Community Correspondents

Bhan Sahu

Bhan Sahu

Bhan Sahu thought being poor meant walking a kilometer to school and then having to drop out when she was eight years old, until she started working at an NGO and realized there were others even less fortunate than herself. Her interest in education didn’t wane, however. Using video as a tool to bring people together, her Community Correspondent reports for IndiaUnheard focuses on education and the rights of tribal people.

Videos from Bhan

Untouchability: Mid-wives excluded from celebrations

 
/ April 24, 2012

Most midwives in India belong to the Dalit community. Once the child is born, however, the touch of a midwife is deemed unacceptable to the mother and child. Celebrations of the birth continue without her participation. At most, she is invited but will be kept away from the festivities and...

Untouchability in Haircut | ARTICLE 17

 
/ April 12, 2012

Barbers refuse to service Dalits for fear of being ‘polluted’. Prosecute Untouchability. Sign the Petition http://chn.ge/untouchability

Untouchability with Life Giving Midwife | ARTICLE 17

 
/ April 12, 2012

Most midwives in India belong to the Dalit community. Once the child is born however, the touch of a midwife is deemed unacceptable to the mother and child. Celebrations of the birth continue without her participation. At most, she is invited but will be kept away from the festivities and...

Woman Sarpanch Brings Change to Rural India

 
/ March 29, 2012

Sukhvantibai leads the way in Chhattisgarh

Adivasis Rebel Against MGNREGA Corruption

 
/ February 13, 2012

Baiga Tribals of Padariya, Chhattisgarh wait over 3 years for MGNREGA ages.

Adivasis Under Attack From State

 
/ January 12, 2012

Tribals in Chhattisgarh are violently oppressed by government.

Government Betrays Insured Farmers

 
/ December 21, 2011

In Chhattisgarh, only 12% of the expected amount of a crop insurance scheme reached farmers.