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  • The British High Commissioner to India, Sir Dominic Asquith, launched a project on Responsible Migration at the Orient Craft factory in Ranchi. The project is jointly funded by the UK Government and Marks & Spencer. Partnering Hope into Action (PHIA) Foundation will implement a research study and awareness building programmes for factory workers and communities in Jharkhand and Gurgaon.

  • December 23rd,  1994 was the day when United Nations General Assembly decided, in its resolution 49/214, that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People shall be observed on 9 August every year. The date marks the day of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations in the year 1982.

  • Under the Project - 'Community Engagement for accessing Government’s flagship programmes on Basic Services (Health & Nutrition and Social Security Schemes) in selected villages of Dhanbad District, Jharkhand', two Anganwadi centres (AWCs) were inaugurated on 22nd July 2019. The Anganwadi centre  in Chhatand village of Chhatand Panchyat was inaugurated by Mr. Amit Kumar, IAS, Deputy Commissioner Dhanbad, and another centre located in Dulubera village was inaugurated by Mr.

  • The Porahat forest area in the Bandgaon block, district West Singhbhum, is highly remote and very hard to reach. Health service delivery has been a nightmare for the communities living in the area due to its difficult terrain, densely forested area, lack of communication and connectivity, distantly isolated settlements dominated by the Munda tribe until a few months ago.

  • "Human Trafficking is an organised crime which is deep rooted and has multi-tiers. It can only be tackled by the joint initiative of the Government and the Civil Society."

    - Ratan Tirkey, Member, Tribes Advisory Committee, GoJ.

    "In order to completely eradicate the crime of trafficking, it is essential to change the mindset of people towards the victims, as only rescuing the victim doesn't solve the problem, the problem would be efficiently solved by rehabilitating the victim"

  • On the occasion of International Women’s Day theming Better the balance, better the world, Phia Foundation hosted an event on 6th March 2019 - “Kar Mumkin - A cohesive movement to reimagine a gender equal society” at Dayal Paradise. The main agenda was to bring like-minded individuals, organizations, corporates together to collectively work towards the common cause of gender equality.

  • Taking forward our commitment on the issues of gender equality and ending violence against women, PHIA Foundation in collaboration with the British High Commission organised an event during the 16 Days of Activism, which aimed to create opportunities for dialogue between various stakeholders in civil society, policy-makers and the public on the issue of Gender Based Violence with a specific focus on young people.

  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 50% of malnutrition is associated with repeated diarrhoea or intestinal worm infections as a result of unsafe water, inadequate sanitation or insufficient hygiene. Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) play a fundamental role in improving nutritional outcomes. According to Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) 2017 report estimates, Bihar accounts for 22 per cent of the 64 million (6.4 crore) households in the country without toilets.

  • Bihar is basically an agrarian society, more than 80% of the population is directly or indirectly dependent on agriculture and animal husbandry which constitutes the main economic activity. Landlessness is high among marginalized communities, large scale out-migration of workers to other prosperous states, almost from every single poor household, in search of employment and better wage is becoming quite rampant in the state which also brings with itself the associated socio-cultural problems.

  • Indigenous peoples have sought recognition of their identities, way of life and their right to traditional lands, territories and natural resources for years, yet throughout history their rights have always been violated. Indigenous peoples today, are arguably among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups of people in the world. The international community now recognizes that special measures are required to protect their rights and maintain their distinct cultures and way of life.