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Video Advocacy: MGNREGA

 
/ November 26, 2015

Since 2006, Video Volunteers’ Community Correspondents Network (CCN) – a cadre of 186 community video journalists – have been using their video cameras to highlight issues of injustice affecting their local communities. One of the key thematic areas has been the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). Our...

Community Video Monitoring: Demanding Accountability in Education

 
/ November 19, 2015

A year back, children attending the school in Dotto village, in the Nuapada district of Odisha, had an unusual load to carry — huge bottles of clean, drinking water that would last them the whole day. The Right to Education Act guarantees children in government run or aided schools the...

Woman Disabled After Sterilisation Awaits Justice

 
/ November 16, 2015

In 2011, Kanku Bai a woman from Rajasmand District of Rajasthan underwent sterilisation. Soon after the procedure, she started facing complications. Despite approaching local health facilities her condition did not improve. Over four years, her conditioned worsened. Today, she can neither walk, move her arms or speak. Her husband has...

Failed Mission Swatch Bharat | Mir Yaseen reports for KashmirUnheard

 
/ March 7, 2017

The MGNREGA was initiated with the objective of “enhancing livelihood security in rural areas by providing at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year, to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work”. But the people of Kushal Village in Uttar Pradesh have...

Unpacking Motherhood in the times of Bharat Mata and Gaumata

 
/ May 14, 2017

Mothers from our network reflect on challenges of balancing motherhood and work.

Periods, Patriarchy and Priesthood

 
/ December 15, 2016

Menstruation within religion: deep-rooted taboos still perpetuate perceptions of impurity and prevent woman from taking part in religious practices.

In Sickness and Death there is no Medical Facilities at the Horizon

 
/ October 24, 2016

A father lost three children to sickness which could have been easily treated by a doctor. But with no medical facilities or doctors around for 25 km around Koskapur village, in Araria, Bihar, Dhana Rishi the father was helpless. The ‘roads’ leading to the nearest hospital are also not helpful....

Household Work and Gender Roles

 
/ September 2, 2016

A Street Survey of 86 people in Ranchi, Jharkhand were surveyed to understand how ready we are to BREAK SEXIST STEREOTYPES about Household Chores