INTERNATIONAL DAYS

13 October 2017
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

International Day for Disaster Reduction began in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Held every 13 October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face. Read More...

15 October 2017
International Day of Rural Women

The crucial role that women and girls play in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing, has been increasingly recognized. Women account for a substantial proportion of the agricultural labour force, including informal work, and perform the bulk of unpaid care and domestic work within families and households in rural areas. They make significant contributions to agricultural production, food security and nutrition, land and natural resource management, and building climate resilience. Read More...

16 October 2017
World Food Day

The world is on the move. More people have been forced to flee their homes than at any time since the Second World War due to increased conflict and political instability. But hunger, poverty, and an increase in extreme weather events linked to climate change are other important factors contributing to the migration challenge. Read More...

17 October 2017
International Day for Eradication of Poverty

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the declaration by the General Assembly, in its resolution 47/196 of 22 December 1992, of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Call to Action by Father Joseph Wresinski — which inspired the observance of October 17 as the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty — and the recognition by the United Nations of the day as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Read More...

Video

  • Changemaker Malala

  • Bridging the gender divide in education – Safeena Husain

  • Maturkham’s Lady Tarzan – Jamuna Tudu

  • Transcending adversity to make history – Arunima Sinha

  • India’s first woman firefighter – Harshini Kanhekar

  • Making air taxies out of jet planes – Kanika Tekriwal

  • Rising from trauma – Laxmi Agarwal

  • Saving thousands of lives daily – Subasini Mistry

  • Mhasvad’s doctor madam – Sunita Kamble

  • A beacon of hope for the underprivileged – Shima Modak

  • Lifesaver device designed by a mom – Rajlakshmi Borthakur

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