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The Story Post ODF: Tackling Waste

With almost 90% of the gram panchayats in Chhattisgarh declared as open defecation free (ODF) in the recent past, the state is experiencing a paradigm shift in rural sanitation...

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Meena’s journey
from veil to victory

Meena Paliwal is the Sarpanch of Bakheda Kurmi village in Ichhwar block. She exudes a calm confidence. As the only woman Sarpanch in Sehore, Madhya Pradesh, she enthusiastically leads initiatives for its betterment and...

Drums, Yellow Sarees & Flowers
Drums, Yellow Sarees & Flowers

The feisty women of Jahangirpura village in Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh decided it was time to gang up and wear yellow sarees to collectively drive home the point that open defecation near the village pond had to stop.

Fighting Menstruation Myths
Fighting Menstruation Myths

Correct information and open communication have helped eliminate myths and misconceptions around menstruation for adolescent girls at Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya in Mahoba district of Uttar Pradesh...

When Revathi turned the tables on menstruation
When Revathi turned the tables on menstruation

To break the culture of silence around menstruation compounded by age old taboos, the Government of Madhya Pradesh launched the Udita Project in 2015...

The Power of Persistence
The Power of Persistence

For 64-year-old, Gayatri Pawar from Amar Colony slum in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, the most important task of the day was to fill water from a source two kilometres away. The burden of carrying heavy buckets...

Mamata’s journey to a dignified life!
Mamata’s journey to a dignified life!

Seventeen year old Mamata Sahoo’s life in Motto village in Chandbali block of Bhadrak district in Odisha was unlike other teenagers of her age...

Common Problem, Uncommon Solution
Common Problem, Uncommon Solution

A village in the interiors of Raichur district of Karnataka comes up with an innovative idea to become open defecation free...

A mother’s concern for long term safety of her daughters
A mother’s concern for long term safety of her daughters

A mother of three daughters, Sangi Shyamala got a toilet constructed in her house in order to ensure safety and dignity for them, but missed out on the right...

A world of a difference between two births
A world of a difference between two births

In a remote village in Sehore District of Madhya Pradesh, a Community Health Centre makes substantial improvements in infrastructure, services, cleanliness and hygiene...

The WinS of teacher-student collaboration
The WinS of teacher-student collaboration

Bagadhar Utkramit Madhya School, located in the interiors of Ranishwar block, 53 kilometres away from Dumka District Headquarters in Jharkhand is experiencing a change that was unimaginable...

The Story Post ODF: Tackling Waste
The doctor who decided it was time...

Not all doctors walk the extra mile to improve health care systems, but one doctor in the tribal dominated district of Baswada in Telanga did...

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  • Big little heroes lead by example
  • Breaking taboos Building confidence
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  • Raichur rising: Big-little
    heroes lead by example

    Their tiny hands give no indication of their resolve to free themselves and their community from the clutches of disease. These children are leading the change by championing handwashing.

  • Breaking taboos. Building confidence.

    To break the culture of silence around menstruation compounded by age old taboos, the Government of Madhya Pradesh launched the Udita Project in 2015 to raise awareness about...