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.

Acid attack survivor get 2 lakh compensation | Varsha reports for IndiaUnheard

 
/ November 17, 2015

Chanchal and her sister suffered an acid attack by 4 men on 21st October 2012 in Chitnawa village of Maner block in Bihar. They attacked them because they tried fending off their sexual harassment approaches. As per the rules, the victims are supposed to be compensated by the state. However,...

Caught on camera taking bribe | IMPACT

 
/ August 6, 2015

The poor citizens had to pay a bribe of Rs 10 to get their Aadhar cards delivered in Bherwa Village, Madhupur Block, District Deoghar, Jharkhand.  Aadhaar or UIDAI (Unique Identification) is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Indian government to every individual resident of India.  By law, the...

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...

Fighting Forced Evictions: 75 Families achieve victory in Maharashtra

 
/ August 14, 2014

Over 15 million people are displaced annually across the world due to development projects. In this interview Community Correspondent Anand Pagare speaks of how he inspired his community to challenge the development projects undertaken by the Maharashtra Housing And Development Authority (MHADA), thus sparing more than 75 Dalit & Tribal...

12 Rescued from Bonded Labour

 
/ February 28, 2014

On a July afternoon in VV’s Goa office, a phone call rudely interrupted the rain soaked stupor of the office. IU Community Correspondent Shanti Baraik was in town and needed help rescuing twelve people working as bonded labourers in Margao, in South Goa. Bonded labour, if you believe the Government...

Medical Negligence in Madhupur Claims Life of 12 Year Old

 
/ January 6, 2014

After Community Correspondent Mukesh Rajak exposed the medical negligence Aamna Bibi faced at the Sub Divisional Hospital in November 2013, more people living in and around Madhupur have come forward with their own similar experiences. The following is 12 year old Kundan Das’ story who passed away on 5th January 2014. Kundan Das...