- UP village empowers HIV+ women to fight her case
Dec 10, 2010
Tuksar village in UP didn’t outcast Praveen Devi for the misfortune of contracting HIV+. Rather the village set a unique example of empowering her by electing to the block level so that she can battle the hospital whose negligence caused her disease.
[HIV] [India] [Disease] [South Asia] [AIDS] [Panchayat]
- Maternal health in India: Betting big on midwives, ANMs
Apr 13, 2015
According to a top Indian health official citizen participation is the key to reducing maternal mortality rate in the country.
[South Asia] [Child protection] [SDGs] [Healthcare] [India] [Child mortality rate] [Panchayat]
- Indian Panchayats to have broadband connectivity by 2012
Mar 01, 2011
The government of India, to ensure financial and electronic empowerment of its machineries, has decided to equip every panchayat in the country with high speed broadband internet access by 2012. The step recognises ICT as an important tool to ensure quality and transparency in process of development
[India] [Governance] [Internet] [South Asia] [Panchayat] [ICT]
- Mobile phone ban for unmarried women
Dec 03, 2010
Women in rural India are being subjected to yet another form of discrimination. The panchayat of Lank village in the populous state of Uttar Pradesh has imposed a ban on mobile phone use for unmarried women. Mobile phones are considered instrumental in arranging forbidden marriages.
[Discrimination] [India] [Mobile phones] [Gender] [South Asia] [Panchayat]