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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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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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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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Training Video Correspondents

04 October 2015
From 29 September – 4 October 2015, PACS funded a workshop bringing together 132 Community Correspondents from 13 states (including 58 PACS Community Correspondents) to help them to develop their sk...
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British MP Visits PACS

13 January 2015
British MP Lynne Featherstone is the UK’s first ministerial champion for tackling violence against women and girls overseas. On her visit to India in January 2015 we took her to visit a PACS project...
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Gaining Momentum

11 March 2013
Women and girls affected by caste and community discrimination are particularly vulnerable to various forms of sexual violence, forced and ritual prostitution, trafficking, domestic violence and punit...
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Gender issues in MGNREGA

15 January 2013
PACS and Solution Exchange Gender Community Collaboration on Addressing Gender Issues in NREGA U.N Solution Exchange Gender Community in 2013 will facilitate as a knowledge partner the work undertaken...
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Curbing female foeticide

28 August 2011
A parliamentary committee has asked the Union Government to ensure that the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act 1971 is not circumvented to give way to selective abortion in cases of female foe...
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Strategy for empowerment

01 January 2002
An in-depth look at what 'women's empowerment' means to different people and how it is linked with development. We also consider the key areas of inequality between women and men, and strategies for a...
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Women's empowerment

01 January 2005
In this paper presented at the PACS Programme's national conference on 'Empowering Livelihoods: State Policy, Private Initiatives and Civil Society Action' (New Delhi, October 2005), Neelam Gorhe, cha...
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