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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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Building a Road to Inclusion

Feudal mindsets in India continue to hinder socially excluded communities. However, when the villagers of Champa Pahar in the Sahibjang district of Jharkhand, in eastern India, were deprived of a link...
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Finding a Way to Inclusion

As a disabled woman, Barna Mahali was unable to share many of the benefits received by her fellow villagers in Sanramalai village, in Sundergarh district of Odisha, in eastern India. She was not incl...
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Empowering the Disabled

With support from PACS and partner Chaupal, persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the state of Chhattisgarh in central India are asserting their rights collectively via a disability forum. They are chal...
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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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Restoring Livelihood Security

For close to 50 years, Ghanshyam and other residents of Dumbisahi village in Odisha lived in penury because forest officials would not let them practice their traditional trade of rearing silk worms. ...
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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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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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A Right to Work

Cobbler Pradeep Ram was oppressed and exploited in his village of Prabatta in Bihar, because he was considered as belonging to a lower caste. Without a steady income, he struggled to feed his family. ...
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