A recent report by UNESCO and TISS reminds us of social and educational hostilities towards children with disabilities in India.
Political turmoil, absence of sincere management and lack of will compel elderly citizens to lead a life of suffering.
POLICY MAKERS / From the allocation of pension to widows to lack of schooling and employment opportunities for women, the nation has witnessed continued neglect of women’s empowerment over the last five years.
Government of NCT of Delhi has introduced the ‘Happiness Curriculum’ to make schools less stressful and much happier spaces for children through mindfulness, storytelling and self-expression. Can such a curriculum percolate to the lived realities of all these children?
POLICY In the Arundhati Scheme, the government of Assam aims to provide 1 Tola of gold to brides from all such communities where offering it is mandatory for a marriage to be considered as successful. Is the state normalizing the cult of dowry through this scheme?
POLICY From the ‘right to sit’ for shop employees to the right to rest during peak hours of summer for the labouring class- the Kerala government’s priorities in recent years have been a portrayal of its poor and working class friendly outlook.
There needs to be a long-term vision based on how focused work needs to be done in order to address the challenges of education and employment facing our nation.
The decline in women’s participation in the Indian workforce reminds us of the importance of ensuring policy implementation at the grassroots and the critical significance of building conducive and equal work cultures.
More than seventy years since independence have passed and yet we see that most of India’s manual scavengers and cesspit cleaners are invariably Dalits or poor Muslims. Can Clean India become meaningful without cleaning the muck of caste discrimination?
The income earned by India’s women working in the unorganised sector along with malnutrition and illiteracy among their children can be dealt with effective and full day spanning childcare.