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May 31, 2017

Alice Barbe : « Pour les réfugiés, nous créons de manière artificielle des amitiés qui deviennent essentielles »

Alice Barbe, 29 ans, a cofondé le mouvement Singa, qui vise à faciliter l’accueil des réfugiés via la rencontre, l’entreprenariat et les outils numériques.

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May 3, 2017

For 50 Pakistani students, a ticket to India

Almost 50 students from various schools in Pakistan crossed over to India via the Wagah Border to take part in the fourth edition of ‘Student Exchange for Change Programme’ in an attempt to foster peace and harmony. The students visited the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Monday afternoon, and arrived in Delhi in the evening.

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May 3, 2017

Students from Pak find friends for life

Milling around Haldiram’s in Connaught Place, they look like a normal gaggle of Delhiites out to have some fun. But they actually aren’t. They are, in fact, students from Lahore, now in India on an exchange visit with their teachers.

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April 25, 2017

Can technology really keep people safe from crime on public transport?

It’s a problem those who travel by train are likely to have faced: what to do when a peaceful carriage is invaded by rowdy drunks? Last year, on a London Euston-bound train, one passenger responded to just that situation by discreetly sending a text message to the British Transport Police (BTP). Twenty minutes later, on arrival at Euston, officers boarded the train and arrested the five men responsible.

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April 16, 2017

Berliners get an appetite for refugees’ cuisine

Restaurant and cooking groups whose food is served by refugees are part of projects in Berlin using meals to build bridges between Berliners and recent immigrants.

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March 9, 2017

The unspoken question on Women’s Day in Washington: What might have been

In India, ElsaMarie D’Silva responded to the brutal gang-rape and murder of a New Delhi student by pioneering a technology platform called “Safecity,” which allows women to anonymously report harassment and assaults. The crowd-sourced maps help police and women and have spread to 50 cities in India, Kenya, Cameroon, and Nepal.

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March 8, 2017

International Women’s Day: Using technology to help prevent sexual harassment against women

Technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, and there are ways to use this development for a good cause. Artificial Intelligence is making our lives easier by understanding our needs and a leading bot platform, Gupshup, along with Safecity has launched a chatbot on Facebook Messenger with the goal of helping women report sexual harassment incidents.

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January 20, 2017

The Scoop 118 with Wanjala Wafula

Wanjala Wafula is the Founder and Executive Director of the Coexist Initiative, a multi-global award winning Kenyan NGO working across Kenya and the entire East Africa region as well as parts of Southern Africa. The organization promotes gender transformation, human rights and social justice by targeting and working with men, boys and communities.

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January 15, 2017

30 Under 30 Europe: Meet The Law & Policy Class Of 2017

From Brexit to the Italian Referendum, it has been a tumultuous year for European politics. But these young voices are already shaping and will continue to shape policymaking from both the public and private sectors as the world navigates these uncertain times.

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October 27, 2016

VICE SPECIALS: Nathanael – Singa

Lorsque que le bénévolat et le succès vont de pair: Une entrevue avec les fondateurs de la start-up française qui accueille les personnes réfugiées.

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August 17, 2016

Mahesh Sharma launches digital platform for learning of performing arts in Delhi

When Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Culture, launched the digital platform for learning of performing arts, VIRSA, in Delhi recently, he told the audience that he used to get beaten up by his teachers and wondered how will that be possible through e-learning.

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August 7, 2016

Digital classroom

In this swipe-right, swipe-left obsessed world, for the children of today and tomorrow, the performing arts have taken a back seat. They are either bombarded with elements from academia or busy learning and exploring the world of virtual wonders. In an initiative to change this present world crisis, a Delhi-based NGO Routes2Roots in association with the Ministry of Culture launched India’s largest interactive digital learning platform “Virsa” to promote and preserve India’s rich cultural heritage and legacy of performing arts.

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