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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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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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Road to Self-Determination

In the village of Teghariya, in the Kishanganj district of Bihar, women belonging to subjugated castes worked in their neighbours’ fields for bags of grain, while their husbands had to migrate to ci...
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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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Women Assert their Rights

Living in a tiny mud-and-thatch hut with her family and goats in the village of Bhatpurva, in Uttar Pradesh, Kamrunissa earned meagre and irregular wages as a farm labourer. Her disabled husband had m...
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Learning to Fight Exploitation

Kalavati Devi, a dalit woman from Sandesh village in Bhojpur district of Bihar, in northern India, was persuaded into marriage by a widower from a dominant caste. A former policeman, he later abandone...
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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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Uttar Pradesh Inclusion Utsav

13 January 2016
The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) programme celebrated its seven-year long journey of creating leadership and empowering socially excluded communities in Uttar Pradesh by holding a three-day clos...
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Madhya Pradesh Inclusion Utsav

22 January 2016
The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) programme celebrated its five-year journey, creating leadership and empowering socially excluded communities in Madhya Pradesh by holding a two-day closing cerem...
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