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Breaking gender stereotypes, one goal at a time
A day in the life of a 19-year-old football coach from Mumbai, who is using the sport to spark a conversation about gender norms in her community and encouraging young girls to play.
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Climate mitigation vs adaptation
The climate crisis cannot be thought of solely as a mitigation problem or an adaptation issue—neither can its solutions. Here's why we must understand the interplay between the two.
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The NYP 2021 fails to tackle the issue of youth dropouts
To effectively resolve the widespread issue of dropouts, the draft National Youth Policy 2021 needs to address the structural factors that cause it.
by Nirantar Trust | 7 min read
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Making the police more responsive to gender-based violence
Evidence shows that gender-targeted police services, regular training, and more female officers can make it easier for women to register cases of gender based violence.
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Poor policy is failing the elderly in India’s unorganised sector
Faced with financial insecurity and a lack of job opportunities in the unorganised sector, India's elderly workers need better policies and pension schemes.
by Sujay Pan | 6 min read
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Bite-sized stories from the people closest to the action.


Gender

Women farmers of Osmanabad mean business
Location Icon Osmanabad district, Maharashtra

A day in the life of


Frontline workers and first responders share their insights from working at the grassroots.


two girls playing football at oscar foundation-gender roles

Breaking gender stereotypes, one goal at a time
A day in the life of a 19-year-old football coach from Mumbai, who is using the sport to spark a conversation about gender norms in her community and encouraging young girls to play.
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“What is in your way is your way”
A day in the life of a non-binary activist from Gorakhpur who teaches young children about gender sensitivity and works on environmental awareness and education in the city.
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An environmentalist from Leh teaches his village how to manage waste
A day in the life of an economics graduate who uses YouTube, Instagram, and animated movies to build awareness about waste management and ecotourism in his village.


Social change leaders chronicle their failures and lessons learnt.

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Preparing for a marathon, not a sprint 
Dalit civil rights activist Thenmozhi Soundararajan on why failure is an opportunity to build power, how systems of oppression affect well-being, and what healing looks like for individuals and communities.
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Why don’t nonprofits talk about their failures?
A number of risks, both real and perceived, stop nonprofits from talking about failure. Here's how various stakeholders can work together to overcome them.
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The road to recovery
In Part II of a conversation with Dream a Dream CEO Suchetha Bhat and co-founder Vishal Talreja learn about what it took to rebuild an organisation in crisis, and why it needed a new kind of leadership.


Conversations with visionaries on their life's work, and their efforts to challenge the status quo in our country.


Insights and analysis of specific sectors in the development arena—what works, what doesn't, and what needs to change.

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  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Livelihoods
  • Rights
  • Water & Sanitation

  • The NYP 2021 fails to tackle the issue of youth dropouts
    To effectively resolve the widespread issue of dropouts, the draft National Youth Policy 2021 needs to address the structural factors that cause it.

    Poor policy is failing the elderly in India’s unorganised sector
    Faced with financial insecurity and a lack of job opportunities in the unorganised sector, India's elderly workers need better policies and pension schemes.

    Do gig workers’ voices count?
    The recent NITI Aayog report on India's growing gig and platform economy fails to address the issues of workers’ rights, welfare, and security.


    Breaking gender stereotypes, one goal at a time
    A day in the life of a 19-year-old football coach from Mumbai, who is using the sport to spark a conversation about gender norms in her community and encouraging young girls to play.

    Climate mitigation vs adaptation
    The climate crisis cannot be thought of solely as a mitigation problem or an adaptation issue—neither can its solutions. Here's why we must understand the interplay between the two.

    The NYP 2021 fails to tackle the issue of youth dropouts
    To effectively resolve the widespread issue of dropouts, the draft National Youth Policy 2021 needs to address the structural factors that cause it.

    Skills and functions that are core to growing programmes and organisations.

    See all coverage by topic:
  • Board & Governance
  • Fundraising & Communications
  • Leadership & Talent
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Programme
  • Technology

  • Digital transformation 101: A guide for nonprofits
    Here are some guidelines for nonprofit leaders who want to leverage tech better but don’t always know how to go about it.

    Volunteer engagement 101
    If done right, volunteering can be win-win for both the volunteers and nonprofit organisations. Here are five steps to get you started.

    Getting started with retail fundraising
    Does your nonprofit rely on only CSR and HNI funding? Adding individual donors to this mix can help organisations raise money sustainably, and do much more.