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These 8 Goals Were Set To Develop The World, But 14 Years Since, This Is Where We Stand

Posted Sep 4, 2014 by Pooja Parvati

Many of us might be familiar with the music of ‘The Beatles‘, ranked the best-selling band in history with estimated sales of over 600 million records worldwide and named the greatest artists of all time by the Rolling Stone&nbs

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A Look At The Year 2029: What Kind Of Legacy Will We Leave Behind For Our Future Generations?

Posted Sep 4, 2014 by Pooja Parvati

It’s circa 2029: In an ongoing online symposium titled, “Sustainable Development as if People Mattered”, anguished voices post voice messages on revisiting the model of development that countries have adopted. The symp

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BRICS bank a necessary step, but needs more transparency

Posted July 16, 2014 by Supriya Roychoudhary
 
At their Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil on July 15-16, the leaders of the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are expected to announce the details of the much anticipated “BRICS Development Bank”.

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Short term memory and Long term needs!

Posted July 16, 2014 by Zubin Zaman
 
Earlier in June 2013, I was part of Oxfam’s emergency response operations in Uttarakhand. The state was hit by one of the worst disasters in 33 years, with thousands reported dead and missing and an unforgiving terrain that was un

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A people’s budget has to go beyond...

Posted July 15, 2014 by Avinash kumar
 
#Budget2014 came around the rhetoric ‘against populism’ (meaning social sector expenditure for the poor) and ended up pandering to populism for the middle classes.
 
So, while the soci

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National Shame, National Failure

Posted June 3, 2014 by Julie Thekkudan
 
Yet another gruesome rape and murder which has caught the attention of the world! The foremost reaction that comes to my mind is that it took another incident of this magnitude for those in positions

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Oxfam India pledges its support to #BringBackOurGirls

Oxfam India pledges its support to #BringBackOurGirls and highly condemns the actions of militant group Boko Haram. We commend the activism of Nigerian citizens, particularly women

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Violence against women in India, behind the data

On the International Day of Eliminating Violence Against Women, Ranjana Das from Oxfam India explores official crime statistic

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Closing the Gap on Gender: Is India up for the challenge?

India is a land of many contrasts where goddesses are revered for their strength and invincibility yet violence against women in all forms is a common phenomenon. In the year 2012, there was a devas

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She tills, she sows, but she does not own

‘A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction’, so said Virginia Woolf.  It was a great realization eighty years back which, unfortunately, still remains to be realized. Though many more things since then have been added to the list.    A w

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