Community Correspondent Rekha Bhangre brings an inspiring story from Madhya Pradesh.
Durga, who was recently elected Village head has overcome many barriers in her way. While increasingly women tend to hold prominent posts in their village, the empowerment seems to be a token one as they still have to depend on the men in their families to make decisions. Durga's story is a different one.
Today she is trying to extend the rights she has found to the next generation of girls in her village. Durga's big dream is to make sure that a Senior secondary school opens up so that girls don't have to travel far to study.
For many young girls far flung schools are a major challenge to get to. Even if parents are willing to invest in their education, factors like safety prevent them from sending girls to school.
This human rights day, help Durga achieve her big dream for the girls of Partapur.
Please call Ravi Vaghel, district education officer, Seoni district, MP at 9425427241 and ask him to help Durga open a senior secondary school.
This is a PACS-VV video. The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme and Video Volunteers have come together to create the Community Correspondents Network. The videos created by the network bring out voices from the margins, providing communications skills to marginalised individuals and advocacy tools to community-based organisations.
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