Community Correspondents

Madhuri Chauhan

Madhuri Chauhan

Madhuri Chauhan- Uttar Pradesh Madhuri Chauhan primarily reports on issues related to gender, women’s rights, and government programmes. Madhuri Chauhan has been a leader since a young age. When her father died, her mother faced stigma, thanks to superstitious beliefs that she had caused the death. As her mother struggled, Madhuri found ways to support the family. She completed her education and became a teacher, despite the discrimination she faced because she was a girl. Her success made her a role model for other girls, and she quickly became the community’s leading activist for women’s rights. She reports for VV with the aim to do away with superstitions and discrimination. Madhuri believes that the media cannot always glorify the government. She has used journalism to reveal areas in which the government has failed to implement social welfare programmes. Her reporting is pioneering a new field for her fellow community members: social-impact, citizen-based journalism. She hopes to encourage others to change regressive cultural norms and systems through community media. About the Partnership: The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme and Video Volunteers have come together to create the Community Correspondents Network. The videos generated by the network will be able to highlight voices from the margins, providing skills to social communicators to provide advocacy tools to community based organizations.

Videos from Madhuri

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UP’s Khushinagar Tea Stall Practices Untouchability Against Dalits Even Today

 
/ May 20, 2019

Even though the Constitution of India abolished the practice of Untouchability, a tea stall in Uttar Pradesh, Kushinagar, serves tea in the different cup to Dalits.

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Ten Years and Counting, a Community’s Wait for Basic Healthcare

 
/ December 13, 2018

Over ten years since it was build, a public health facility in Uttar Pradesh’s Ambedkar Nagar district remains shut. What will it take for the administration to swing into action?

Uttar Pradesh Fails to Ensure Food Security Amidst Rising Hunger

 
/ November 20, 2018

A village in Kushinagar lives on the brink of malnourishment as the Public Distribution System fails to deliver to the most disenfranchised. Or, fails to ensure last mile service delivery.

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Two Kilometers From the Seat of the UP Government, a School in Distress

 
/ September 5, 2018

Uttar Pradesh, which has the country’s largest child population, also has the lowest transition rate from primary to upper primary school.

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Indian Government is Failing its Nutrition and Healthcare Crusaders

 
/ August 24, 2018

Anganwadi workers across the country have been protesting for higher pay but the government fails to realise their importance in eradicating malnutrition.

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From Child Bride to Firebrand Women’s Rights Activist

 
/ March 19, 2018

In Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar, this activist has single-handedly built a support and action network for women survivors of violence. Here's her story.

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When the Personal is Political: Inequality within Marriage

 
/ August 25, 2017

In rural Uttar Pradesh, one young woman brings her camera and lots of courage to dismantle patriarchy.

One Billion Rising: Rehabilitation of young girls in Uttar Pradesh | IMPACT

 
/ February 16, 2015

February 16; Khushinagar, UP Suman, along with her three sisters, had to leave her house following the financial constraints after her mother’s demise. “I collected the body and cremated her,” Suman, who is in her teens, told Community Correspondent Madhuri Chauhan. Since their father had already passed away, the four...