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Mallika Rao Bedi takes charge as regional director-HR

Mallika Rao Bedi has been appointed as the new regional director-HR, Hilton and will now contribute to the American hotel chain’s expansion in India. After graduating from Mangalore University, Bedi had been working at the Oberoi Group of Hotels for 23 years. She will focus on driving best .....

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IAS Sheroes: T.V. Anupama and K. Vasuki

T.V. Anupama, district collector in-charge of Thrissur and K. Vasuki, of Thiruvananthapuram are being praised on social media for their proficient handling of the flood situation. T.V.Anupama took on the Bar Association while regularly posting updates through official FB accounts and coordinating.....

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All women crew of INSV Tarini gets Nao Sena-Gallantary award

The six women crew members of Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini have been conferred Nao Sena- Gallantary award for their brave attempt to circumnavigate the globe. President has approved Sena medal for them. Their mission on board INSV Tarini was adventurous as they often had to fight with the d.....

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Parisa braves to click match banned for women in Iran

Parisa Pourtaherian, an Iranian female photographer, who braved to have her camera covered the moments of national football league. Women are banned from entering stadiums to watch matches played by men Iran. During a match, she climbed up on a nearby rooftop to cover it anyway, making her the fi.....

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Exploring unconventional careers: Kolkata’s women drivers

Helped by NGOs Azad Foundation and Sakha Consulting Wings, three women drivers earn their living in Kolkata. Economic constraints drew Manushi Mridha, Shila Nandi and Anjali Haldar, in their 30’s, to become professional drivers. Over 50 underprivileged women between 18 and 35 are being trai.....

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Exploring new careers: Indian seismologist Kushala Rajendran

Raised in an orthodox family that didn’t prefer daughters to study, Dr. Kushala Rajendran fought all odds to complete MTech in geophysics from IIT Rourkee, the only woman in her batch. Winner of the national award for Woman Scientist and Krishnan Memorial gold medal, the seismologist helped.....

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24-yr old Marina becomes first woman at helm of US infantry

The 24-year old Marina Hierl is fortunate to become the first ever woman Lieutenant to lead an infantry platoon of 35 male soldiers in the US marines. She was promoted to the post after passing through the force’s tough 13 week infantry officer course. “I wanted to be part of a group .....

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Jabna Chauhan, the youngest Pradhan of India

Jabna Chauhan, 22, is the youngest Sarpanch of India. Being a farmer’s daughter from Thajun village in HP, she worked as a reporter to fund her higher studies. She is now the Best Pradhan at district level. She tackles issues like alcoholism, waste management, road repair and street lightin.....

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Former First Lady Cherie Blair leads change

Influencer Cherie Blair emphasizes that leadership skills can be developed and exhorts women to be confident. She supports women earning money and freedom through entrepreneurship. The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women has been helping women build small businesses in developing and emerging marke.....

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Journalist in Madhya Pradesh fights off stalkers

A journalist from a news channel in Madhya Pradesh was harassed by 2 bikers when she was leaving her office on Saturday night. They followed her when she was riding her scooter. She stopped her vehicle and confronted one of them hoping by-standers will come to her help, but in vain. She thrashed .....

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Gauri Khan – A Celebrity turned Entrepreneur

Gauri Khan is the celebrity wife of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan. In the last few years, she has proved herself to be a multi-talented personality by taking up fashion designing and interior designing, and even starting her own design houses and brand. She is also a successful movie producer and.....

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Fearless school girl dives into pond to save a drowning kid

Rumpa Pramanik, a student of class 11, happened to notice through the window of her classroom, a toddler falling into a pond. She sprinted out of her classroom, and without thinking twice, jumped into the pond, and saved the drowning toddler, who was later resuscitated. She has been applauded for.....

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Conventionally uneducated but a genius in art: Shakila Sheik

Shakila Sheikh is a renowned artist whose works are sold globally. She has come a long way from being raised by a single mother, sleeping on pavements of Kolkata and early marriage to a man 15 years older at the age of 12. Her natural talent and kindness of Baldev Raj Panesar, a retired governmen.....

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Cabin crew’s daughter pilots her retreat flight

Pooja Chinchankar retired on Tue as a cabin crew member after 38 years of service in Air India.  Her last flight to Mumbai-Bangalore was made special by her daughter Ashrrita flying it. Ashrrita completed her pilot training from Canada and joined Air India in spite of receiving better offers.....

