Stories of Hope

March 2017

  • Bhagwati- A Woman’s Struggle In Fighting Malnutrition
    HEALTH

    Bhagwati- A Woman’s Struggle In Fighting Malnutrition

    This story is of Bhagwati Ahirwar from Kayan village in Madhya Pradesh. Having helped reduce malnutrition among the children in the village, Bhagwati is a role model for her villagers. With her marriage while in class 8, Bhagwati had to end her education. Soon she gave birth to an underweight child, her husband and in-laws moved to the capital city for work and... Read More

  • Fighting TB: Challenges and Way Forward
    HEALTH

    Fighting TB: Challenges and Way Forward

    Tuberculosis can affect any age, caste or class and it is one of the top 10 causes of death across the globe, ranking above HIV and malaria. To generate awareness, 24 March is observed as World TB Day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2015, there were 10.4 million new cases of TB worldwide. Six countries account for 60% of the total TB deaths, ... Read More

  • Raju Patel’s Journey Towards Breaking Age Old Gender Stereotypes
    HEALTH

    Raju Patel’s Journey Towards Breaking Age Old Gender Stereotypes

    In Khajwa village in Madhya Pradesh, Raju and his wife Poonam earn their livelihood through farming and animal husbandry.  Being the youngest daughter-in-law in the family, Poonam had to do all the household chores, look after their cattle and spend the remaining time in farming. It was as a part of CARE India’s Read More

  • Children are most vulnerable during disasters
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Children are most vulnerable during disasters

    Can any disaster avoid a sight of children lying lifeless, injured and deafening sound of their cry in pain and stream of tears rolling relentlessly? The huge impact of disasters on children is visible with the staggering number of deaths and injuries to children. Children’s vulnerability increases with the decrease in age and existing ill-health conditions. Amo... Read More

  • After a decade of implementation of PWDV Act in Bihar, study on domestic violence shows some mixed results
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    After a decade of implementation of PWDV Act in Bihar, study on domestic violence shows some mixed results

    After 10 years of enforcement of a milestone law to protect women from domestic violence ‘The Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act’ (PWDVA), nothing much has changed for vast number 0f women in the country. During one of my visit to Patna, I heard Shazina saying “today if I am living a life with dignity it is just because of PWDVA Read More

  • Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality

    India has sex ratio of 940 females per 100 males (census 2011)1; Literacy rates of 68.4% women, 85.6 % men (NFHS 4); globally, about 800 women die every day of preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth; 20 per cent of these women are from India. As per ILO, women formed 60 per cent of the lowest paid wage labor, but only 15 per cent of the ... Read More

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