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ActionAid Association works in 24 states and two union territories of India, with a mission to work in solidarity with the poor and excluded and participate in their struggle to eradicate poverty, patriarchy and injustice.

How the Gujjars of Chamba moved into the...
Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh is home to nearly 40,000 Gujjars, a pastoral agricultural ethnic group rearing buffaloes, that moves…
More than 10,000 children go to Child Friendly...
“Hayan had always been a difficult child, generally irritable and uncooperative. I was worried that as he grew older, he…
Housing plots to 54 Dalit women in Thiruvallur
In April, 54 Dalit women from Nemili village in Thiruvallur district, Tamil Nadu received housing plots of 2.5 cents each.…
Building child leadership in marginalised communities
Any event in the community, and the community members eagerly look forward to a welcome song by the young Vignesh…
Yanadis reclaimed over 3000 acres of land in...
The Yanadis are amongst one of most vulnerable tribal groups in India. They live in extreme conditions of poverty and…
Tuensang’s women learn to help themselves
Over the centuries village women in Tuensang have displayed admirable qualities of survival. Just watching them farm on vertiginous hill…
Acquiring an Identity
There is something special about the women of the Irula tribe. While most coastal women are engaged in selling fish…
Organic farmers of Odisha show the way
Jagdish Bhoi and Rohitnag have been practising organic farming on their five acres of land for six years now in…
“SHE IS OUR WATCH TOWER”: PUSMA’S BATTLES IN...
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…
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 woman leader who inspired many to fight...
Nur Khatun Bibi, a 50-year-old mother of two daughters, belongs to Daribosh – a remote village in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar district.…
WHEN WOMEN LEAD
Bapatla Sathyavathamma, a Yanadi tribal woman, is uniting her community to fight injustice – fiercely and fearlessly.  “Yanadi people” from the…
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