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Gift your precious one a unique name inspired by Greek myths

Everyone wants to gift their bundle of joy a unique name that will create their own identity in the world. Be inspired by Greek legends. Check out names like Selene that refers to the moon goddess, or the unusual name Zeno that is a variation of Zenon. Leda is also a popular choice. Moira, Harmon.....

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Sunita Khatri: an Indian Chef for Japanese Consul-General

Sunita Khatri from Darjeeling is fortunate to be the second Indian national to be a chef for consul-general of Japan. The Consul-General of Japan in Bengaluru, Takayuki Kitagawa said he was surprised at an Indian cooking ‘outstanding’ Japanese food at Deputy Consul General’s hou.....

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A 270 percent rise in maternal care for tribal women

Pramela is an Auxiliary Nurse Midwife in the Araku district of Vishakhapatnam. She hikes large distances to meet women. She helps many women to get critical medical help and also saved their lives. She was trained by Piramal Swasthya, a unit of Piramal foundation. She along with other workers hav.....

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Fortune names 40 influential business people below 40 years

Four people of Indian origin, including three women, have been named by Fortune among 40  most influential and inspiring young people in business under the age of 40.  CFO of General Motors, Dhivya Suryadevara, is ranked fourth while CEO of Vimeo, Anjali Sud is placed at 14th place. Bai.....

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Justice Tahira Safdar becomes first woman CJ of HC in Pak

Pakistan’s Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has nominated Justice Tahira Safdar as the Chief Justice of the Balochistan High Court, for the first time ever a woman justice nominated to the post. She made history in 1982 when she became the first woman civil judge in Balochistan. Announcing he.....

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Homemakers win award for mushroom farming

Rinku Devi and Vinita Kumari from Banka district have won the Jagjivan Ram Abhinav Kisan Navachar Puraskar for innovative farming. The cash award of 50,000 INR was sponsored by ICAR. The duo began farming mushrooms for livelihood after a 5-day training from Krishi Vighyan Kendra. The produce they.....

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Sallie Krawcheck: Bridging gender investing gap for women

When Sallie Krawcheck was fired for the second time she decided she was done with Wall Street. The former head of Citi and Merrill Lynch's wealth management divisions decided to start a business aimed at addressing the gender investment gap. In 2016, Krawcheck launched Ellevest, a digital inv.....

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Nari Gunjan: Providing a voice for the voiceless

A Malayali woman transcended language and class barriers and brought the light of education to the severely oppressed Musahars in Bihar. Padma Shri Sudha Verghese has been fighting caste discrimination since 1987. Her NGO Nari Gunjan has been empowering Dalit women, making them aware of their rig.....

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CAPE: A novel therapy

Dr. Ramya Mohan, a psychiatrist and trained musician, has created a music-based, self-guided therapeutic technique ‘CAPE: Creative Arts for Processing Emotions’ in collaboration with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, musicians and linguists. It uses eastern and western music to support emotiona.....

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Tarini women crew may get gallantry award for Globetrotting

India’s all women naval crew of sailing vessel Tarini is likely to be conferred with a gallantry award on Independence Day for creating history by circumnavigating the globe in 254-days. The women are likely to be awarded the Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry) for their achievement after the propos.....

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Getting rid of cystic acne

Daley Quinn reports her successful fight against acne with the help of Skin Salvation, a clinic that treats acne through skincare and lifestyle changes. The clinic’s aesthetician, Kimberly Yap Tan recommended cutting out dairy products. Quinn also started using products with non-comedogenic.....

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A shining example to emulate: DCP Aslam Khan

IPS officer DCP Aslam Khan has been sharing half her salary with the family of a truck driver, Sardaar Maan Singh, who was killed by robbers on the highway. The traumatized family who were clueless about their future were offered financial assistance by the DCP. She also supports them emotionally.....

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Sathyasri Sharmila is India’s First Transgender Lawyer

Sathyasri Sharmila from Tamil Nadu became India’s first transgender lawyer, as she formally enrolled herself with the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. She took the oath in the presence of Justice P N Prakash. Born as Udhayakumar, she overcame the hurdles to complete a degree in law.....

