WOMEN'S FEATURE SERVICE (WFS)

WFS requires Editor-Outreach

WFS is a Delhi-based non profit media agency that has been reporting on women's issues, their rights and concerns through features/opinion pieces for over three decades. It began in 1978 as an UNESCO-UNFPA initiative. Until 1991, it was a project of Inter Press Service (IPS) Third World News Agency, after which it became an independent, autonomous entity operating out of Delhi.

Job description: The responsibilities of the Editor-Outreach shall include the following:

a) Editing

  1. Editing and rewriting features for WFS to suit print and website needs.
  2. Assisting the senior editor in preparing the print and web log.
  3. Keeping track of information about national and international NGOs and collecting material for follow-up of features.
  4. Representing WFS at events and functions.
b) Outreach:
  1. Keeping up-to-date with existing subscribers and identifying new print and web subscribers - daily papers, magazines, websites, educational institutions and NGOs - in India and abroad - that could use WFS features.
  2. Ensuring that the subscribers receive the WFS material in time and use the service.
  3. Maintaining records of all outreach work - correspondence, pick-up lists, subscribers' lists and payments - in collaboration with other WFS staff.
  4. Preparing and providing inputs for reports when necessary.
Qualification: Mid-level journalist preferably with postgraduation and with atleast five years of work experience.

To apply, please send your latest resume to womensfeatureservice@gmail.com or wfsdelhi@gmail.com specifying the post applied for, in the subject line. Please specify your reasons for applying for this job, details of your current work profile, and current and expected salary. Salary will be as per qualification and experience. The last date of applying for this position is 31st July 2014.

Women's Feature Service
C-1/3, Second Floor
Safdarjang Development Area
New Delhi -110016

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5the-North EastAward 2014

The 5the-North East Award seeks to identify, recognise and felicitate best digital innovations and practices in Information Communication Technology (ICT) for development towards digital inclusion, improved development and good governance in North East India. It seeks to award and recognize best practices in 12 key categories.

For more information: http://enortheast.in/

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Online Course On Sexual Harassment At Work

India's first online course : Against Sexual Harassment at Workplace

Centre for Social Research has contributed it's support to generating awareness and combating sexual harassment at workplace by developing India's first online course on the Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Act that in partnership with Rainmaker. It is referred to as a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), this is a free course featuring lectures by Dr. Ranjana Kumari accompanied by written course material explaining the requirements of the sexual harassment law. This Massive Open Online Course ("MOOC"), will provide the learner with a fundamental understanding of this Act in a simple, concise and comprehensive manner. It will introduce the mechanisms and procedures instituted by the Act to enable a safe working environment for women. We will then study the various remedies available, including civil and criminal remedies, under the Act and other applicable laws as well. The objective of the online course is to provide individuals of society a well-informed and holistic understanding of all the elements constituting sexual harassment- the act, the prevention and the solutions to combat it.

To read more http://csrindia.org/blog/2014/07/15/online-course-against-sexual-harassment-at-workplace/

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Delhi Schools Painting Competition 2014 - July 14th to August 29th,2014

THEME:Homeless People - The City Makers

Your picture could be one of the Top 50 exhibited at a special event on 6th October 2014 to mark UN World Habitat Day

Certificates, Medals and other items for Top 50
Engraved awards for First, Second and Third in each Age Group

For Details: http://igsss.org/newsevents/delhi-schools-painting-competition-2014-july-14th-to-august-29th2014 Or email roselineo@hfhindia.org or davidl@hfhindia.org

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Hawkers Union Formed in Kolkata

IGSSS along with its partner organisation Sabuj Sangha organised a meeting to inaugurate the setting up of Bidhan Nagar Hawker's Union. This will enable them to avail rights and entitlements as per the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014.

More http://igsss.org/newsevents/hawkers-union-formed

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Sixth Brics Summit - Fortaleza Declaration

July 15, 2014

We, the leaders of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa, met in Fortaleza, Brazil, on 15 July 2014 at the Sixth BRICS Summit. To inaugurate the second cycle of BRICS Summits, the theme chosen for our discussions was "Inclusive Growth: Sustainable Solutions", in keeping with the inclusive macroeconomic and social policies carried out by our governments and the imperative to address challenges to humankind posed by the need to simultaneously achieve growth, inclusiveness, protection and preservation.

