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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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A School for All Seasons

The primary school in Ammapatti village in Bahadurpur block of Darbhanga district in Bihar did not have even basic facilities. Moreover, children from the Muslim community were being discriminated aga...
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A Matter of Rights

Despite being enrolled under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), the Indian micro health insurance scheme for below-poverty-line families, Mangala Pal of Jharkhand in eastern India, was charged...
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