Women in Varanasi Take Charge of their Own Future
Shabnam Begum is dismantling patriarchy by helping women from a conservative society push boundaries and to study, work and to be treated as equal members of society.
Bend it Like Poonam: Adolescent Girls Challenge Patriarchy on the Football Field
Mahila Swarojgar Samiti is helping teenage girls in Varanasi shape their identity and be more confident about their sexuality through football.
Varanasi village suffers due to fake elections promises
“Just before the elections, the pradhan (village head) had promised us that when he wins, he will give us water, toilets and other basic amenities so that we can live with facilities,” recalls Satish Kumar of Udaypur, a village just 10 kms from Varanasi city, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s...
Step By Step, Drop By Drop
Jagdishpur community in Uttar Pradesh currently lacks easy access to clean drinking water and the situation is only getting worse for people like Santuram who have physical limitations. VV-PACS Community Correspondent Shabnam Begum from Varanasi district, Uttar Pradesh reports. Call to Action: You can help by calling T. Ram, Member...