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Strengthening the Right to Education among Urban Poor Communities

Since February 2018, Kantabai Dhende has been informing women on the right to free admission, under the Right to Education (RTE) Act. She has been doing this with the support of community messengers like Mahananda Bhalerao, Ujjawala Kamble, Priyanka Gavli, Chhaya Kasbe and Surekha Vanjare, who are working on building awareness on RTE in Visharantwadi


Ms. Battulla, 50 years, Buddappa Nagar “I am a house wife. I run a small business out of my home, while my husband works for the LPG Gas Company.  We have three children – two sons and a daughter. I have been a member of my SHG for the last 13 years. After becoming a

Menstrual Hygiene Management: The Delhi Story

“My mother told me to stay away from boys when I started having periods for the first time. No one talks about it and as a result I don’t know what is right from wrong. I only know that I have to stay away from many things during those 4-5 days that I bleed every month.” 

Stakeholder Consultation on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) for Persons with Disabilities and Transgender- Bhubaneswar

A day long consultation meeting with networks and government officials was held on May 3, 2018 in Bhubaneswar to ensure universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene for all vulnerable and marginal persons and groups such as transgender persons and those living with disabilities and to develop a community-centric vision and a comprehensive understanding of

National Consultation on Making Social Development Programs Responsive and Accountable: Presenting Lessons from the Ground

Since 2013, community leadership in Delhi, Jaipur, Pune, Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar and Bangalore spearheaded community-centric social accountability program, Strengthening Social Accountability Process by Catalyzing Community Involvement across Six Cities. The community and in particular women’s involvement is evident in these: “Since 2014, the Women’s Forum had addressed more than 15 cases of domestic violence and actively

Community Led E -Mitra – Basti Sewa Kendras in District Ajmer, Rajasthan

Background E-Mitra platforms of e-governance to provide quick and convenient delivery of services to citizens was initiated by the Government of Rajasthan in 2004. Currently, over 492 Government to Citizens (G2C) and Business to Citizens (B2C) services are being provided through these platforms, across rural and urban areas in all 33 districts of the State