•  November 9, 2015 
The Hindu nationalist Indian government, on a campaign against independent advocacy groups, ordered the closing of Greenpeace India and gave it 30 days to disband, the organization said on Nov.6. The move comes only weeks before the important United Nations Conference on Climate Change opens on Nov. 30. Greenpeace India has been critical of unabated …
  •  May 20, 2015 
KOLKATA, India — We started Prayasam, which means endeavor, in 1996 to organize children from difficult backgrounds and transform them first into change makers of their own communities and then make them accountable and responsible for the neighboring communities. Since its founding, Prayasam has been working with the children, not for them. Its focus …
  •  January 12, 2015 
A quiet health revolution is underway in villages where debilitating malnutrition had afflicted tribal people in the Udaipur district of Rajasthan, an Indian state better known for the graceful palaces, colorful festivals and deserts crisscrossed by camels luring tourists from around the world. Nutritional deficiencies are rampant in Rajasthan. A national health survey found …
  •  December 1, 2014 
Decades of activism to free oppressed children in India earned Kailash Satyarthi the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, which he shared with Malala Yousafzai, the young education advocate from Pakistan. Satyarthi’s advocacy also brought to international attention the work that Indian nongovernment organizations carry out to change the lives of millions of Indian youth denied …

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