Women’s visibility in public spaces is constrained by societal norms. Women are discouraged from going out, especially if there is no chore or household responsibility behind the journey. This affects how women are perceived in public spaces. Increased use of public transport by women for various purposes, improves their visibility in public spaces, and helps redefine societal norms. Full report out soon! Follow us to learn more.
The National Consumer Helpline (NCH) is an initiative of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, set up as an alternative redressal mechanism that consumers can access easily. The Helpline reports several success stories of grievance redressal. Here is one to help you shop with confidence over this festive season:
University of Adelaide & Utrecht University scientists found in a review of 965 studies that the oxygen level in rivers is decreasing due to higher temperatures. Droughts & heatwaves further worsen salinity & pollutants, causing significant environmental concerns.
Two-wheelers remain one of the largest and most vulnerable road user groups. In spite of stronger legislation on road safety & implementation of measures like higher penalties, the number of two-wheeler rider fatalities has increased - 74,897 fatalities in 2022 alone. If you ride a two-wheeler, take extra care - speeding, not wearing a helmet etc can quickly turn fatal.
Access to fresh air is crucial for both genders. CAG's study found that women are now using the free bus service for leisure activities. This boosts women's mental well-being and fosters positive family relationships. Full report out soon! Follow us to learn more.
As per Elsevier study #ClimateChange induced extreme weather events impact insect populations by causing a spike in mortality. This in turn affects the relationships between plants, herbivores, predators & other organisms involved in the food web.
Anthropogenic alteration of natural lighting by unwanted & excessive artificial illuminations is known as light pollution. It contributes to our increasing carbon footprint and upsets the ecological balance. From this Energy Conservation Day, let us make smarter lighting choices in our homes & neighbourhoods, reduce light pollution & our electricity bills.
As a signatory to the Brasilia Declaration on Road Safety, #India set itself the ambitious target of halving road traffic deaths by 2025. In spite of laudable efforts, the Government of India's 2022 data paints a dismal picture. Road traffic deaths are rising with pedestrians, cyclists, & two-wheeler riders being the most vulnerable groups. It is time that everyone - governments & citizens - reflect on what went wrong & resolve to do better as we go into 2024.