IMPACT

impactImpact videos are inspirational stories of bottom-up change that document how community media has led to concrete change. VV teaches Correspondents not just to report, but also to initiate local campaigns, and approximately 1 in 5 videos manages to solve the underlying issue. How? By providing information, rallying people to believe collective action works, networking with other activists, fostering community-level discussion through screenings and discussion clubs, and acting as a bridge to the local administration, which is often unaware of people’s problems. When necessary, Video Volunteers will start petitions, lobby the state or national administration, or engage the media in order to bring about the change.

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After Three Long Months, Workers in Rajasthan Village Get MNREGA Payment

 
/ July 28, 2017

90 workers waited for MNREGA payments totalling more than 3.5 lakh for over three months. The wait ended when Shambhulal Khatik made a video documenting the problem and holding the authorities accountable.

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Village gets Ambulance Service Thanks to a Video, a Determined Community and a Willing State

 
/ July 24, 2017

Many risked their lives due to the lack of an affordable ambulance service in a village in West Bengal, but things turned around when Bikash Barman made a video.

200 Village Residents hold Authorities Accountable for Lack of Work Under MGNREGA

 
/ June 16, 2017

In a small drought affected village in Uttar Pradesh, the community came together to solve systemic bureaucratic apathy and wrested the employment guaranteed under MGNREGA.

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Toilets after an year in Sahjadpur

 
/ February 10, 2017

In the year 2014 in Sahjadpur village, Madhya Pradesh there were nearly more than 300 (110 BPL & 197 job card) people living without toilet facility. There was not a single public or private toilet in an entire village. Under the Maryada Abhiyan campaign in Madhya Pradesh 100 toilets supposed...

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Every home get toilet in Jagdishpur

 
/ February 10, 2017

80% of the households of Jagdishpur village of Uttar Pradesh did not have access to toilets.  Villagers had to defecate in open fields. Especially women had to wait until dark to go out. Villagers had encounters accidents with wild and poisonous animals. Community correspondent Shabnam filmed this issue and the...

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Bada Hindol district in Odisha gets ANM

 
/ February 10, 2017

Auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM), is the first person of contact for any health services in most of the rural areas. But in Badahindol village of Odisha, where only one health sub-center is accessible to 5 villages, the residents have been deprived of health facilities for the last 10 years. The...

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Mid-day Meal scheme sham exposed and solved

 
/ February 10, 2017

The 210 students of Mahadevpur Primary School, Uttar Pradesh, were hungry for more than a month as they hadn’t received their mid-day meal. Through meetings held by Community Correspondant Anil, it came to light that the issue remains unresolved due to personal conflict between the village officials in charge. A...

One Billion Rising: Changing perspectives with a camera

 
/ February 5, 2015

February 5; Pune, Maharashtra Heena Sheikh had been a victim of domestic violence ever since she got married. Undocumented instances of domestic violence are still quite common in India. The societal norms, which revolve around a patriarchal system, make it difficult for women to raise their voices. That’s what happened...