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ActionAid India works in 25 states and 1 union territory of India, with a vision to A world without poverty, patriarchy and injustice in which every person enjoys the right to life with dignity.


since: 2012
    • Name Of The Initiative
    • Enable women, poor and excluded to fight against rights denial, exclusion and injustices
    • Allied Organisation
    • Gitaldaha Bikash Samity
    • Working together since
    • 2011
    • States
    • West Bengal
    • Villages Reached
    • 52
    • Blocks Reached
    • 5
    • Districts Reached
    • 1
    • No Of Girls
    • 1,256
    • No Of Boys
    • 33,000
    • No Of People With Disability
    • Women, Dalits, Muslims, Fisherfolk community, Agricultural labour
    • Focus Areas Of Intervention
    • Empowering the communities to access their rights over land, water, forests and other commons; advocating for their participation in public welfare schemes; restoring rights of women and girls, and ensuring their safety; ensuring the rights of children, their education and protection; and advocating for providig them with equal socio-economic opportunities; ensuring peace and justice in the communities.
    • Basic Information about the initiative
    • Gitaldaha bikash samity is a non profit making and non political organization working in the district of Coochbehar on women empowerment, child rights, sustainable agriculture and formation and promotion of Self Help Groups. The organization is associated with ActionAid since 2005 and started working on the issue of prevention of cross-border and domestic human trafficking as a network partner. While working on the rehabilitation of trafficked survivors, GBS has experienced that womenメs right over property and particularly on land plays a major role in the rehabilitation process. With this notion GBS has initiated working on the land rights on women with support of ActionAidメs National Fund (NF) support in the year 2008.
    • KeyWords
    • Land; Livelihood; Rights; Women; Children; Dalit; Fisher folks; Agriculture; Muslims; Labour;
    • Families Benefited
    • 17,347
    • Population Benefited
    • 79,998
    • Women Benefited
    • 38,464
    • Men Benefited
    • 40,278