8 July 2016 Sustainable Livelihood
Duars Alternative Medical Research Institute (DAMRI), our partner organization based in Alipurduar, West Bengal began working in Shalboni & Surendranagar area of the Red Bank Closed Tea Garden in April 2015. The purpose was to help the unorganized sector workers of closed tea gardens to access their entitlements and help them in increasing their income. Community based organizations were formed to support the tea garden workers to participate in local governance, to raise, represent and redress critical issues from the ground through joint action.
1 July 2016 Gender Programmes
The pressure of living up to a certain prescribed role of masculinity has hit the family unit the hardest. The role of fathers has been traditionally pictured as the strict disciplinarian, the tough guy, chief decision maker and the provider whereas the mother is supposed to be the ideal homemaker and the primary caregiver.