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Making a Feminist Internet :Movement Building in a Digital Age, 3 – 6 October 2017, Port Dickson, Malaysia

Calling all feminists who wish to re-imagine movement building in the digital age, and build a feminist Internet! Apply now for this fantastic convention organized by the Association for Progressive Communications.

Application deadline: 8 September 2017

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JWH Initiative on Leadership of Young People in Environmental CSOs

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12th SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT – 2030 Agenda: Driving Inclusive Growth, 6 – 7 September 2017: Le Méridien, New Delhi

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DBS Foundation Social Enterprise Grant Programme 2017 – Call for Proposals


Do you have an innovation that safeguards the future?
Innovation sets the future apart from the present. Now into its third year, the DBS Foundation Social Enterprise Grant Programme is back to catalyse the entrepreneurial spirit of innovation for a better tomorrow.

Over the last two years, 23 innovative social enterprises that address social problems with future-forward solutions have been provided with holistic support including access to DBS networks and mentors, in addition to grant funding.

DBS Foundation grants are designed to meet the critical needs of high-potential social enterprises at each stage of enterprise growth.

Prototype Grant
Up to SGD50,000

For newly set up social enterprises with innovative and scalable ideas that address relevant social problems and have a prototype to develop.

Organisational Grant
Up to SGD250,000

For social enterprises which have been operating for at least 2 years and need a boost to build organisation capacity, innovation capability, and/or expand social impact.

Safeguard Asia’s future. Grant applications are now open for registered social enterprises in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan.
If you have a clear and realistic innovation for a better tomorrow for Asia, please click here for more details and to access the application form. Applications close 31st August 2017 2359hrs (Singapore time).

More questions? Write to us at

DBS Foundation Grant Programme does not fund charities, NGOs, event sponsorships, general fund-raising drives and individual pursuits.

Hiring for Jhatkaa in Bangalore!

We’re hiring! And this time, it’s for a very unique and exciting

Position: Campaigns Manager, Women’s Rights and Gender Issues.

Location: Bangalore

Click here to apply:

Hundreds and thousands of Indians like you have stood with us in the struggle for equal rights for all. Be it by supporting the rights of members of the LGBTQI communities, pushing for better and easier access to reproductive health rights for women or even just shutting down everyday sexism and misogyny when we see it, like we did with Lemon Tree Hotels.

If you think you have the skills to make sure that we build an inclusive India, then come join us! We need you!

Call for Applications – Delhi Forum

Do you have a passion for learning and engaging with the issues of social justice ? Do you want to engage with myriad ongoing non-violent social movements across the country ? If you are then Delhi Forum may be the space you are looking for. We are looking for young, energetic, dynamic candidates to fill up one post of Campaign Associate at our Delhi office.

The person selected will be responsible for the following :

  1.    Support campaign / advocacy activities of Delhi Forum and network / partner groups.
  1.    Coordinate activities of Delhi Solidarity Group & liaison with media and networks.
  2.    Travelling to different field areas within India, as and when required.
  1.    Writing, compiling and editing organizational reports, publications etc.
  2.   Any other activity, as arising from time to time.

The ideal candidate for the above profile should have the following :

Ø  Young, enthusiastic, willing to learn and committed to progressive politics and ideas.

Ø  An under graduate degree (preferred) in Social Sciences/Human Rights/Law or other related field, with a minimum of 1 – 2 years of prior work experience in a similar capacity or area of work (mandatory).

Ø  Experience in campaign initiatives, organising, networking, action research and media liasion.

Ø  Must have good reading and writing skills in English and Hindi (any other language will be an added advantage) and posses excellent communication skills.

Ø  Must be willing to travel extensively and work flexible hours.

Ø  The person should be based in Delhi or willing to relocate.

The applicant should be willing to join as soon as possible – not later than 10th of September 2017 or an agreed date.

All things being equal, positive gender/ caste/ sexuality discrimination will be exercised as a matter of policy in the final selection. Interested candidates are requested to email their detailed CV along with a covering note articulating their interest and suitability for the position along with contact details of two referees, so as to reach the address given below, before or on 31st August 2017.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for interview. Interviews will be held on 1st or 2nd September 2017.

