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Ambedkar Jayanti: Keeping Ambedkar’s dream relevant

 
/ April 14, 2018

As statues of B.R. Ambedkar get vandalised across the country, Video Volunteers asks people across India if the architect of the Indian constitution is still relevant.

“The Forest is our Mother”: Conservation and Sustainable Living in Odisha

 
/ April 11, 2018

Most indigenous communities traditionally depend on forests for their lives and livelihoods, forests that are steadily shrinking. When the forest resources in Nayagarh started to disappear, the community took to conservation and sustainable living, exercising their lawful forest rights.

Jai Bharat Shikshan Sansthan: Towards Participatory Governance

 
/ January 10, 2018

In rural Madhya Pradesh, the Jai Bharat Shikshan Sansthan is helping communities get closely involved in local self-governance.

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“To live fearless and free”: Kashmiri Girl Defiantly Pursues Cricketing Dreams

 
/ November 7, 2017

Insha Mir has struggled against patriarchal diktats for over a decade and today captains her college cricket team.

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The Lost Boys of Arwal

 
/ October 25, 2017

Four families have been waiting for two years for their children to return as the police twiddles its thumbs.

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Expansion of Sanjay National Park, Madhya Pradesh Set to Displace 15000 indigenous Dwellers

 
/ June 19, 2017

7 villages are set to be evacuated for the expansion of the Sanjay National Park in Madhya Pradesh, ostensibly for wildlife conservation.

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...