Kolkata’s 23 District

/ July 1, 2010

Zaffar Khan reports from Kolkata’s 23 Khidirpur district on prejudices against the neighborhood’s Muslim community.

Transgender ManBreaks Silence

/ June 21, 2010

Transsexuals and intersex individuals face significant challenges in India

Devdasi or Temple Slave

/ May 25, 2010

Devdasi is the institutionalized practice of exploiting women by religious organizations and temples.

Tradition Limits Development

/ May 13, 2010

In India’s northeastern state of Meghalaya tradition in West Garo Hills dictates the Gaonbura

Homosexuals Seek an Identity

/ May 7, 2010

In Chattisgarh, and much of India, homosexuals struggle to finda place in society.

Girl and father burned alive by the upper caste

/ May 5, 2010

 20 dalit houses were burnt by people belonging to the upper caste in Mirjpur village of Harayana. A disabled girl and her father also lost their lives in this attack. The reason for the attack was that the upper caste Jat community did not want the Dalits(lower caste) to get...

Reflections of a VV Intern: ethnographic notes on the Adivasi CVU

/ August 28, 2009

Naomi Hatfield Allen, an intern with VV from Cambridge University, talks about her days at our CVU in Andhra Pradesh. I came to Video Volunteers this summer as an intern and am now coming to the end of my two months here. It has been an incredible experience and I...

How Video Volunteers Improved Women’s Rights, Sanitation in India

/ June 7, 2009

How do you teach creativity and critical thinking to people from very disadvantaged communities, with little formal education? Doing this is a major goal of Video Volunteers’ work in training community producers. If organizations don’t develop these training tools, the world could find itself in a situation where technology allows...