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Agents of Change


In another incident, a widow found friendship but instead of rebuilding a future together, the man was more interested in her property. During a Diwali festive night his assault left her in a critical condition at hospital. She was given medical assistance, a police case was filed and a new job was provided. Today she is rethinking of a settling down.

Being the agents of change, such stories of hope for women victimized by domestic violence is fuel which drives the counselors of ‘Samvad’ – an advice and counseling center for women, established by NGO Masum and supported by Swiss Aid. … Continued

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Giving a Voice to Silence


The Zilla Parishad School at Vanpuri village (Purandhar Taluka) wears a deserted look with summer holidays in progress. However, there is loads of action on days like Saturday when the school is functional. Being a weekend, regular academic studies give way for a Child Rights Group that meets from 10.30am to 2pm.

For children it’s a time of fun and frolic combined with mutual learning on important topics that are ignored by the regular school curriculum. Anywhere from 25 to 40 children attend this class and learn about gender equality, religious sensitization, … Continued

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Ecological farming: Savita shows the way

Savita shows the way

Wardha District falls under Vidarbha region, infamously known as farmer’s suicide zone. The region’s agriculture land has become highly unproductive and saline due to excessive usage of pesticides and fertilizers by farmers.

Coupled with above crisis, a weather variation has also added to farmer’s woes. The project agro-ecological approach to adapt climate change is working with small holders farmers in long run and tries to help them to adopt climate change and mitigate … Continued

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Securing Food for an Uncertain Tomorrow


Where money is not enough, she steps out to contribute her share but remains a voice that is marginalized. However, the story unfolds a bit differently in certain villages of Madhya Pradesh where women are taking the initiative to cultivate the land after being introduced and sensitized with modern methods of agriculture. From being mere farmhands they are now harbingers of change.

For Kamleshwari it was a gamble to experiment with SRI (System of Rice Intensification) on 2 acres of land, since the family and generations before have always practiced traditional methods of farming. Initially it was an uphill task to make … Continued

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