Case studies

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Tackling gender violence

Sobha Devi, from Chak village in Jharkhand, eastern India, stood up to a man who attempted to assault her, both during the attack and afterwards, when she refused to back down from filing a complaint....
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A village takes control

Village Khalmurvend in district Kondagaon , in Odisha, eastern India, is seeing a small revolution in the making. PACS partner DISHA has brought about people’s involvement in the planning and monito...
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Helping adults find employment

Scheduled Tribe (ST) residents of Jalpaiguri district, in West Bengal, in eastern India, have little knowledge of their entitlements under government schemes. With few jobs, low wages and no opportuni...
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Lobbying for health, education

The people of Kurdega, in the Gumla district of Jharkhand in eastern India, had an angawadi (government supported day care) centre located in the heart of their village to provide basic healthcare an...
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A fair deal for labourers

Legislation passed in 1996 seeks to provide social security for construction workers, but there have been obstacles to its implementation. PACS and partner Nirmana are working in the Lucknow district ...
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Prioritising education

The young people of Sripanka, in the Daringbadi block of Kandhamal district of Odisha, highlighted education as the highest priority for local development. With the help of PACS and partner VICALP, vi...
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Securing land to erase poverty

Lachhaman Singh, aged 60, struggled to make ends meet farming his small landholding in Jodajam village, eastern India, and was slipping beneath the poverty line. However, supported by PACS and its par...
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Preventing school dropout

In rural communities such as the village of Khamariam in the district of Mungeli in Chhattisgarh, many children drop out of school when their parents migrate to other areas for work. PACS and its loca...
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Improving women's health

Fuljan Khatoon, a mother of five from Teghara village in Uttar Dinajpur in West Bengal , learned about the benefits of her village’s integrated child development services (ICDS) centre via education...
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Seeking affordable healthcare

By registering for a Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) smart card, Ranglal Bharti and his pregnant wife Urmila Devi, hoped to receive good-quality healthcare at reduced cost, under the Indian heal...
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