Mayadevi Sorte

Mayadevi Sorte is a 39 year old woman from Scheduled caste community from Wadawal village in Latur District of Maharashtra. Latur district is located in Marathwada region, one of the most…

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Maitreyaratna

Dhammachari Maitreyaratna is one of the founders of Kalingamitra Trust, an NGO committed to social development work in Bolangir district of, Odisha, employing Buddhist principles of non-violence and self-sufficiency. The Organisation’s…

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Nirmala Vasave

Nirmala Vasave is a young Adivasi woman hailing from the Adivasi belt of Akkalkuva block of Nandurbar District. Nandurbar is located in North eastern part of Maharashtra. She comes from this…

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Punjaji Khandare

Punjaji Khandare became Advocate of the Phule-Shahu-Ambedkarite philosophy at a very young age.  In 1990 PS (Popular by this name amongst his close friends) made very strong connection with “ Maharashtra…

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Rajeshri Kale

Rajeshri Kale is 29 years old and hails from Pardhi community living at Datta Nagar, Pune. In 1952, the tribe was denotified as “criminal” and named as a nomadic tribe. However this has not…

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Sanju Kamble

Sanju Kamble teaches in a Government school, and simultaneously devotes a lot of his time in giving back to society in other ways too. He hails from Solapur district, and like…

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Shantatai Yevatikar

Shantatai Yevatikar is 56 years old, born in a Dalit family in Nanded district of Maharashtra. She has worked under the State Employment Guarantee Scheme (SEGS), during which she got involved…

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Shivaji Ghule

Shivaji Ghule is a social activist from the so-called Dalit atrocity prone area in the economically underdeveloped Parbhani district of Marathwada region.  He first came to Manuski in 2013 for training…

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Sunita Bhosale

Sunita Bhosale hails from the Pardhi Community. She has two siblings and a mother. At the age of 22, Sunita’s mother was beaten up severely with a stone by Sunita’s father,…

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WFA Report December 2019

Objectives To meet and collect stories of women facing health issues. Visited Maio (small block with few settlements), Villages: Avoipur, Jyotsnapur. Experience The situation, the respondents are facing of no…

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