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Weaving Livelihood Model

This photo gallery shows how the PACS inclusive weaving livelihood model supports Muslim hand loom weaving households to earn a sustainable income from this highly skilled and traditional craft....
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Bas!Stop Journeys

This photo gallery captures some of the games, activities, discussions and community interactions that participants took part in on their Bas!Stop campaign journeys, helping them to explore the issue ...
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Bas!Stop Campaign

This gallery explains our Bas!Stop Discrimination Right Now campaign through photos....
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Women Leaders: Change Makers

This video shows the stories of some of the gutsy female leaders of our partner Gramya who are breaking down barriers as change makers in their communities. By stepping out of their homes, overcoming ...
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Women Leaders: on Bicycles

Change is sweeping through the villages of Varanasi. And it’s being brought about by gutsy, female community leaders on bicycles! Urmila, Kiran, Mamta and Anjum are just four of the women who work f...
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An Interview with Traidcraft

Our inclusive livelihood model for Benarasi weavers is being carried out in the Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh. The model is being managed by Traidcraft Exchange (U.K.) in association with implem...
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Empowering Master Weavers

Vakar Ansari is a Master Weaver in the district of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh – a region that is world famous for its high quality, hand woven silk saris. Our inclusive livelihood model is specifical...
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A Future for Weaving Families

26 year old Abdul is a Benarasi weaver involved in our inclusive livelihood weaving model, specifically aimed at targeting this marginalised, impoverished, mainly Muslim population. By trying to cut o...
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News article: Firstpost

14 February 2012
Out of an estimated 13 lakh weavers in the country, 2.5 lakh are scattered in Eastern Uttar Pradesh and it is only predictable, that political parties are out to woo the community. ...
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Child malnutrition

03 September 2011
Malnutrition continues to prevail in children and newborns, especially in rural areas of the district (Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh). Lack of adequate information on nutritional needs has been identified a...
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