is considering formulating a special policy for tribal people working in urban areas so that they can benefit from the skill India initiative.

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Even after 5 years things haven't changed: Nirbhaya’s mother

There is a need of strong law against women atrocities and there is a need of change in the mentality of every person, said Asha Devi, mother of Nirbhaya.

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AIF set to sensitise 5000 schools on waste management

The American India Foundation (AIF) aims to positively impact an estimated 11 lakh children on the long-term benefits of proper solid waste management.

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Bangladesh moves to protect Rohingya kids from diphtheria

Accelerated immunization will cover nearly 255 000 children in Ukhiya and Teknaf sub-districts in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh.

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Sex Ki Adalat takes on less talked issue of menstruation

The new web series Sex Ki Adalat (Court of Sex) by Population Foundation of India (PFI) discusses critical issues related to sexual and reproductive health.

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Inching towards effective skilling of youth of Bihar

Bihar Skill Development mission has initiated a new integrated model factoring recruitment, training and deployment.

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Afghan women journos empower voices against violence

A group of women reporters in Afghanistan have come together to fight everyday harassment of women the landlocked country.

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Volunteers act first, saving lives and livelihoods

More than a billion people across the world volunteer each year.

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South-East Asia to accelerate road safety measures

The WHO South-East Asia Region accounts for more than one-quarter of the global road accident deaths.

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The long reach of drug addiction in India

India must make a quick move for addressing the lack of professional addiction treatment centers, writes Dr Tonmoy Sharma.

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Indian wins first ever UNICEF Climate Comic Contest

Sathviga Sridhar uses graphic art to raise awareness of climate change after experiencing severe floods in the South Indian district of Chennai.

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Safety education can contain child sexual abuse: study

Prevention of child sexual abuse is possible through personal safety education, says a report by Arpan, a leading NGO.

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