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Land rights as a pathway to women’s empowerment
Land is an asset that gives women financial security, shelter, income, and livelihood opportunities. Here are four ways in which funders can start working on and investing in women’s land rights.
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What does generosity look like?
Nonprofits in India should care about more than just donations. We must embrace people's broad spectrum of generosity, and partner with them on it.
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What the India Discrimination Report tells us about unemployment
Oxfam India’s report highlights the extent of discrimination experienced by women, Muslims, and members of the SC/ST communities. Here’s how the pandemic impacted their access to the labour market.
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What’s the future of employment for India’s youth?
Here’s everything you need to know about the recent ILO report on global employment trends for youth.
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CSR, philanthropy, and climate funding
Gayatri Divecha, head of CSR at Godrej Industries, and Shloka Nath, acting CEO at the India Climate Collaborative, unpack climate finance in India, and discuss why and how corporate, individual, and private philanthropy can step up.
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Why preliminary assessment is against the idea of juvenile justice
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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.
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“I want young people’s voices to be heard”
A day in the life of the founder of a Jamshedpur-based nonprofit that seeks to empower transgender, queer, and marginalised youth.
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Building sustainable products and livelihoods
A day in the life of an eco-friendly tableware producer, who shares how her first formal job as a leaf-crushing machine operator helped her gain independence and support her family through a difficult time.


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.


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  • What the India Discrimination Report tells us about unemployment
    Oxfam India’s report highlights the extent of discrimination experienced by women, Muslims, and members of the SC/ST communities. Here’s how the pandemic impacted their access to the labour market.

    What’s the future of employment for India’s youth?
    Here’s everything you need to know about the recent ILO report on global employment trends for youth.

    Why preliminary assessment is against the idea of juvenile justice
    In 2015, a new Juvenile Justice Act introduced the concept of preliminary assessment wherein minors aged 16 to 18 who are accused of committing heinous offences can be tried as adults. Here’s why this move compromises child rights.


    What does generosity look like?
    Nonprofits in India should care about more than just donations. We must embrace people's broad spectrum of generosity, and partner with them on it.

    What the India Discrimination Report tells us about unemployment
    Oxfam India’s report highlights the extent of discrimination experienced by women, Muslims, and members of the SC/ST communities. Here’s how the pandemic impacted their access to the labour market.

    What’s the future of employment for India’s youth?
    Here’s everything you need to know about the recent ILO report on global employment trends for youth.

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  • What does generosity look like?
    Nonprofits in India should care about more than just donations. We must embrace people's broad spectrum of generosity, and partner with them on it.

    Supporting women field surveyors: Three lessons for nonprofits
    Nonprofits often rely on surveys to gather insights and inform their work. However, social norms may restrict women from responding openly to male surveyors, making it crucial for nonprofits to engage more women field surveyors.

    Communications strategy 101 for nonprofits
    Tips and tools to build your one-person communications army.