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Barclays And UNICEF Unlock the Business Potential of the World’s Young People

Priyanka Chopra sings We are taking charge with girls from the Deepshikha Building Young Futures program. Photo: Unicef/Dhiraj Singh/August 2014.(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The world has never been younger. Youth issues have never been more diverse or interrelated.

Can Henna Bio Fences Save Indian Farmers?

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Indian farmers are facing severe crop losses due to a variety of reasons: wild boar and wild animal attacks, frequent natural calamities, the effects of global warming, and the lack of manual farm labour. Many wild animals have changed their habitations, going from forests to farm fields because of man-made mistakes such as severe deforestation and destruction in the forest areas.

56% Of British Workers Would Freely Volunteer Their Skills To Fight Poverty

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Results from a U.K. national online poll released on 2 December 2015 show that 56 percent of British full time workers would freely volunteer their skills to fight poverty in a developing country, provided they had the support of their employer.

Sundara Recycles Hotel Soap to Prevent Disease In The Developing World

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – While working in rural northern Thailand in 2013, Erin Zaikis met children who didn’t know what soap was, so she brought them some, trying to conduct an impromptu hand-washing workshop. She was stunned to see the children smacking their faces with the bars of soap, unsure of what to do with it.

A Dark Reality: 1 in 7 Girls Worldwide Becomes A Child Bride, Marrying An Older Man

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Were you aware that 27, 397 girls under the age of 18 are married every day in different parts of the world? That’s one in seven girls globally who becomes a child bride, often marrying an older man she doesn’t know. Sadly these figures are part of a harrowing reality, particularly in poor families who often view marriage as way to secure a girl’s future, especially in communities with limited economic opportunities.

India: The Last Major Economy To Pledge To Cut Its Carbon Emissions

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In recent news, the Pope and a President have spoken out about climate change. Now, a country too, takes action. India has pledged to cut the intensity of its carbon emissions by 33-35 per cent by 2030, in its submission to the United Nations (UN). It is the last major economy, following 140 other countries including China, the U.S.

Temple Prostitutes: Culture Clash In India

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The term ‘devadasis’ or ‘servants of god’ is a centuries-old Hindu tradition in India, where young girls from the ‘low Dalit caste,’ also called ‘untouchables,’ are turned into prostitutes. Originally, devadasi were celibate dancing girls used in temple ceremonies where they also entertained members of the ruling class.

India’s Youth: Its Most Influential Asset To Make Positive Change

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – With 356 million 10 to 24 year-olds, India has the world's largest youth population. Despite having a smaller population than China, India is set to become the youngest country by 2020.

With Coal Production on the Rise, India Could Tip the Carbon Balance

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - For several years now, all eyes have been on China as the elephant in the room when it comes to carbon emissions and climate change. China’s soaring economy and voracious appetite for energy still represent a genuine threat to worldwide efforts to curb emissions in a timely manner.

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