Tag: Discrimination

Cast(e) Your Vote Wisely

 
/ March 4, 2014

India is gearing up for one of its most exciting general elections ever. With barely two months to go, analysts, politicians, the media, the twitterati are all neck deep in debate about who Indians will vote into power. On D-day, while millions will exercise their right to vote, there will...

Dalit Elderly: Cheated, Discriminated Against

 
/ February 19, 2014

More than 3000 elderly citizens from 144 villages in Rohtas District have not received any pension under the Government of India’s Social Security Scheme, which entitles the elderly to a meagre monthly amount to support themselves. Most of these men and women are unable to work anymore or are dependent...

Surviving Domestic Violence

 
/ February 14, 2014

“The first year of my marriage was happy… For the next eight years, grave acts of violence were committed against me by my husband and in laws”, says Shivba Manohar who has, with her two children, left that hellish nightmare behind. Community Correspondent Shanti Yevtikar brings you her story from...

Jessica Mayberry is now an Ashoka Fellow!

 
/ May 11, 2013

 VV’s Founding Director Jessica Mayberry recently received a fellowship form Ashoka Foundation. Read her profile here . More than 30 years ago, Ashoka’s founder coined the term ‘social entrepreneur.’ The award VV’s Jessica has won is one of the most distinguished awards someone in the social sector can receive. Ashoka describes...

CVU Impact: Dalit Women Get Water

 
/ December 20, 2011

In Choki village, Gujarat, Dalit women have mobilized for water with the support of a Community Video Unit.

No Google for Village Girls

 
/ December 1, 2011

In Uttarakhand, lack of teachers in technical institutes leaves students helpless.

No Admission for Migrant Children

 
/ November 29, 2011

In Punjab, migrant children are withheld from accessing their Right to Education