Read More http://pmindia.nic.in/details162.php

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National Competitiveness Forum: September 26, 2014

The India Council on Competitiveness and Mint are organizing the National Competitiveness Forum (NCF) 2014 in India in association with U.S Council on competitiveness.

NCF 2014 strives to work with private sector leaders, renowned thinkers government dignitaries and civil society leaders to assess the state of the nation's competitiveness and explore pressing and emerging issues

More details about NCF can be looked at http://compete.org.in/ncf2014/ or National Competitiveness Forum Flyer. You can register for the event at http://compete.org.in/event-registration/

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Wikipedia Editathon

Venue: Breakthrough, 1st floor, E 1-A, Kailash Colony, Near Kailash Colony Market, New Delhi 110048, Phone: 011-41666101-06

Topics related to LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) issues.

The event aims at creating new articles, expanding the existing stubs and translating English articles to various Indian languages with a focus on LGBT Rights, Culture and History in India.

Everyone is welcome to join the event as enthusiasts, editors, translators, bloggers or event managers. Start by signing up as a participant You can also RSVP on https://www.facebook.com/events/1440507522887388/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wiki_Loves_Pride
  2. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Events/Wiki_Loves_Pride_2014
  3. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Events/Wiki_Loves_Pride_2014#Sign_up]]
Write to Shobha S V shobha.viswanathan@gmail.com for any clarifications.

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Part Time Courses In College Of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan (Affiliated To The University Of Mumbai)

Short Term - Evening Courses (Undergraduate and Post graduate) in the field of Social work, Research, Counseling and Child Rights.

Venue of the courses: College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan, 38, New Marine Lines, Mumbai - 400020 ( Close to Churchgate Stn.)

Tech Mahindra Foundation - Loan Scholarship is available for needy students.

Contact Person: Virochan Raote / Ms. Swati Karekar
Off : 22002615 / 22067345 / 9323289342 ( 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Web: http://www.cswnn.edu.in/

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MSF donates ambulance to Mon District Hospital, Nagaland

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) donated an ambulance previously being used by MSF to the Department of Health & Family Welfare (DoH&FW) in Kohima for Mon District Hospital.

See more at: http://www.msfindia.in/msf-donates-ambulance-mon-district-hospital-nagaland#sthash.KiG2e1sA.dpuf

Email: .Info@new-delhi.msf.org, Email: Press.Officer@new-delhi.msf.org

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Water For People

Like almost everyone else in their village, Vivekand his family have no toilet, and the district where they live has the highest concentration of people who defecate outdoors. As a result, children are exposed to a bacterial brew that often sickens them, leaving them unable to attain a healthy body weight no matter how much food they eat.

Read full article - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/15/world/asia/poor-sanitation-in-india-may-afflict-well-fed-children-with-malnutrition.html?_r=2

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2nd National NCD Summit

"Shaping Diabettes Policies in Public Sector Enterprises"

Confederation of Indian industry (CII), in partnership with Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) released a National White Paper on tacking NCDs (Non Communicable Diseases) within Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) at the 2nd National NCD Summit on July 18, 2014. The Summit is aimed at creating a national level platform to strengthen and help shape public health strategies for comprehensive diabetes management, particularly amongst Public Sector Enterprises. The initiative hopes to address the larger objective of making India better prepared to combat the rising burden of diabetes.

"Non-communicable diseases take heavy toll on human lives and also affect economic productivity. Taking the right steps now will help organizations plan better for health of their employees leading to higher efficiency and productivity in the long run" said Ms. Shobana Kamineni, Chairperson, National Committee on Public Health, Confederation of Indian Industries.

For more information, please contact: Sivina Rai / Bhumika Gupta
survina.rai@edelman.com/ bhumika.gupta@edelman.com

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