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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.

When adolescent girls lead social change
“I lost my father two years ago. My mother works in a ration shop. I took up a part-time job…
Training in housekeeping for former manual scavengers
Manual scavenging refers to the practice of manually cleaning, carrying, disposing or handling in any manner, human excreta from dry…
Securing justice and protecting rights
Dalits and minorities in India are the most backward communities, lagging behind not just in various development parameters but also…
New farming practices | Improved yield, increased incomes,...
Till some time back, Rajesh Tirkey, a 35-year-old farmer owning two acres of land in a village in Khunti district,…
Getting a village school re-opened in Odisha
In September 2017, the only school in Katingpani village of Nuapada District was shut down by the Government of Odisha,…
Single, yes! But not alone
How single women from Ganjam received their housing rights Meet Gurubari Das (37), a single woman from Tarinipali village in…
Pushpa: Her story of struggle, her story of...
Pushpa’s story is an extraordinary one. This 40-year-old woman from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, has led a life of transformation. She…
Helping adolescents reshape their lives, for the better
“Our family’s income is enough just to meet the basic needs as food, clothing and shelter. Given the financial hardships,…
Breaking stereotypes: Women in the driving seat
“I always thought car-driving was reserved for the well-learned people only but now, I don’t think so,” says Nancy. Nancy…
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…
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…
“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…
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