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Meet the woman whom every acid attack victim in Odisha depends upon  ​

After surviving a brutal acid attack, Pramodini Roul is now working towards improving the condition of other survivors in her state 

Published on 8th March 2019
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How experienced experts at Dirty Feet have been giving urban kids a crash course in understanding rural India

Dirty Feet conducts trips for young children, taking them across rural Telangana to expose them to the lifestyle and craftsmanship of rural folk. This leaves students in complete awe

Published on 6th February 2019
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IGNOU profs will now teach 10 acid attack survivors at Sheroes Hangout, help them get diplomas ​

Sheroes' Hangout is a cafe that is run by acid attack survivors. Of the 13 employees in its Lucknow branch, 10 of them are enrolled for the course

Published on 10th January 2019
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Surviving the Tsunami: Why Nagapattinam's survivors will never leave their town - or their ocean

On the 14th anniversary of the Indian Ocean earthquake that caused that horrific tsunami, we visit the historic coastal town to find out how the survivors had moved on - if they even had

Published on 26th December 2018
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Chuppi Tod app launched in Bihar against child marriage, sexual harassment

Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, the first openly gay prince in India, also lauded the Chuppi Tod strategy and said that he missed the much needed safe space being provided

Published on 19th December 2018
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Manoj Kumar, who died in the IISc blast was setting up a cylinder, says a blast survivor

While the injured engineer trio is on the road to recovery, the investigating officers record statements of the survivors

Published on 12th December 2018
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Disability Day: 5 Instagram accounts of diffabled peeps you need to follow!

This International Day of Persons with Disability, we pick five Instagrammers for you who are beating their disability with their posts

Published on 3rd December 2018
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HIV can't decide my life's path: Going from helplessness to a life of meaning

One day as he was roaming the streets of Mumbai in search of a better consult, a poster caught his eye — total herbal cure for HIV and AIDS. Nine months passed and nothing happened

Published on 1st December 2018
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I have HIV and I am not ashamed: How a woman from Jalpaiguri went from a victim to a beacon of hope

Being shy about your disease is the worst thing you can do to yourself. Not only will it give you the inferiority complex that you do not deserve, but it can also cause physical harm at times

Published on 1st December 2018
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This sexual abuse survivor from Kerala is petitioning the government to include 'Personal Safety Education' in schools

Mariam Rauf is petitioning the government of Kerala to include mandatory personal safety lessons in school 

Published on 28th November 2018
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Dancing her way out of fear: Born in Kolkata's red-light area, Uma Das fought back to become a dance teacher

Uma Das joined Apne Aap Women Worldwide, a charitable trust. Apne Aap was founded by 22 women from Mumbai's red light district, with a vision of a world where no woman could be bought or sold

Published on 22nd October 2018
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#MeToo: Here's how you deal with the trauma and demons of sexual harassment

This World Mental Health Day, we look at the trauma faced by young women who deal with sexual harassment and an expert tells you how to deal with it

Published on 10th October 2018
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Have we matured as a society to accept acid attack survivors? Laxmi Agarwal's case says no

Acid Attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal is now homeless and unemployed. As she is striving to meet two ends meet, we explore a few biases of the society
 

Published on 26th September 2018
Career path for marginalized people

This Kolkata-based organisation is helping marginalised youth including victims of trafficking find a career path

Enrolled candidates are led through a process of blended learning, mentoring using innovative methods of teaching and it's also assured that they get placed and perform well at their job

Published on 4th October 2018
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How Kolkata NGO Sanlaap is ensuring girls saved from prostitution are rehabilitated with great jobs

This Kolkata NGO has rescued and rehabilitated over 10,000 girls from at-risk situations, ensuring they all have good jobs and a place to call their own 

Published on 26th September 2018

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