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Priyanka Fights for Her Rights, Emerges as a Role Model for her Community

Priyanka Fights for Her Rights, Emerges as a Role Model for her Community

Nineteen year old, Priyanka has evolved from being shy and docile to a confident and assertive girl. Hailing from rural Odisha, she is determined to something good for her parents and siblings after completing her schooling.

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This Teenager Battled the Odds to Help Herself and the Community Around Her

This Teenager Battled the Odds to Help Herself and the Community Around Her

Open drains, electrical wires hanging carelessly, dirty and unhygienic community toilets all this makes Broad Street slum in Kolkata the worst place to live. Adverse economic conditions, early demise of her father and a small income of 4000 forced Bushara and her mother to live in a one room accommodation with her aunt and aunt’s children. In all these were nine members in the family.
 

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Satya’s Journey From Pregnancy to Post-Pregnancy Care: Helping Young Mothers

Satya’s Journey From Pregnancy to Post-Pregnancy Care: Helping Young Mothers

Attending Save the Children’s mother’s meeting is a Saturday afternoon ritual for Satya and her daughter Pooja. These meetings hold a lot of importance for the mother-daughter duo as it has helped Satya during her pregnancy – the diet she should have, the supplements, etc and now after Pooja’s birth Satya is being advised on the best diet and practices to be following during lactating period.
 

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Ensuring Safe and Healthy Pregnancy for Young Mothers like Shelja

Ensuring Safe and Healthy Pregnancy for Young Mothers like Shelja

Pregnancy is by far the most beautiful experience for any women. It is extremely important for the women to receive proper care during this time so as to ensure that the child born is fit and healthy. Shelja from Rajghatta, Rural Bangalore got married as soon as she turned 18. A month into the marriage, she conceived and was pregnant with her first child, a daughter. Young and naïve, Shelja had no clue about the special care that a women needs to take during this period.

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Combatting the Menace of Child Marriage and Striving for Child Rights: Rumi’s Story

Combatting the Menace of Child Marriage and Striving for Child Rights: Rumi’s Story

Rumi Kumari, a student of Kastuba Gandhi Balika Vidyalay (KGBV), Burmu, is all set to appear for her Board Examination for Class-XII.  Being a child of a bonded labour, life has not ushered in smooth roads for her. Sixth among eight of her siblings, her father was a bounded labour. In a bid to improve the economic conditions at home, Rumi’s parents had sent her to Patna to work as a domestic help. She was only 9-10 years old that time. From Patna she was trafficked to some other city. Her parents had sent her through some recruiting agent. Somehow she managed to come back from that life of ‘domestic help’, to her village.

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