Gender

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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.

Community demands stronger rescue operations for the missing minor girl

 
/ September 15, 2022

The villages in Sundarbans area of West Bengal State are impoverished. Taking advantage of their poverty, the human traffickers easily find victims to lure away. 

Sports as a beacon of hope in Bastar

 
/ July 19, 2022

Romita Sori, a Class XII student from here is a star archer. She has won 15 medals in State Level Archery Competition besides 2 silver and 2 bronze in national archery competition so far. She is trained under the aegis of Indo Tibetan Border Police. 

Tribal women detained for expressing dissent at a public hearing

 
/ July 8, 2022

Here in this video we can see that the locals of the area are denied entry into the public hearing and the Company is talking to their well wishers there.

Dysfunctional Anganwadi Centre in Odisha

 
/ June 20, 2022

Almost every year, The Government of Odisha launches several developmental schemes to strengthen the Decentralised Feeding Program of ICDS, their focus is entirely on empowerment of children, women, and persons with disabilities and senior citizens.

16 Year Old Girl Trafficked from North 24 Parganas, West Bengal

 
/ June 17, 2022

In this video, the Community Correspondent (CC), Milan Mondal is accompanying parents of one 16 year old minor victim of trafficking to the police station to lodge a complaint.

Young Kashmiri Girl Starts her own Fish Farm

 
/ June 16, 2022

This story is of Heena Parray, a young Kashmiri woman from Jawbhera Awantipura area of Pulwama District. She is quite popular in her area for her business, a fishery.

Smashing stereotypes, empowering hundreds of vulnerable tribals through video stories – the remarkable Shikha Kumari...

 
/ June 15, 2022

Shikha, who belongs to the Sauriya Pahariya tribe, an indigenous Dravidian ethnic community classified as a 'particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG), is our Community Correspondent and one such gem. Her ancestors are from the Sahibganj district of Jharkhand.  

Succeeding in Mission to Prevent Child Marriage

 
/ June 9, 2022

Here in this video, a girl who’s born in 2009 is about to get married. One ASHA worker mentioned this incident to the Community Correspondent Krishna Mondal and she along with the Police, School Teachers, allied NGOs of the area could prevent the marriage, in the nick of time.