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Fighting for Chilika

By Aditya Malaviya

For years Maghi Mantri of Panda Pokhari on Chilika Lake watched as local fishermen were squeezed into smaller and smaller spaces by unscrupulous politicians, non-traditional fishermen and illegal shrimp and prawn traders. In 1992 she set up two self-help groups and began to mobilise the local village women

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Chitamma: Nari shakti

By Aditya Malaviya

Chitamma is the driving force behind Samudram, a federation of fisherpeople in 21 coastal blocks of Orissa that trains women to be economically independent and demands entitlements to education, public health, PDS and water

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Keeping craft traditions alive

By Lalitha Sridhar

An interview with Sally Holkar, the woman behind Women Weave, a voluntary organisation that seeks to address the concerns of women weavers in India

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