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Right To Education Act (RTE) 2009 – What You Need To Know
EDUCATION

Right To Education Act (RTE) 2009 – What You Need To Know

The Parliament of India enacted the Right To Education Act 2009 to grapple with the downward spiral of the education system and poor learning outcomes. The act aims towards providing free and compulsory elementary education to kids between the age group of 6 years to 14 year...

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Goatery to the rescue
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Goatery to the rescue

Rekha Devi from Baldi Kheda village in Lucknow District in Uttar Pradesh has had a hard life. She and her husband have been landless labourers struggling to make ends meet. Work is intermittent, lowly paid and hardly enough to cover expenses. Her son is physically challenged, married and unfortunate...

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How a stove changed her life
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

How a stove changed her life

Mestriyamma used to wake up at 4am every day to cook for her family of 12, consisting her husband, their two children and the couple’s eight brothers. Their house in Kodigehalli slum in Bangalore is simply a large hall with no separate kitchen or attached bathroom. And so, she would cook outside t...

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From victimhood to resilience – how Kajal ended violence against her
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

From victimhood to resilience – how Kajal ended violence against her

30-year-old Kajal was married for 18 years and had three teenaged children. For the past 15 years she was working as an ASHA and did not need to depend on her husband for financial support. Her husband worked with the local newspaper and as a family they were well-off. However, that did not stop Kaj...

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HIV and emotional violence: The story of Malti 
HEALTH

HIV and emotional violence: The story of Malti 

24-year-old Malti visited the antenatal ward for the routine HIV test and the results showed up as likely positive. The lab technician at this facility was oriented on the association between HIV and potential intimate partner violence, and so contacted the Sajha counsellor about Malti. The c...

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Teenager escapes potential abuse and poverty
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Teenager escapes potential abuse and poverty

14-year-old Seema was brought by officers of the Child Helpline to the hospital for pregnancy testing. She had run away from her home and was rescued by the Helpline; she would be now sent to a shelter home till the legal procedures would be completed. As per the norms, for admitting a female to a s...

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A victory over malnutrition
HEALTH

A victory over malnutrition

Dilkhush was born on January 9, 2018, weighing 2.5 kilograms. His mother, Fori and father, Durgalal were happy with the birth of their first child, making it a family of three. The family draws its income from cattle farming and agriculture, with no external assistance. As a result, the infant’...

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P.A.C.E. brings out the entrepreneur
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

P.A.C.E. brings out the entrepreneur

“Initially, many women in the village were suspicious of me, taking me for nothing but an ambitious saleswoman. To set their minds at ease, I shared my own experience of using a cloth during menstruation, instead of a sanitary pad and how inconvenient and unhygienic it was for me. This helped ...

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Securing the basic right to water
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Securing the basic right to water

Pooja Doriya lives in Jamgod village in the Dewas district of Madhya Pradesh, which is inhabited by 700 families, a majority from the OBC, ST/SC community. The main sources of water in the village include the community well, hand pumps and borewells installed in some households. However, during the ...

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Individually, a drop. Together, an ocean
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Individually, a drop. Together, an ocean

In the Rajeshwari slum area in Banashankari, Bengaluru resides an unstoppable force called Sushila, who she attended a two-day life skill training organised by CARE India in March 2021. This workshop helped her recognise her creative talents, which she decided to put to better use to earn an additio...

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Adopting healthy habits at an individual level
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Adopting healthy habits at an individual level

Manda Rajeram Pal lives in Parda village, in the Wardha district of Maharashtra. She and her family members often fell sick, directing most of their savings towards medical expenses and doctor’s fees. There was one instance when her condition was so serious that she required a blood transfusion a...

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Acing her career through P. A. C. E.
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Acing her career through P. A. C. E.

“I felt sad seeing my peers go to college, while I went to the farm to work,” recalls Priya Narendra Bhatkar coming from a middle-class family of three sisters, who had to discontinue their education after the 12th standard, due to poor financial conditions. Because their parents were ill an...

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