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COVID Concerns To Sexual Harassment: The Value Of Water For India’s Most Marginalised Women

March 22 is observed as World Water Day across the globe, as people reflect on the value of water in their lives, and prepare strategies for water to be accessible to one and all. The water crisis in India has … Continue reading

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Our work during COVID pandemic: An e-newsletter

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Domestic Worker and community leader Sarita applies a gender lens to COVID-19

Name: Sarita Age: 35 Location: Gurgaon Originally from Bihar, domestic worker Sarita now lives in an informal settlement in Gurgaon, flanked on both sides by high-rises. “I have lost work at one of the houses there, because I refused to go … Continue reading

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Are we invisible? Domestic Worker Anjuman Bibi asks, in light of lockdown

Name: Anjuman Bibi Age: 24 years Location: Gurgaon, Haryana   Anjuman Bibi reports from Gurgaon: I am originally from West Bengal but I live in Gurgaon, where I work as a domestic worker and live with my three children (two … Continue reading

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Gulista throws a light on the quarantine’s toll on girls

Name: Gulista Age: 15 years Standard: IX Residence: Dwarka Sector 15 Gulista misses going to school more than anything else. “It’s the only place in the world where I could be myself, no questions asked, even if it’s just for … Continue reading

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Woman Sarpanch Sunita reports on combatting COVID as a community

Name: Sunita Age: 32 years Village: Manana, Panipat (Haryana) Population: >10,000   Sunita reports from Manana: The epidemic is slowly getting out of hand. As a concerned citizen, the Sarpanch of my village, and a mother to two young children, … Continue reading

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Domestic Worker Ruhima Bibi reports from Burdwan about her COVID challenges

Name: Ruhima Bibi Age: 30 years Village: Ishna, Burdwan District, West Bengal   Ruhima Bibi, a Domestic Worker from Gurgaon, had returned to her village after her husband was taken ill last year. She was due to return from her … Continue reading

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Bent but not broken: How rural India copes with COVID

Our KBC youth leader Ashraf reports. Name: Ashraf Khan Age: 14 years Village: Namunda, Panipat (Haryana) School: Government Senior Secondary School In a matter of two weeks, the global scourge wreaked by Coronavirus Disease or SARS-COV-2 has exposed the socio-economic fault lines that dictate … Continue reading

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