Tag: widow pension

Sita and Twenty Widows Appeal for Widow Pension in Bihar

 
/ February 10, 2017

Makulal, a poor widow of Bihar has not received any widow pension fund under the National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) since her husband died a decade ago. She would earlier do manual labour for a living, but her failing health has forced her to stop working. She and her young...

Widowed since three years, Harassed by Village Head since three months

 
/ November 7, 2016

What is the importance of Rs 400 to our daily lives in urban cities? A 3g recharge for our phone, a meal at a restaurant (for one) or 16 pieces of Ferrero Rocher chocolates. But in the hinterlands of Jharkhand, Rs 400 means a person’s entire survival for a month. And...

Impact: Widow Pension Helps Woman Take up farming in Jharkhand

 
/ August 29, 2016

Sikranti Devi is a rural woman’s role model today. A widow since eight years, and partially blinded, Sikranti has taken life in stride as the head of her household. By becoming a farmer in Jamdih Bardanr, in rural Jharkhand, she earns her livelihood and educates her five children. But her...

Widows of Jolly need your help

 
/ August 18, 2016

Women in most parts of India face discrimination and exclusion due to the patriarchal social setting in all spheres of their lives. Widows of India, especially in rural India, face more discrimination and exclusion because with the demise of their husband because their social standing and identity are also considered...