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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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Access to government schemes

Janani Suraksha Yojna (JSY) is a safe motherhood intervention to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality by promoting institutional delivery of babies; but women may have to fight for their entitlement...
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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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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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Skills.in: Roohi's Story

Roohi is a young disabled woman from a Muslim community in Uttar Pradesh. She is a Skills.in graduate. Thanks to her three month Skills.in training, she now has a job with Aegis - a large Business Pro...
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SMC Exposes School Corruption

In the village of Mansoora in the Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh, father of 5, Afsar, and his School Management Committee (SMC) are transforming their local school. Ever since he became SMC Presiden...
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Shaping Her Own Future

In a region where patriarchy and age-old customs dictate a woman's life from birth to death, 17-year old Almira Parbia has joined the ranks of a small but growing number of girls who are standing up a...
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Preventing Child Marriage

In 2014, Furjune came back from school one afternoon to be told by her parents that she would not be returning because they were making plans for her marriage. Furjune was just 16. As a bright and amb...
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Status of Minority Commissions

01 February 2014
This study reviews the status of the constitution, composition and functioning of State Commissions for Minorities. The study provides a set of recommendations in order to make the Minority Commission...
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