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Watch The Bandhavi Story: An Initiative To Help The Daughters of Devadasis

Bandhavi is an initiative by the Bangalore-based organization Visthar. Bandhavi is Visthar’s initiative for girls who are at risk of being dedicated as devadasis. Currently 100+ girls hailing from villages in North Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh participate in a residential school program that enables them to grow as individuals, as well as build a community that lives in love, respect, trust and friendship. Affirming the rights of the girl child to health, education and an abuse-free life, Bandhavi provides for the children a holistic environment where they can reclaim their childhood, freedom and dignity.

Watch The Bandhavi Story

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A woman who can smile after being on a fast for more than 500 weeks, for a cause bigger than herself, deserves the deepest respect and admiration!

The Life And Times of The World’s Longest Hunger Striker – Irom Sharmila

Shushma Bhadu, 35, is one of those progressive women from rural Haryana who has chosen her own future by entering public life. Elected in 2010 as the sarpanch of the Dhani Miyan Gram Panchayat in Fatehabad district, she has proven to be a true revolutionary. (Credit: Bula Devi\WFS)

Women In Politics – These Unsung Heroines Are Bringing About Change At The Grassroot Level