Send your application to :

Delhi Forum

Address: F- 10/12, (Basement), Malviya Nagar,

New Delhi INDIA – 110017


Phones: 011-26680883 / 26680914



Three days International Conference on Social Inclusion and Community Sustainability

The Social Work Department of Madras Christian College takes great pleasure in inviting you to the Annual National Conference that will be held from the 9-11th of October 2017. There has been a change from the International conference to a National one.

 The concept of social inclusion represents a vision for “a society for all”, in which every individual, each with rights and responsibilities, has an active role to play (UN 1995). Social Inclusion is one of the universal goal which aims to achieve an inclusive society that entails respect for human rights, cultural diversity and democratic governance, and upholds principles of equality and equity. Community Sustainability represents a holistic way to achieve recovery and enhance the quality of life for everyone in these communities by developing local assets to revitalize economies, limiting waste and pollution, improving the status of disadvantaged people, conserving natural resources and promoting cooperation and efficiency. It’s high time to discuss such issues where individuals or groups are being denied full access to various rights, opportunities and resources that are normally available to members of different group which are fundamental to the social integration.

Date: 9th to 11th October 2017

Venue: Anderson Hall, Madras Christian College, Chennai

We look forward to a positive confirmation. We kindly request you to confirm your participation in the conference and also others who are interested as early as possible by registering  in the link provided below.

For any further information please contact

Faculty Coordinator                      Student Convener:

Dr. Prince Annadurai                    Mr. Arpan Roy

Ph:+91- 9444127504                   Ph:+91- 9489117613


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Theatre for Teachers


It is important for teachers to read and critique educational texts to add value to their everyday work.  It is natural to get deeply consumed into the daily processes of the classroom and not be able to step back and see the larger picture. Reading texts that not just focuses on pedagogical themes (instrumental) but on larger themes within the gamut of education tends to create a distant feeling between the text and the self (the teacher). The other source of interacting and understanding the larger issues is through reflection of one’s everyday work and through that culling out the larger themes.  While these approaches can run in tandem or not they are a necessity to a more aware and informed way of teaching. Theatre can be used as a powerful tool to evoke these thoughts (larger themes) among teachers as it can one, bring the narrative of texts to life which involves awakening multiple senses of the human body in turn making it more meaningful and/or two, bring life to the experiences of the self (or other self’s’ i.e. experiences of other teachers) thus now not directly involved emotionally but stepping back and interacting with them rationally.


Keeping the above in mind the idea is to develop a workshop/participatory or interactive play (based on what evolves through the process) for teachers. The project will be evolved by a group of people who have either worked in the space of education (with teachers and/or children) or have subject matter knowledge of the same.  Having theatre experience would add value. The group will be led by individual/s who have experience in education as well as theatre to enable the project to evolve the objective of provoking thought on educational matters in the minds of teachers.


After initial deliberation with the team the team leads will develop a framework covering the broad educational theme/concept that will be addressed through this project leading to developing a script or adapting pre-existing text.  We want to move away from the idea of developing a ‘play’ as a unit but rather deconstruct the elements that make a play and use those independently to see how it can evolve into something new that will enable us to achieve the objective.

Further Details

The language for the final culmination of this project is not yet decided.  Since the project is taking its roots in Bangalore, team members strong in Kannada and English would be of value though not a priority.


3-4 months (September – December)

Contact time

First 2 months 3 times a week; Evenings 6pm -9pm; Koramangala

Last month of the project will demand more time

Note: Contact time is currently shared to give a broad idea. It is subject to change and will be scheduled keeping the team members’ availability in mind as much as possible.

 About Us

This project will be designed as executed by Riad Foundation.  The Riad Foundation endeavors to provide people with an opportunity to work with their talents in their areas of interest and alongside work towards developing freer, balanced, independent and sensitive citizens. We work in the fields of Theatre, Music, Art, Science, Mathematics, Sports and Entrepreneurship and support participants to not only explore their own creative or scientific goals but also to ultimately achieve self-realization and freedom from within.

To know more about the foundation, please visit the links below:

Contact Details

Priyanka Goswami –

+91 96366 63366


NIAS Seminar

Please find the link below for more details on the NIAS Seminar…


World Resource Institute calls for application for Climate Finance Associate

Please click on the below link for more info…