How Renu Kumari fought child marriage in rural Jharkand to follow her dreams

Nearly 40% of 17-year old Renu Kumari’s home state Jharkhand lives below the poverty line. Economic hardship drives parents to marry their daughters as children, believing marriage is the endgame anyway  and doing so early means one less mouth to feed.

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Giridih girls shine at football through tdh supported Equal Opportunities to Play

Discrimination against the girl child occurs in every strata of society – rich or poor – but is more visible in poverty stricken families. A girl is frequently force-fitted into a culturally defined role, be it at home or outside.

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Women leaders transform Chinnathurai into a model coastal village

Thanks to 65-year old Delby and her team of 9 energetic women from the fishing community of Chinnathurai, this small coastal settlement in Kanyakumari today is a model village in waste management.

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Gaurishriram mothers build a better future for their children

Vinda Devi, Gurbina Devi and many Musahar women are resolutely fighting the living conditions faced by their marginalised community in the remote village of Gaurishriram, UP, which lacks even basic facilities like housing, water or sanitation.

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Two young men and a plate of fish transform a village

Despite poverty and hunger being constant companions, childhood friends Suresh and Shanker, two educated youth of village Karaundi in Umariya district, refused to let disillusionment and dejection overwhelm them.

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Children of Almora rejuvenate river Ramganga

As the clean and sparkling Ramganga flows by the banks of Chaukhutiya block in Almora district, Uttarakhand, it reflects the passion and enthusiasm of the local children and youth who restored the river from the clutches of pollution.

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