A 5 year old girl who cant hear or speak – She was Raped!!

/ August 5, 2015

Akola, Maharashtra | Radhika Chincolikar A five year old who cannot hear or speak by birth was brutally raped and assaulted and thrown in a bush full of thorns. Jawala Budruk is small village in Akola district of Maharashra where the horrific incident took place. The small girl was severely...

14 year old girl raped on the way to school

/ August 5, 2015

Hazaribagh, Jharkhand | Chunnu Hasda On the 6th of February 2014 a 14 year old tribal girl Sapna (Name Changed) left for school at 9:30am. The day that would have been a typical day for a child who goes to school to get an education turned out to be a...

Missing Infrastructure: Pregnant women vaccinated, undergo check-ups in an open field

/ July 27, 2015

In Pundag village of Ranchi district, the absence of an Anganwadi Centre in the village means that pregnant women are forced to undergo check-ups and are vaccinated in an open field. “We aren’t comfortable undergoing check-ups in the open. We have to put up curtains to make ourselves comfortable or...

70 Women Await Maternal Health Cash Incentives

/ July 13, 2015

Indira village, Hazaribag district, Jharkhand | Chunnu Hansda 70 women have not received cash incentives of Rs 1400 that they are entitled to under the Janani Suraksha Yojana. The JSY focusses on encouraging women to deliver at state-run health facilities by providing free of cost health care and cash incentives....

Live Happy, Live Clean: Goa’s Residents Pitch in to Clean Up

/ July 8, 2015

Assagao, Goa | Sulochana Pednekar For over a year now, Felli Gomes and the Live Happy Team have been organising regular clean up walks on sunday mornings to get rid of the various dumpsites that have formed along the neighbourhoods of Assagao and Mapusa in Goa. With little interest from...

Garbage and Goa: Mapusa Gets its Act Together

/ July 7, 2015

Mapusa, Goa | Sulochana Pednekar The bustling city of Mapusa in Goa generates about 15-16 tonnes of waste a day, which mostly end up at the giant landfill in neighbouring Assagaon. Mapusa Municipal Corporation started a door to door garbage collection scheme of segregated wet and dry waste. This was...

No prenatal check-ups, nutrition for pregnant women

/ July 6, 2015

Bajrangbali village, Munger district, Bihar | Sheela Sheikh An eight-month pregnant woman in Bihar has only ever received Iron Folic Acid tablets from the health facility in her village. She has neither been able to get pre-natal check-ups nor free nutrition that she is entitled to under the Janani Suraksha...

Sathenagar slum in Mumbai now has a TB hospital

/ July 2, 2015

Impact : Several patients in Sathenagar, Mumbai lost their lives to tubercolosis due to the lack of a TB hospital in the locality. Amol Lalzare’s video on the subject pushed the authorities to swing into action. The locality now has a TB hospital.