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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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Boosting women’s earnings

Life for women in Chilgajori village, Jharkhand, in eastern India, was challenging, as agricultural employment was seasonal. However, with the support of PACS and partner JVP, the women were empowered...
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Livelihood options for farmers

Farmer Hala Behera and his wife Kuni struggled to make a living from their two acres of land, or to find local jobs paying at least the minimum wage. Neither they, nor their fellow villagers in Karala...
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Road to Self-Determination

In the village of Teghariya, in the Kishanganj district of Bihar, women belonging to subjugated castes worked in their neighbours’ fields for bags of grain, while their husbands had to migrate to ci...
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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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Women Assert their Rights

Living in a tiny mud-and-thatch hut with her family and goats in the village of Bhatpurva, in Uttar Pradesh, Kamrunissa earned meagre and irregular wages as a farm labourer. Her disabled husband had m...
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Finding a Way to Inclusion

As a disabled woman, Barna Mahali was unable to share many of the benefits received by her fellow villagers in Sanramalai village, in Sundergarh district of Odisha, in eastern India. She was not incl...
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Pink is the Colour of Power

Mahadevkhurd village in Siddarthnagar district of Uttar Pradesh was beset with many problems till a women’s self-help group decided to take matters in their own hands. Supported by PACS partner Purv...
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Restoring Livelihood Security

For close to 50 years, Ghanshyam and other residents of Dumbisahi village in Odisha lived in penury because forest officials would not let them practice their traditional trade of rearing silk worms. ...
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Battling Gender Discrimination

Shyamvati Dhurve, from Ratamati village in the Betul district of Madhya Pradesh in central India, had to fight many battles to secure work for herself and other local women, under government schemes. ...
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