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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.

“Children love going to the school now”
Romola, a mother of two, living in a village in Anand district (Gujarat) knew why her kids didn’t like going…
Domestic Workers come together for their rights in...
The long struggle and consistent efforts of Paschim Bango Griho Paricharika Samity (PGPS), a state-level domestic workers’ collective, finally paid…
Women’s cooperative registered in Nalanda district, Bihar
Early in 2017, the Nav Bihar Samaj Kalyan Pratishthan Kendra (NBSKPK), Nalanda district, Bihar took the decision to organise the…
The story of ManjitKaur and empowering Punjab’s women...
Poverty pushed ManjitKaur, from NangalKhurd village in Mansa district, Punjab, into domestic work at the house of a local landlord.…
Meet Sudha – the masala powder entrepreneur!
Sudha (extreme right in the picture), mother of two and a home-maker from Kaluvankadu village in Thiruvarur district of Tamil…
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…
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