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This Australian Man Is Fighting To Keep India’s Girls In Schools

Mark Balla's organisation We Can't Wait has already built over 100 toilets in several Nashik schools
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A brief visit to Mumbai’s Dharavi slum showed Australian businessman Mark Balla how a lack of toilets in schools was causing little girls to drop out. Since then, this Swachh Warrior has built over 100 toilets for girls in schools across Maharashtra
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Swachh Crusaders Honoured By Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Women’s Day

Banega Swachh India - Swachh Crusaders Honoured By Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Women’s Day
Swachh Warriors Women's Day Special 2017
Almost 300 million girls and women across the country lack access to toilets. But some of the swachh crusaders felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on International Women's Day have set an example for women across India to embrace the goals of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan - build toilets and make India open defecation free
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#WomenForSwachhIndia: Meet The Woman Who Cleaned Varanasi’s Filthy Ghats

#WomenInSwacch: Meet The Woman Who Cleaned Varanasi's Filthy Ghats
Swachh Warriors Women's Day Special 2017
Temsutula Imsong's personal dedication and social media savvy helped create momentum to clean-up six of Varanasi's filthiest ghats
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The ‘Waste Warrior’ Keeping India’s Top Tourist Spots Clean

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Jodie Underhill and her Waste Warriors have been instrumental in clearing garbage from some of Uttarakhand's best known tourist spots and are working hard towards a clean and garbage free India
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5 Women And Their Fight For Sanitation

Swachh Warriors Women's Day Special 2017
A number of women in India are taking innovative steps, such as using pocket money or mortgaging jewellery to build toilets and put forward the message of necessity of proper sanitation conditions for women
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For 3 Days This Pregnant Woman Dug A Hole Near Her House. All For A Toilet

For 3 Days This Pregnant Woman Dug A Hole Near Her House. All For A Toilet
Swachh Warriors Women's Day Special 2017
Almost half a billion Indians defecate in the open, out of which about 300 million women and girls in India have no access to the most basic thing – a toilet. Sushila Khurkute, who is 7 months pregnant decided to change this grim reality
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To Build 100 Toilets A Woman In Chhattisgarh Mortgages Her Jewellery

To Build 100 Toilets A Woman In Chhattisgarh Mortgages Her Jewellery
Swachh Warriors Women's Day Special 2017
8,582 villages in Chhattisgarh have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF). One such village is Sana. But the secret behind the success story of Sana is its woman Sarpanch, Kajal Roy. Jewellery might be a woman's best friend but Kajal did not hesitate to mortgage hers to build 100 toilets. After all, according to her, toilets are a matter of self-respect
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Is The Transgender-Led Swachh India Fight In Madhya Pradesh Failing?

Sanjana Singh was requested by the state government to spread awareness on sanitation.
Swachh Warriors Women's Day Special 2017
Sanjana Singh grabbed the limelight in 2015 when she campaigned extensively across villages of Madhya Pradesh to eradicate open defecation. A year later however, the campaign has mellowed down due to lack of funds and communication from the government bodies to Sanjana and her team
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Sanitary Pads With A Difference: How Project Baala Is Empowering Rural Women

Sanitary Pads With A Difference How Project Baala Is Empowering Rural Women
Swachh Warriors Women's Day Special 2017
23% of girls drop out of school when they start menstruating in India. Looking at this grim reality Soumya Dabriwal and Nitisha Sethia started Project Baala. Now around 4,000 women of 5 states across India have already started seeing a change in their lives
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Mumbai Women Claim Public Spaces With ‘Right To Pee’ Campaign

A few members of the Right to Pee campaign
Swachh Warriors Women's Day Special 2017
Even a bustling metropolis like Mumbai does not have enough public toilets for women. This brought the women in the city together to launch the ‘Right To Pee’ campaign, to get the BMC to acknowledge the problem and increase its budgets for gender sensitive public amenities
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