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Women’s Day Special 2017

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
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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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Bengaluru’s Sanitation Workers Fight For Their Rights This Women’s Day

The 19,000 strong female sanitation workforce of Bangalore has called for a strike on 8th March.
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On International Women’s Day, Powrakarmikas, the female workforce of sanitation workers in Bengaluru are going on a strike to demand rightful wages, better work conditions and an end to caste and gender based discrimination they are subjected to
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#WomenForSwachhIndia: Meet The Woman Who Cleaned Varanasi’s Filthy Ghats

#WomenInSwacch: Meet The Woman Who Cleaned Varanasi's Filthy Ghats
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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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40 Steps To A Toilet, Yet She Defecates In The Open

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30-year-old Santara Devi has access to 2 mobile toilets and 1 community toilet both of which are 40-steps away from her, but she still prefers to walk further and defecate in the open. This is her story
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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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Women Self-Help Groups To Be Felicitated Under Swachh Bharat Mission

Women Self-Help Groups To Be Felicitated Under Swachh Bharat Mission
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Swachh Bharat Mission has been an inclusive model of cleanliness where people from every strata of the society have come forward to contribute their bit in this massive cleanliness drive
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5 Women And Their Fight For Sanitation

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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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Phogat Sisters Roped In As Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Mascots

Phogat Sisters Roped In As Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Mascots
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With the ‘Ho Jaye Do Do Haath’ campaign, Phogat sisters- Geeta and Babita will spread the message of cleanliness and sanitation under the Swachh Bharat Mission
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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
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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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Why ‘Swachh India’ Is The Biggest Women’s Movement At The Moment

Women in India are displaying boldness and courage to act on sanitation issues.
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About 300 million women in India do not have access to toilets and defecate in the open. A study showed that women who use open defecation sites are twice as likely to be sexually assaulted. It is against this backdrop that the Swachh Bharat Mission assumes greater relevance, bringing in its scope issues of women’s safety, their access to higher education, even challenging the caste system
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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
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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.
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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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Employment, Education, Empowerment: The Ragpickers’ Collective Changing Women’s Lives

Employment, Education, Empowerment The Rag-Pickers Collective Changing Women’s Lives
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With a poor technique of waste composition there is a rise in landfills and contaminated land in Indian cities. Municipalities are struggling to effectively handle the waste due to lack of expertise, man force and technical know-how. Find out how this rag picker’s organization is aiding the Pune Municipality and driving out waste
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Women Sarpanches Across Haryana Come Together For Week-Long ‘Swachh’ Event

Women Sarpanches Across Haryana Come Together For Week-Long ‘Swachh’ Event
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About 1500 women sarpanches from across Haryana will be participating in a week-long event on cleanliness and sanitation in Gurugram from 1st March onwards
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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
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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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