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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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Helping adults find employment

Scheduled Tribe (ST) residents of Jalpaiguri district, in West Bengal, in eastern India, have little knowledge of their entitlements under government schemes. With few jobs, low wages and no opportuni...
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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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Securing land to erase poverty

Lachhaman Singh, aged 60, struggled to make ends meet farming his small landholding in Jodajam village, eastern India, and was slipping beneath the poverty line. However, supported by PACS and its par...
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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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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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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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Tackling domestic violence

Sheela and her disabled son were verbally and physically abused by members of her husband’s family, forcing her to move back to her parents’ home. This placed her family under immense financial pr...
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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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