Bridging urban-rural divide

Cooperative initiatives that involve urban and rural people to solve problems of villages as well as cities, help to bridge the rural-urban divide

With Sickle and Stick They Saved a Forest

A story of transformation of village women into an unwavering collective which can stand for its rights and for values they cherish.

In the words of Sunita Kashyap: “We believe in trade, not aid”

Demand for reduced taxes on trading for women’s collectives to help them effectively participate in value chains and get income security.

Poor Women Craft Their Destiny

A compelling and inspiring story of resolute perseverance, of the power of the human spirit, and of the dignity of people struggling to escape pove...

Women in Gir stand up for dignity of widows

Sorath Mahila Vikas Mandali’s journey conveys how the collective power of women can bring about progressive change and transform lives.

Maharashtra seed mother pioneers conservation of native varieties

She supplies farmers with seedlings of native crops, encouraging them to switch to native varieties.

Village women clean only freshwater lake in Odisha, revive tourism

Under the Cloth for Work initiative steered by Goonj, 30 women from Malabiharpur village took up the task of cleaning 2,000 sq ft area of the lake.

India Biodiversity Award 2016 won by GMCL

Gram Mooligai Co. Ltd. of M.P. involves local communities in developing medicinal plant products and markets, aimed at sustainable use and equity.

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