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India’s patriarchal traditions inform all aspects of public and private life. Gender discrimination is rife in Indian families. Families traditionally give preference to sons, and this leads to highly male-dominated political and economic public spheres.  Women and gender minorities still face severe discrimination and violence based on their sex. VV Correspondents have reported extensively on rapes, domestic violence and acid attacks, which are too often vindicated by the woman’s “unacceptable” behaviour in their gendered roles as daughters, daughters-in-law or wives.

In 2016 VV launched Khel Badal, a campaign to dismantle patriarchy, motivated by the belief that every woman should have the tools to question the inequality and restrictions they experience.  Community Correspondents tell stories of everyday patriarchy and normalised sexism, which are the root cause of the high numbers of rapes, domestic violence and sexual harassment.  63 of our correspondents are running Discussion Clubs in their villages; they watch some of VV’s 500 gender videos and help each other break patriarchal stereotypes amongst the boys and girls in their households.

Gender discrimination in Tea Gardens

 
/ April 27, 2022

In this video, Community Correspondent Lily Kujur brought out the issue of gender equality in these tea gardens.

What is the ‘Right” age for Women to get Married? Community Debating Child Marriage (Amendment)...

 
/ April 21, 2022

Last year in December 2021 the union government approved the proposal to raise the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21, based on the recommendations of a NITI Aayog task force. The amendment was introduced in Lok Sabha on 20th December 2021.

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“12 years of reporting on Caste and Untouchability”

 
/ April 14, 2022

“Over the last 12 years, Video Volunteers has produced more than 600 video reports on caste and untouchability, across India.

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“Working with VV to resolve community issues has given me a lot of respect.”

 
/ April 14, 2022

50-year-old Gayatri is an indefatigable force when it comes to breaking long-standing social bias in her life and that of her community members.

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Community Correspondent Shabnam Fight Against Nepotism to Ensure Justice to a Widow

 
/ March 22, 2022

Our community correspondents are embedded in their neighbourhood localities and they get to hear the slightest ruffles in their vicinity

‘My parents gave me life but VV gave me hope & a way ahead in...

 
/ March 1, 2022

Meet Shambhulal Khatik, Video Volunteers Community Correspondent from Rajsamand district in Rajasthan.

Delwara, Rajasthan Is A Model For Women Empowerment

 
/ February 28, 2022

Key government positions are run by women in the Delwara tehsil of Rajasthan.

Video Volunteers Receives Encouraging Response To Its Buland Bol Program

 
/ February 17, 2022

Free media training course Buland Bol aims to train hundreds of people in becoming the voice of their communities.