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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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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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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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Fighting inequality in schools

In Chirakhan village, people from lower castes make up the majority of residents, yet continue to face blatant discrimination at the hands of their neighbours. Prior to intervention from PACS and part...
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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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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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‘Acting’ in Community Interest

In Daadpuja, a Santhal populated village in Fatehpur block of Jamtara in Jharkhand, awareness of government schemes and entitlements was very low. Supported by PACS, Lok Chirag Sewa Sanstha (LCSS), a ...
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Video Advocacy: MGNREGA

Since 2013, the PACS Community Correspondents Network (CCN) – a cadre of 75 community video journalists trained by partner Video Volunteers...
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Reclaiming Their Lands

The tricolour flag of India is mounted on top of a peepul tree in the pastoral village of Salaha, located in the Bettiah district of Bihar. It was erected on the day that the dalit villagers took cont...
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Partner launches MGNREGA Union

08 August 2015
On 8 August 2015 the Akhil Bhartiya MGNREGA Mazdoor Union (ABMMU) was launched by partner CADAM and PACS at an event in Patna, Bihar. The ABMMU will play a vital role in bringing together MGNREGA work...
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