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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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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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Fighting for land rights

Residents of the isolated village of Aonri Bedma were labelled ‘trespassers’ by Forest Department officials, who bullied and harassed them. They also suffered water shortage and a lack of access t...
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Enabling women to work

Women’s participation in MGNREGA – the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, which guarantees rural households 100 days of paid work every year doing unskilled manual labour – ...
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Transforming slums of Jabalpur

Shabnam Bano, a Muslim woman living in Bagda Dafai slum in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh, in central India, has overseen the construction of nearly 500 toilets, 130 in her own slum. Described as...
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Bringing Equality in Schools

Dalit children attending middle school in Batiagarh village, Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh in central India, suffered caste discrimination at the hands of the staff, while all the schoolchildren re...
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Getting Economic Independence

When women from the village of Parsa Malik, in the Maharajganj district of Uttar Pradesh in northern India, found that 28 names had been deleted from the below-poverty-line list, depriving these peopl...
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