Domestic workers still viewed as ‘outcasts’ throughout India

Domestic workers still viewed as ‘outcasts’ throughout India

WNN Improve It (WNN/GOIM) Chennai, INDIA, SOUTHERN ASIA: Ignored, abused and without resources, domestic workers remain to be viewed as outcasts throughout India. JUNE 16, 2013 was ‘Father’s Day’ in India as lovely quotes on fatherhood spilled over from mainstream media to Facebook and Twitter. June 16 was also ‘International Domestic Workers’ Day’ but it […]

Biofortified millet hopes to stop malnutrition in Western India

Biofortified millet hopes to stop malnutrition in Western India

WNN – Improve It (WNN/VOA) Pune, INDIA, SOUTH ASIA: In western India, farmers like Popat Pokharkar are among the first in the country to harvest crops that are fortified with key nutrients to combat what is being called the country’s hidden hunger. Pokharkar, a fourth-generation farmer, is just getting ready to harvest this year’s pearl […]

Can the housewives of India quantify their work in the home?

Can the housewives of India quantify their work in the home?

Akriti Gupta – WNN Improve It (WNN/GOIM) New Delhi, INDIA, SOUTH ASIA: Households chores are increasingly being devalued as everything gets judged in monetary terms. Can putting a price tag on home maker’s job ensure greater equality? Thousands of years have passed, and a woman’s existence in India is still valued by the male in her […]