25 August 2017 Sustainable Livelihood
Baghdohdha village, home to Pahari Korwa families is one such village which lacks access to basic facilities like roads, drinking water, electricity and public healthcare amenities. Pahari Korwa’s are Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) who lacks awareness about their rights and entitlements and also how to access them.
2 June 2017 Urban Poverty
Mujhse mere ghar wale kehne lage hai ki tum to bilkul neta ho gayi ho, to maine bhi bol diya ki haan neta hi ho gayi hu. Dekho hum sab aurato ne milkar handpump sahi karvaya ki nahi. (My family has started telling me that you have become a leader. And I tell them that I have indeed become a leader as our women group members have successfully solved the water problem by facilitating the repair of the hand pump.
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.