Community Correspondents

Alka Mate

Alka Mate

Alka Mate lives with her husband, mother in law and son. She works with the Parthi community which is a partially nomadic community as a social worker on child rights. She looks at issues such as adequate food, earning a wage and alcoholism in the family. She wants to diversify and work with issues related to women. She belives women work and earn all the money whilst men waste it on alcohol in this particular community. There are also issues related to custom and culture such as child birth which she wants to help to improve on.

Videos from Alka

Gram Dhara Chitrotsav – An Organic Festival Celebrating Life

/ May 3, 2017

An organic festival, Gram Dhara Chitrotsav, literally an arts festival for village and earth is India’s first Land Art Festival in Nagpur.

Sanjay Khobragade Case Update: Devkabai Khobragade speaks out against police brutality

/ September 8, 2014

In May 2014 Community Correspondent Alka Mate reported on the murder of Dalit rights activist Sanjay Khobragade from Kavalewada, Maharashtra.  Six ‘upper caste’ individuals had...

Police ignores dying declaration, Accused out on bail: Sanjay Khobragade Murder...

/ June 19, 2014

At 2:30 am on 17th May six people from a ‘higher caste’ tried to kill Sanjay Khobragade, a Dalit rights activist, over a caste based...