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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.

Women farmers’ cooperative registered in Nalanda
Encouraging collectives of women farmers has been a special focus of our interventions in rural areas, and in Nalanda district, Bihar, women farmers have achieved significant success in building collectives.…
A new lease of life for women and...
“I used to carry my child wherever I went. It was extremely exhausting for me. During the floods, we felt really helpless carrying our child who is both physically and…
A NaiPahal for out-of-school children
Education is the fundamental right of every child. With the objective of identifying and mainstreaming out-of-school children, including the children affected by seasonal migration, ActionAid India and UNICEF launched a…
Domestic workers securing rights
The untiring efforts of PaschimBangoGrihoParicharikaSamity (PGPS), a state-level domestic workers’ collective, finally paid off as it was granted trade union status by the Government of West Bengal. PGPS was set…
“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 to school. “The school wasn’t clean. it was either left…
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 off as it was granted trade union status by the…
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 women’s collectives set up through interventions in its area of…
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. Manjit would usually spend some 4 hours every day cleaning…
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 Nadu, always dreamt of becoming an entrepreneur. Due to lack…
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 between mountains and plains according to the seasons. Given their…
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 might turn ill-tempered and aggressive. However, upon joining the Child…
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. Since the year 2000, Dalit women from the village had…
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