On a good and early summer in Italy, traveling from Porta Nuova to San Marino, in Turin, on Tram 4, I encountered the most grim and ghastly experience of my entire life. On this populous jaunt, a fraudster craftily robbed my wallet which had cards bearing identifying data and debit cards. As I stepped off Tram 4, my smartphone rattled with notification(s) of money being debited from both my Indian debit card and Italian debit card. The crafty criminal began to use my contactless debit cards, and within 7 minutes made over 40 transactions of 2500INR (the minimal amount that can be withdrawn without the need of a pin number) and I suffered exorbitant monetary loss. Lifeless and discomposed for a split second, I was attempting to digest these ersatz transactions; I instantly calle
Brutish challenges suppress Indian girls from being empowered and put their future in darkness. Nearly 1 in 4 girls aged 15 - 19 globally are neither in education, employment nor training, compared to 1 in 10 boys. UNESCO estimates that globally 129 million girls are out of school, including 32million of primary school age, and 97million of secondary school age. Child marriage is a critical challenge, it has jeopardized and continues to jeopardize the rights of girls in India. This evil practice has and continues to exclude girls from fundamental decision making such as the timing of marriage and choice of spouse. Even in this millennium era, girls living in rural areas are twice as likely to be married before 18 with no education. Girls who marry young are much more likely to drop
Globally, billions still live without safely managed sanitation and hygiene services, which are most critical for the protection of human health in this pandemic era. One in three people worldwide still lacks basic handwashing facilities with soap and water at home, leaving the most vulnerable to the unseen virus. Advancing transboundary water cooperation plays a crucial role in preventing conflicts and supporting wider regional integration, peace, and sustainable development. Sanitation is at the core of sustainable development, sanitation and hygiene services are desperately needed to prevent the virus from spreading. The world is not on track to achieve Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goal, 2030. Urgent action is needed to overcome this global crisis, as it is affecting all cou...
In commemoration of the National Unity Day, Manav Kalyan Society a Non-governmental organization that aims to render legal assistance by consistently creating public awareness, virtually in this digital era has immensely contributed towards health and education through its webinars in the pandemic era. Abiding by Article 71 of the United Nations Charter, Manav Kalyan Society has delivered immensely towards environmental, social, advocacy, and human rights work, promoting social and political change on a broad scale nationally and locally. Manav Kalyan Society has thus played a critical role in the developing society, promoting citizen participation with its efforts to protect human rights and end human rights abuses. ‘Big things often have humble beginnings,’ Manav Kalyan Society un
Today’s political arena calls for strong leadership. Doctors are known for guaranteeing healthcare, economic growth, and freedom. Well-versed with the policies and practices that habitually affect the disadvantaged, when they take leadership roles they address individuals, institutions working in partnership with other health professionals, especially those working in social and public policy, and - most importantly - those in the communities who are affected. Doctors know that reproductive health care is an important part of women’s overall health as it impacts many other facets of their lives, they identify fundamental misinformation and disinformation, that particularly spreads quickly (online) which has deeply harmed individuals, communities, and democracy which was evident in this
Politics is not the kind of open, competitive playing field we would like to think of it as. It is more like trying to be inducted into a fraternity with a vocalic critic of leadership. Politics and public life has since time immemorial been run by ideologies and reforms. Political strategies and policy solutions has had democratic participation. In this time and age, key consideration is given to fiscal policy, foreign affairs, women empowerment, legislations concerning national security and defense. With equal concentration to social issues related to education, health and family affairs, Italy has executed safety and security for the well-being of the nation as a whole even during the pandemic era. Hailing from Venaria Reale who graduated as a surveyor, Mr.Salvatore Ippolito has...
Strong women inspire the world, in the year of cry and crisis, the United Nations rightly themed this year as a year of ‘women in leadership: achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 world’ as the world witnessed young girls use their voices and grandmothers raise up a new generation with utmost confidence. It is awe-inspiring to witness equality eloquently contested with compassion and strength. Since time immemorial, women have shown unshakable strength of faith, convinced of God’s provisions and power invoked miraculous resurrection to what is supernatural winning favor in the eyes of Emperors even at the cost of embracing the possibility of death, prevented genocide of an entire clan. Utmost determination and strength shine in them even in the midst of adversities. The global
One key tenet of liberal democracy is the fourth pillar of the Indian Constitution. Because of its emerging function as the ‘public watchdog,’ it monitors the running of the nation by exposing checks and balances thus contributing to a healthy democracy. A free, objective, skilled media is an indispensable element of any democratic society. Mass media has played and continues to play a very important role in the socio-political lives of its citizens. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights succinctly states a principle that is now universally acknowledged in international law: the exercise of freedom of expression in a democracy has little meaning if it can only be exercised on an individual level. Freedom of expression is not only about what you are allowed to tell your neighbor -
Violence against women and children is an appalling human rights violation, it is not inevitable, We must end this! Domestic violence is a public health concern since time immemorial, in this pandemic era, it has adverse effects on the physical and mental health of women. Prefatory evidence denotes that domestic violence during the COVID-19 has devilishly increased globally. The UN Women statistics reveal that women and girls were and still are fighting ‘a shadow pandemic inside their homes. Domestic violence in India was considerably persisting across all socio-economic strata. Findings reveal that sources of motivation in domestic violence during the lockdown were due to alcohol and unemployment. The blue indicator depicts the number of cases filed under section 498A of the IPC or ‘
The world is at war with an unseen virus, contemporaneously the world witnesses India battle forms of deadly colored virus! A rare country where a mere assessment in the form of ‘higher secondary school examination’ supersedes survival of students; as our future generation remains most vulnerable, unprotected, and lethal to the colored virus. Over the past two years, schools, universities, institutions, and offices both government and private globally adopted the virtual world and still continues to. India too embraced online education, as classrooms shifted to homes. Disparity remains apparent - urban homes had eyeful parents, snoozing students and rural homes had no internet facility, smartphones, or even electricity. This dramatic change caused a digital divide in the education