Community Correspondents

Gyanti KUmari

Gyanti KUmari

Gyanti is aVV-PACS Correspondentfrom Siwan district in Bihar. She had worked as a Tola worker in her village, where she raised awareness on cleanliness and hygiene among people. For the past year, she has been associated with the MusaharVikasManchan organization that works for the social inclusion of the Musahar community of Bihar. She wants to focus her work on bringing rights to communities like Musahars and Dalitswho continue to face marginalization in every aspect of their lives. She believes that the mainstream media does not cover most of the stories related to them and wants to create her own to share with the world.

Videos from Gyanti

Eviction even in Death – The Reality of Bihar’s Dalits

 
/ November 30, 2016

The caste-based atrocities and injustice of Dalits of Bihar dipped a new low this year, as even the community’s dead are being evicted from their final resting places. This cold-hearted act has unearthed many graves, much to the misery and shock of the Dalits of the area. This incident was brought...

Eviction even in Death – The Reality of Bihar’s Dalits

 
/ November 30, 2016

The caste-based atrocities and injustice of Dalits of Bihar dipped a new low this year, as even the community’s dead are being evicted from their final resting places. This cold-hearted act has unearthed many graves, much to the misery and shock of the Dalits of the area. This incident was brought...

Video Volunteer’ Impact: How a video changed Kamala’s life

 
/ June 27, 2016

Sometimes to bring a change you need a revolution, many times all it needs is just a dialogue. Kamala is an educated young woman from Bihar, who had an aspiration to be an earning woman after completing her degree. However, like many Indian women, her dreams were cut short due...

Dalits: Threatned and beaten by Upper caste men

 
/ February 7, 2016

Ramavati Devi and her family have been victims of caste violence for a long time. She along with her family in Bihar is being harassed by those belonging to the upper caste. Their house was burned by these people; they have time and again abused, threatened and beaten up members...

Caste violence, Bihar

 
/ February 7, 2016

This video was made by a Video Volunteers Community Correspondent. Community Correspondents come from marginalised communities in India and produce videos on unreported stories. These stories are ’news by those who live it.’ they give the hyperlocal context to global human rights and development challenges. See more such videos at...

Bihar’s MNREGA practises gender pay gap

 
/ July 1, 2015

While gender pay gap is blatantly present across the world, India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGA) was one scheme meant to ensure that all its participants are paid equally. The scheme also aims to bring women into the labour force, 1/3rd of the jobs are reserved for women. However,...

The Nurse Asked Me for 500 Rupees to Cut My Umbilical Cord

 
/ June 19, 2015

A pregnant woman in Bihar was charged Rs 500 for cutting of the umbilical cord and also had to pay for painkillers she needed before her delivery. Women in the village report that on refusing to pay, the Auxiliary-Nurse Midwife refuses to service them point blank. This is despite a...

Impact: Slow but sure, Change is ‘acoming

 
/ January 21, 2015

Community Correspondent Gyanti Devi made a video that resulted in a man donating his land for the expansion of a school building. She tells us how she achieved this staggering impact, which will potentially benefit 200 children from the Musahar community (also known as Maha Dalit); the most disenfranchised in...