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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.

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…
‘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…
‘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.…
No arms, legs but spirit high
The brutal attack on Bant Singh Jagger of Jhabbar village of Mansa District because he had the audacity to fight…
Sarbani Barman: In Search of a New Horizon
Durganagar Marine Fisherwomen’s Collective at Durganagar village of West Bengal’s South 24 Pragana district had faced many ups and downs due…
Mariam Toppo – a leader dedicated to the...
Mariam Toppo, a 61-year-old woman from a tribal community who lives with her children and husband at Kutialerbose village in…
Degrees Of Change
Sometimes even the names parents give their newborns reflect the sense of self-worth of a community. What had always struck…
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