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Masrat Wanted To Teach, She Is Weaving Carpets Instead

Reading aloud the ‘talim’ (the script for weaving a carpet) while sitting at a loom, Masrat Bano, 21, and her sister, Fancy, expertly weave beautiful carpets. more

Meet The Solar Sisters

Rukmani Devi Katara, Maya Roat, Babli Devi… have many things in common; they live in remote villages in Rajasthan’s Dungarpur district, share a tribal heritage, have lived with extreme poverty for as long as they remember. more

Shangnaidar Shows How Disaster Management Is Done

Even recalling the lashing rain, which continued for days on end, followed by massive landslides, road cave-ins, a bridge collapse, and hundreds of crumbling homes, brings chilling fear back to her bones. more

Gathering Gender Data For Change

Current trajectories towards gender equality will not get us the world we want. more


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