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Video Volunteers

Video Volunteers (VV) runs India's only reporting network that's focused exclusively on providing broad coverage from the poorest, most media-dark districts in India. We currently have 206 individuals trained across India's most diverse and marginalised communities, who all earn a living as a VV Community Correspondent (CC). Our goal is to grow our network to ensure India's poorest and most conflict-ridden districts have a video producer and news outlet.

 

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Malnourished Democracy

 
/ October 28, 2017

The death of an eleven-year-old in Jharkhand has once again focused attention on the abysmal performance of the world's largest democracy in fighting hunger and malnourishment. But what happens once the media's glare shifts?

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#PropertyForHer: More Than Just A Room of Her Own

 
/ October 11, 2017

While we push for uniform civil codes, it is important to remember that everyday discrimination remains a significant barrier to #PropertyForHer Tallulah was only two when her father passed away. Her mother was twenty two at that time, with two infants. Circumstances were so dire that Tallulah and her sister...

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After Three Long Months, Workers in Rajasthan Village Get MNREGA Payment

 
/ July 28, 2017

90 workers waited for MNREGA payments totalling more than 3.5 lakh for over three months. The wait ended when Shambhulal Khatik made a video documenting the problem and holding the authorities accountable.

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12% GST on Menstrual Hygiene Products: Rural Women Speak Out

 
/ July 14, 2017

Caught between the expense of sanitary napkins and the stigma of menstrual blood, rural women are left without viable, unhygienic options and those suffering from reproductive tract infection are often led to believe that hysterectomy is their only option.

‘Make Men Wear Veils and They will Understand our Difficulties’

 
/ July 12, 2017

In rural Uttar Pradesh, one woman challenges men to cover their faces and then successfully execute their work.

Questioning Gender Roles: Boys do the Bhangra and Girls Shake their Booty

 
/ July 6, 2017

Pink versus blue, pretty versus brave: the childhood landscape is mined with pernicious gender stereotypes that dictate how we behave as adults.

Loan Waivers will not Stem the Tide of Farmers’ Disaffection

 
/ July 3, 2017

The farmers’ agitation is the result of the long and systematic neglect of the agricultural sector in India. Kailash Yadav is a farmer from Madhya Pradesh. The state has seen massive farmers’ protests since early June. Asked why he was participating in the protests Yadav says, “We have to buy...

Meet Rohtak’s Only Woman Motorcycle Mechanic

 
/ June 21, 2017

In a state infamous for crimes against women, Mukesh Devi, the only woman automobile mechanic, is running her repairing business with aplomb.