Bangalore: Government for re-survey of manual scavengers

Bangalore, May 31, 2014: Social Welfare Minister H. Anjaneya on Friday admitted that there was gross under estimation of the number of manual scavengers in the State and promised that the government would immediately take up a re-survey.....

95% of rural girls miss classes during menstruation

Susuanso, (B/A), Ghana, May 31, 2014: A study conducted by Sustainable Development Focus (SUDEF), a Non-Governmental Organisation has revealed that 95 per cent of girls in rural areas in the country failed to attend school during menstrual periods.....
Posted Date: 31-05-2014 | Category
Indian Girls Break Taboos on Menstrual Hygiene

Indian Girls Break Taboos on Menstrual Hygiene

Bettiah, India, May 28 2014: Fifteen-year-old Nasreen Jehan, a student in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, proudly flaunts a yellow and red beaded bracelet encircling her wrist. This humble accessory, she tells IPS, is her most treasured possession.....
Posted Date: 28-05-2014 | Category Bihar

Now a Helpline for Girls to Clear Doubts on Menstruation

Delhi, May 28, 2014: Schoolgirls, especially those from rural India can now dial a toll-free helpline to get their queries on menstruation answered thanks to an upcoming project that aims to raise awareness on the subject. The helpline is part of an....
Posted Date: 28-05-2014 | Category

NDB facilitates improved water and sanitation access in rural schools

Sri Lanka, May 27, 2014: National Development Bank (NDB) joined hands with the Sri Lanka Water Partnershipto improve water supply and sanitation facilities in rural schools; thereby improving access to education and promoting good health of students....
Posted Date: 27-05-2014 | Category

Drastic rise in cases of diarrhoea across Hyderabad state

Hyderabad, May 21, 2014: In a worrying trend, lakhs of people have fallen prey to diarrhoea this year after drinking ‘unsafe’ water supplied by the municipal authorities and eating at unauthorized roadside eateries in the state. Worrying statistics o....