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Theme report for Human rights and exploitation #38977 Public

Created for World Association for Christian Communication 4 months ago

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India Open Grants by Paul Hamlyn Foundation #586244

This Fund seeks to meet our strategic aim to enable vulnerable communities living in priority geographical areas to improve their lives.

Many communities in India have inherent strengths which are often overlooked when modern development frameworks are used to view them. They have closely knit societies, progressive views and approaches to resource utilisation and sustainability, and are extremely conscious of their relationship with the environment. Their traditional knowledge has relevance to modern ways of living.

But traditional communities face many challenges. They are riven by attitudes that promote inequality, mostly due to caste. They are strongly patriarchal and not necessarily democratic in their outlook. The opening up of spaces, development of infrastructure, particularly roads, and hegemony of the modern development paradigm have all led them to become vulnerable. They are now unfortunately living on the margins and have been excluded in the development process.

Movements, over time, of people to urban centres, driven by economic forces, have transported some of these issues to urban centres. Urban development concerns emerge largely around building a balance between the hugely important roles that migrants have and will play and the ability of urban centres to provide for them. Addressing the concerns of the urban poor is a significant development challenge, but knowledge and experience is far less than for rural settings.

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Gender equality in the news media
The project will train volunteers to monitor news media (including online) to assess women's representation in news media. The research evidence will then help guide advocacy and education for community groups and media agencies.
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Revenue - Core
Amount sought
Between £10,000 and £50,000
Area of benefit
International - Argentina, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Haiti, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, State of, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uruguay, Vietnam, and United Kingdom
Education and training • Human rights and exploitation • Inequality and discrimination • Women and girls • Domestic and sexual abuse
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A charitable organisation - Charity registered in England & Wales
United Kingdom
Annual income
£10k - £99k
Operating for
4 years or more