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New Delhi: Many of the countries that are home to the world's 1·8 billion adolescents are poorly equipped to address their mental health needs, with less than 50 per cent setting up mental health policies. These troubling figures from Aiding...
Soda Village, Rajasthan: As the sun begins to set on the village of Soda in Rajasthan, Chhavi Rajawat walks through the dusty streets, stopping to chat with residents who emerge from the wooden doorways of their homes to greet her. Folding...
New Delhi: An illustrated book seeks to address the problem of visual impairment due to refractive error in children and is available in English and six other Indian languages. The book titled "The Singing Tree" is being distributed to 75,000...
Mumbai: A plan to convert old railway coaches into shelters for the homeless before the start of colder weather is on the cards, a move, campaigners say does not address the issue of a crippling shortage of shelters and affordable housing...
Mumbai: Widows of farmers who have committed suicide face abuse and threats to their children's safety when they demand their inheritance, highlighting the risks vulnerable women face in claiming rights over property, a report said. Thousands of farmers kill themselves...
Kupwara, (Jammu and Kashmir): Growing up in a society that stigmatises menstruation, two women social entrepreneurs in this border village of Jammu and Kashmir are battling the taboos attached to this routine biological process. They are not only creating awareness...
Biswanath: When she was a little over knee high, Badaik's father took her on a trip. They walked through lush tea gardens, boarded a bus and reached "somewhere". As she took in the sights, her father turned back and went home,...
Imagine a 5 year old, innocent, vulnerable girl, totally oblivious of the evil existing in this world, as she happily enters a dark room with a man whom she fondly calls ‘bhaiya’ (brother). The man however, chooses to betray her...
MUMBAI: Campaigners are using social media and lobbying for special laws to annul child marriages in India. Kriti Bharti, founder of Saarthi Trust, has helped nullify more than 30 child marriages in Rajasthan, and recently used Facebook posts as evidence...
Toronto: Due to the pressure caused by changing societal roles and multiple responsibilities, depression has significantly increased the risk of early death in women, a study has found. The findings showed that the risk of death associated with depression appeared...

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