June 2015

Are safe pregnancies and childbirth in rural India a luxury?

 
/ June 17, 2015

One woman dies every ten minutes due to pregnancy related complications in India. Although the government has put in place schemes to ensure that every woman has access to healthcare during and after pregnancy, ground reports produced by Video Volunteers reveal that access to prenatal and postnatal care, nutrition and...

Jharkhand – Women Reporters Bring Change

 
/ June 12, 2015

In a tiny village in India’s northeast Jharkhand province, some 250 people gathered in an open area for an unusual treat: a video. Unusual, because it wasn’t some Bollywood glitz completely alien to their reality; they were watching a homemade movie about their own community, starring some of the people...

IMPACT: Making Mumbai Sewage Free

 
/ June 10, 2015

Slum: “a squalid and overcrowded urban area inhabited by very poor people.”                                                                            ...

IMPACT | Curbing the man Elephant Conflict

 
/ June 4, 2015

4 June 2015 | Torpa, Jharkhand | Amit Topno  In this interview, Community Correspondent Amit Topno speaks of how his video on rampaging elephants in his village resulted in villagers mobilizing funds to purchase 15 torches that would help them locate and disperse these elephants. His advocacy efforts also led...

Video Gets HIV+ Boy Re-admitted to School |IMPACT

 
/ June 3, 2015

Sasvad village, Purandar block, Maharashtra | Rohini Pawar   Nearly 3 million people in India are living with HIV/AIDS of which 1,45,000 are children. Three decades of various intervention programmes, both government and non-government, have helped control the number of new infections but have done little to erase the stigma...

Kashimiri Girls Face All Odds for an Education

 
/ June 30, 2015

30th June 2015 | Karewa Manloo Village, Shopian District, Jammu and Kashmir | Musheer Ul Haq Students at the Government Girls’ Upgraded School in Shopian face bizarre circumstances in trying to get an education. Some are cramped into a kitchen converted to a classroom, others wait their turn for classrooms...

Poor condition on roads stand in the way of healthcare

 
/ June 29, 2015

Poor condition of road keeps ambulance service from reaching pregnant women in Bihar. Women are forced to give birth at home in the absence of a trained health professional. Navita Devi Reports from, Bablabanna village, Katihar district, Bihar. This series on community monitoring ofmaternal health in India is supported by...

End this Cruel Cycle of Corruption Today

 
/ June 25, 2015

25th June, 2015 | Sikkat Village Council, Katihar, Bihar | Reena Devi “What is the point of having a District Magistrate and Collector, when they won’t serve the poor people?,” asks Anil, an irate resident of this village whose residents are being cheated by a corrupt ration dealer. The ration...