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Mala Kapur Shankardass

Make future accessible for disabled, leave no one behind

It has not achieved much in terms of providing enabling environments across sections of populations with various forms of disabilities.

02 Dec 2019 1:35 AM

Young are the new elite, identify and fight ageism

Studies indicate that, from 2015 to 2030, the number of people aged 60 and above would rise from 901 million to 1.4 billion.

30 Sep 2019 1:24 AM

Resist the stigma of dementia, let elderly live well if they can

The global campaign this year is to talk about dementia which is necessary to erase the stigma attached to it and spread awareness about its symptoms.

18 Sep 2019 1:16 AM

Policymakers need to prepare to cater for an ageing citizenry

Population ageing in India poses major challenges in the interconnected areas of health, gender and income security

11 Jul 2019 6:55 AM

India must take up meaningful initiatives to tackle elder abuse

India does not have any specific elder abuse laws or a national government policy framework related to elder abuse.

13 Jun 2019 1:42 AM


Rehabilitation after Cyclone Fani: Leave no one behind

The poor in both rural and urban areas need special attention for relief work whether by the government or civil society members.

15 May 2019 12:23 AM

Why universal health coverage is universally, and urgently, essential

Many nations including India realise that often their citizens have to choose between spending on healthcare and meeting their daily living expenses.

04 Apr 2019 1:12 AM

Let us take a pledge to make the world a better, fairer, safer place for women

An important task in empowering women is to elevate their voices at home, at the workplace and beyond.

08 Mar 2019 12:15 AM

Equality, justice & dignity: Let older people enjoy their rights

Older people need to be integrated in society for them to enjoy their quality of life and dignity.

10 Dec 2018 5:57 AM

It’s time to invest in mental health issues

October is observed as the month to raise awareness on mental health issues across the world.

17 Oct 2018 1:34 AM


Let’s ensure citizens’ right to grow old with dignity

Older people must demand legislations and laws, which protect their rights, stop age discrimination and ageism.

28 Sep 2018 6:16 AM

Let’s challenge the stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s

Dementia should not be ignored, especially by family members, as it can have effects which can become unmanageable if help is not sought.

17 Sep 2018 12:29 AM

Building Kerala after floods: Don’t leave behind the old and vulnerable

There is need to better understand older people's lives and strengthen the protection and support for them.

31 Aug 2018 12:19 AM

Striving for autonomy and independence of the elderly: A human rights viewpoint

In turn, independence is the ability to perform actions of daily living and participate in society in accordance with one’s will.

31 Jul 2018 12:36 AM

Let’s build strong support for elders and stop elder abuse

Institutional care provisions for older people must also deliver quality care and stop abuse and neglect.

14 Jun 2018 2:04 AM


Death penalty for culprits in rape cases not a solution

If and when crime takes place the conviction rate should go up and the current pendency of cases in the courts should be brought down.

07 May 2018 11:38 PM

Universal health coverage is the way forward for a healthy nation

The government at the Centre with an eye on the upcoming 2019 general election has announced through UHC a massive expansion of healthcare facilities.

06 Apr 2018 6:42 AM

This Women’s Day let’s focus on gender equality, age bias

Globally, women’s education, health and violence towards women are still worse than that of men.

08 Mar 2018 4:54 AM

Agenda for disabled: Shift towards sustainable, resilient society for all

In recent times, it is encouraging that many countries across continents have taken various steps to make social development programmes inclusive.

01 Dec 2017 1:04 AM

Living will for passive euthanasia: The right way to go

Doctors may also be spared of any accusation of foul play or negligence in cases where patients had penned down a living will.

25 Oct 2017 12:24 AM