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Stories Of Change

STORIES OF CHANGE

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.

“SHE IS OUR WATCH TOWER”: PUSMA’S BATTLES IN THE TEA GARDEN

“SHE IS OUR WATCH TOWER”: PUSMA’S BATTLES IN THE TEA GARDEN

Pusma Mangar, Chaibasa Line, Bundapani Tea Garden, Alipurduar, West Bengal, is a 47-year-old tribal woman who lives in Bundapani, a closed tea garden in the heart of the Dooars region in West

Halima Khatun, inspiring women to fight patriarchy

Halima Khatun, inspiring women to fight patriarchy

Halima Khatun, Uttar Mamudpur, Hingalganj, North 24 Pragna, West Bengal, was born to a poor family in a remote village in the Sundarbans. Her parents work as bidi rollers and

The woman leader who inspired many to fight for their rights

The woman leader who inspired many to fight for their rights

Nur Khatun Bibi, a 50-year-old mother of two daughters, belongs to Daribosh - a remote village in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar district. Nur and her husband worked for long hours

WHEN WOMEN LEAD

WHEN WOMEN LEAD

Bapatla Sathyavathamma, a Yanadi tribal woman, is uniting her community to fight injustice - fiercely and fearlessly. "Yanadi people" from the plains of Nellore, a district in the eastern coastal

‘Seeds bank reviving our traditional agricultural practices’

‘Seeds bank reviving our traditional agricultural practices’

“Five years back, we were depending fully upon big farmers or the seed vendors for seeds. Since the cost of seeds was high, many of us bought them

‘My land gave me confidence to move on’

‘My land gave me confidence to move on’

She is young not more than 28 years. But Phula Naik had to go through a lot being a divorcee. She is however happy and a spark of