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  Friday: March 6, 2015

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Tribal Women Take Charge Of Their PDS Entitlement

Bimlabai Adulwar, Radhika Hundra, Khembai Miri and 13 other tribal women from Pandarigota village in Gadchiroli district of eastern Maharashtra have worked out a practical solution to their food security problems. more

Addressing The Issue Of Sexual Harassment At Workplace

Young and idealistic Itishree Pradhan had many cherished dreams, one of which was to be able to teach children. more

‘Can You Imagine Life Without A Toilet?’

Shazia Deen, 23, doesn’t eat until her hunger becomes unbearable. more

Women At The Water Front

Getting involved in issues related to water was perhaps far from biologist Alice Bouman-Dentener’s mind but “I was observing social behaviour and examining its evolution in my field of work, which led me to think about conservation of nature and its sustainable development for the well-being of people”. more


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The success story of women's political representation could well be scripted in India's rural hinterland. In April 1993, the Government of India passed the, the Constitutional (73rd Amendment) Act mandating that there should be at 33 per cent reservation for women in panchayati raj institutions (PRIs).

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