Srishti Bakshi begins her #billionsteps for a safer India for Women

Srishti Bakshi, the Founder of CrossBow this week embarked on her pan India walk with team Crossbow, covering 3800 kms over 260 days from Kanyakumari to Srinagar. The walk began from Vivekananda College, Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu). The walk is aimed at creating awareness across India for women’s safety and empowering them through digital and financial literacy. UN Women’s Empower Women Initiative is dedicated to empowering women to achieve their full economic potential by inspiring both men and women to become to become advocates, change makers and leaders in their community. You…

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Business and philanthropy leaders scale up initiatives for women’s empowerment

In a high-level event organized by UN Women in the context of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, Melinda Gates, Co-Chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Jack Ma, Executive Chair of the Alibaba Group; and Nirvana Chaudhary, President of the Chaudhary Group and Chair of the Foundation, joined Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women for a strategic conversation on how collective action can scale-up opportunities for women and girls. Today’s dialogue among a select group of business and foundation…

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Arthritis Research UK Releases Social Experiment Video, #JointProblem

Arthritis Research UK has launched The Nation’s Joint Problem campaign and report this week, alongside a creative visual to personify the issue. Social change company Shape History were commissioned by the organisation and PR Agency Headland, to create a three and a half minute social experiment video, as well as further digital creative assets, to address the struggles those living with the condition face. Playing on the insight that people with arthritis find it difficult to talk to their loved ones about their experiences, the film explores the misconceptions about…

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Rainbow Road and Canadian Government help get LGBTQ+ people out from Chechnya

In April, the international community started hearing more reports of violence and hatred being shown by the Goverment of Chechnya to their LGBTQ+ people. The Government denied this by parroting the ridiculous statement that they couldn’t be persecuting the LGBTQ+ people in the country because according to them they just didn’t exist. The Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has repeated several time that there are any gay or bisexual people in the country, they just don’t exist. The obvious danger to LGBTQ+ people caused Canadian human rights organisation Rainbow Road to…

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Unilever acquires Pukka Herbs

Multinational Unilever has purchased organic and ethiical tea company Pukka Herbs. Pukka Herbs Ltd was founded in 2001 by Tim Westwell and Sebastian Pole. With 100% certified, organic and ethically sourced ingredients, Pukka’s health and wellness philosophy centres around benefitting people, plants and planet. This represents a clear synergy with Unilever’s own sustainable living plan. The pioneering British brand has a turnover of over £30m and growth of around 30%. It is also growing rapidly across Europe and the US. According to Euromonitor 2016, Pukka is the fastest growing organic…

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