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Posts tagged with ‘india’

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International Women’s Day 2019: Balance for Better

by Anna Muir

On Friday, March 8, communities around the world will observe International Women’s Day to celebrate the achievements of women in their struggle for equality, peace and development. The International Women’s Day 2019 theme of #BalanceforBetter is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world. Balance builds a better world. Providing women with equal access to education, […]

Empowering Girls in India to Decide Their Own Future

by Anna Muir

Poonam was only 13 years old when she learned that her parents had arranged for her to be married in just a few months. Poonam had been attending school in the village of Nandlali in a poor region of India, close to the Nepali border. Now, she would have to give up her dream of […]

Press for Progress this International Women’s Day

by Anna Muir

On Thursday, March 8, communities around the world will observe International Women’s Day to celebrate the achievements of women in their struggle for equality, peace and development. This day also serves as a call to action to continually work for a future filled with hope and opportunity for women and girls. Gender equality is vital […]

Small Businesses Helping Women Rise Above Poverty in India

by Karen Bokma

Ruma Pandi often felt overwhelmed by the economic demands placed on her, living in an impoverished village in southern India. Her husband’s income from working for a construction company wasn’t enough to meet their family’s needs. Ruma struggled to manage their limited finances and ensure that their two children were healthy and able to study. […]

Empowered to Prosper Youth Game

by Karen Bokma

Empowered to Prosper is a multi-player board game designed to help youth understand the complex nature of poverty, and how they can make a difference. Youth will represent families from five developing countries.

PWS&D Responds to Flash Floods and Landslides in India

by Karen Bokma

This summer Canadians experienced disaster — Lac-Mégantic and floods in southern Alberta. Presbyterians have responded in solidarity, extending their support to those affected. Beyond our borders, India is also experiencing disaster and tragedy. Torrential downpours, swirling flood waters and subsequent landslides between June 16 and 17, have caused a disaster of unprecedented proportions in India’s […]

PWS&D Partners Celebrate International Women’s Day

by Karen Bokma

PWS&D’s partners around the world celebrated International Women’s Day by sharing their stories, recognizing achievements and raising awareness of women’s rights. In India, Roofs for the Roofless – a community organization that works in rural areas in Chennai to build healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities – marked the occasion with a “share-and-tell.” Over sixty women […]