Gujarat

Gujarat

VV Correspondent Works to Arrange Safety Gear for Gujarat’s Sanitation Workers | COVID 19

 
/ May 20, 2020

Yashodhara, a community correspondent with Video Volunteers ensured that sanitation workers no longer have to work while risking their lives.

Impact Story

This Woman Challenged Sexism at Her Own Daughter’s Wedding

 
/ April 5, 2017

Widows face a lot of discrimination in India, while widowers are free to do as they please. Watch as a community comes together to break this oppressive tradition.

ARTICLE 17: Our First Call to the National Commission of Scheduled Castes

 
/ March 7, 2017

ARTICLE 17 is a campaign launched by Video Volunteers on April 14th, 2012, to urge the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, to prosecute cases of untouchability.

Period : That which must not be named

 
/ December 17, 2016

Daksha’s first period was a happy one –a small ceremony with special offerings was done at the temple, at home, she was given sweets to eat and was told to rest. “At the time, I thought I might have done something good, having my periods!” recalls Daksha. But from the...

Period : That which must not be named

 
/ December 17, 2016

Daksha’s first period was a happy one –a small ceremony with special offerings was done at the temple, at home, she was given sweets to eat and was told to rest. “At the time, I thought I might have done something good, having my periods!” recalls Daksha. But from the...

Video Volunteers’ Impact: School returns illegally collected exam fees students in Gujarat

 
/ June 10, 2016

The Constitution of India has clearly stated that education is the responsibility of the State towards its people. But the State has failed repeatedly, deliberately or otherwise, to fulfil this mandate, giving rise to the private sector. The Indian education system is mired in corruption where rampant illegal admissions, absent...

Dalit students discriminated in a school from Gujarat

 
/ May 27, 2016

Discrimination against Dalits is in the educational system is a widespread problem across Indian states. The students are often alienated socially in their classrooms. They are victims of physical abuse by classmates and educators, from primary education to university. A glaring example of this discrimination was captured in Gujarat’s Surendranagar...

A Dalit man succumbed to injuries sustained in caste-violence in Gujarat

 
/ May 17, 2016

On an average, 47 Dalits were killed every year in Gujarat between 2010 and 2014. In the same years, over 9588 cases of caste-based atrocities were reported by Dalits in the state. These numbers, however, are the tip of the iceberg as many more cases of caste atrocities go unreported....