widows in india face unseen problems

Widows in India: Invisible women facing invisible problems

International Widows Day reminds us of the opportunity for action towards achieving full rights and recognition for widows in India. Read more »
elder abuse, ageing population

Elder abuse cases on the rise as ageing population lack access to justice

Prevention of elder abuse is possible as many strategies have been identified to prevent abuse, take action against it and mitigate its consequences. Read more »
covid-19 second wave

UN Security Council May agenda skirts Covid-19 pandemic crisis

The UN Security Council's programme of work for May focuses on global challenges of peace and human wellbeing, exposing its narrow definition of peace. Read more »
kerala model success

Covid-19: Multilateralism, diplomacy can improve pandemic response

Even countries like India that have vaccine manufacturing facilities are at the mercy of a few manufacturers of Covid-19 vaccine. Read more »
kerala model success

Covid-19 vaccine diplomacy: India’s chance to deepen its strategic engagements

India, the largest producer of vaccines in the world, exported 64 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, while administering only 61 million doses within the country. Read more »
WHO and world health day

World Health Day: WHO calls for fairer post-Covid-19 world

On World Health Day, WHO has urged world leaders to monitor health inequities and ensure that all people can access quality health services. Read more »
Kerala healthcare challenges

Reimagining health: A people’s manifesto for Kerala

Kerala’s healthcare infrastructure may withstand pandemics like Covid-19, but the state lacks a transparent health financing policy based on a cost budget. Read more »
India women's empowerment

Empowerment of women: Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 5

The celebration of Women's Day and the ritualistic reverence of women notwithstanding, there is an urgent need for a critical appraisal of their status. Read more »
Access to Covid-19 vaccine

Covid-19 vaccine: Compulsory licensing key to equal access

The unprecedented damage to human lives and the economy is justification enough for compulsory licensing of coronavirus vaccines. Read more »
Covid 19 vaccine drive

Covid-19 vaccine: India readies extensive rollout plan

The government’s plans for Covid-19 immunisation should not come at the expense of other life-saving vaccinations. Read more »