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Approaches, ideas, and fresh perspectives that cut across sectors within the social impact space.

Voters beating the heat at a polling station to franchise their vote at Haripal, West Bengal on April 22, 2006--climate funding

Funders must prioritise climate-sensitive development
Indian civil society organisations today face the challenge of integrating a climate lens to their work. What can funders to do support them?
by Tanya Kak | 7 min read

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Savanti Bai with her sickle, harvesting kodo millets. The small mounds dotting the field are freshly cut kodo, ready to be tied and carried away.

Photo essay: What stands in the way of India’s millet revolution?
Despite strong policy signals, millet farmers lack the necessary infrastructure and support to address the challenges faced in harvesting, processing, and storing the grains.
A woman drawing water from a well in thar desert_feminist perspective

Climate change needs a feminist lens 
Climate knowledge is often built top-down, overlooking diverse experiences and expertise of women and marginalised communities. This needs to change.
sunlight falling on bright green leaves--restorative justice

What feminist approaches to justice look like
Marginalised women and their families are imprisoned disproportionately, and criminalisation doesn't work. Here's what restorative justice looks like in practice.
two women working on a farm_mgnrega

Why rural Rajasthan needs MGNREGA
Workers, unions, and civil society highlight MGNREGA's vital role in local development and women's empowerment despite problems of budget cuts, low wages, and corruption.
Ramchandra and Sahvaniya Rana sitting under a thatched roof-forest rights

Intergenerational resistance: A conversation with two Tharu Adivasi activists
Watch Ramchandra and Sahvaniya Rana, belonging to two generations of the Tharu tribe in Uttar Pradesh, speak about activism and taking the movement forward.
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