I. Change Through Entertainment
Population Foundation Of India was formed in the 1970s by leading industrialists JRD Tata and Dr Bharat Ram to usher family planning in the country through research and demonstration. Since 1990s, the organisation has worked towards population stabilisation and collaborates with central and state governments as well as various local and national NGOs.
II. The Voice Of Rural India
A Social Tech Company based at IIT Delhi, Gram Vaani operates on the principle of 'Profit With A Conscience'. The initiative founded in 2009 serves as a rural 'social network' of sorts by catering to over 2 million people in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, South Africa and Namibia and acting as a research and communication tool for NGOs and Corporates.
III. Technology and Taboos
A simple curiosity about India's difficulty in accepting menstruation led to the creation of Menstrupedia by Aditi Gupta and Tuhin Paul to tackle of the dearth of conversations surrounding the biological process millions of women go through. Menstrupedia serves as a unique blog and offline comic book and textbook to help spread awareness about menstrual hygiene in India as well as tackle the taboos and restrictions placed on women and adolescent girls.
The Road Ahead
To know more about the work done by these organisations, visit the websites below:
Words: Devang Pathak
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