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This Manipuri girl is an Ambassador of a Unique Sport

Longboarding is a sport which uses a longer board offering greater stability unlike skateboarding. The sport was introduced in India in 2012 by the Longboard Crew India (LCI). Basica Salam is a Manipuri woman who promotes the sport in India as a representative of the Longboard Girls Crew (LGC), e.....

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Seema Nanda to head operations of US’ Democratic Committee

The Democratic National Committee, the top decision making body of the Democratic Party in the US, nominated Seema Nanda to head its operations. She is the first Indian American to be named to the post. DNC chair Tom Perez said in a statement said, “I’m beyond excited that Seema is br.....

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Black women-based lipsticks

Melissa Butler, founder and CEO of Lip Bar, was a Wall Street Financial analyst who pitched her vegan, cruelty-free lipstick on ABC’s Shark Tank and 3 years later it’s a hal-million dollar company with their products found in 144 Target stores. It took her countless nights of testing .....

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The progressive star of Democrats

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old defeated 10-term Congressman Joseph Crowley in the House of Representatives. Her win in the New York primary is being touted as one of the most shocking upsets in recent US political history. She describes herself as an educator, organizer and working-cla.....

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Clare Smyth given the best female chef award

Clare Smyth, a Northern Irish chef who catered for the Harry-Meghan wedding has been named the World’s Best Female Chef. She was given the award at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants gala in Spain. She said she would love to see more women shine in this profession. She was the first fema.....

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Meet the doyenne of cosmetics: Shahnaz Hussain

Born into a family of legal luminaries and married at 15, a thirst for knowledge led Shahnaz Hussain to seek training from 8 prestigious international institutions. After studying abroad, she chose Ayurveda to create her line of safe cosmetics. She points out that beauty is about intelligence, he.....

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Meet Nihari, burn survivor turned burn-victim saviour

Nihari Mandli doused herself in flames 8 years ago unable to bear the harassment from an abusive husband. Luckily, Nihari survived with 90% burns. She has started an NGO ‘Burn Survivor Mission Saviour Trust’ to support other burn attack victims. It provides free treatment and empowers.....

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Tea-seller’s daughter get full scholarship to top US college

Sudeeksha Bhati, a tea-seller’s daughter, scored 98% in her Class XII exams topping her district. She received a full scholarship of Rs. 3.83Cr to study entrepreneurship at Babson College in Massachusetts, USA. She is a student of Shiv Nadar Foundation’s VidyaGyan school, academy for .....

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46-year-old US woman fights off rabid bobcat with bare hands

It was her brave heart decision to say that “I was not going to die today” that kept the 46 year old DeDe Phillips alive when a bobcat attacked her. She said she grabbed the cat by its throat and didn’t let it go. Since her five-year-old granddaughter was in the house, she afrai.....

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A chapter in class 10 textbook dedicated to Rekha Mishra

The life of RPF sub-inspector Rekha Mishra is now being taught in class 10 Marathi textbook. What she did and is doing for receiving this honour is a mission to rescue unsupervised children. She and her team started their mission in 2016 and have rescued over 400 wandering children till date from.....

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Astronaut Peggy Whitson retires from NASA

Astronaut Peggy Whitson was the first woman to command the International Space Station retires from NASA. She held the position twice and is the oldest woman ever to fly in space her last flight being 2017. NASA Chief Jim Bridenstine described her as a role model for others. She is known for her .....

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Chennai born Dhivya Suryadevara nominated as GM’s CFO

The 39 old Chennai-born Dhivya Suryadevara, has been nominated as the Chief Finance Officer of the US’ largest car maker, General Motors. She has been company’s vice president of corporate finance since 2017. Mary Barra is the CEO of the GM since 2014. Barra and Suryadevara are the fi.....

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Kasibhatta carries youngest woman engineer label at 16

Kasibhatta Samhitha is 16 years old, but carries the label of Telangana's youngest woman engineer. She was brilliant enough to clear her Class X at the age of 10. Her parents say she amazed them by correctly naming capitals of all countries across the globe at the age of 3. She says she conce.....

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Bringing smiles to lesser fortunate souls

Dr. Geetanjali Chopra used to visit a school for visually impaired children as a child, to celebrate special occasions. A question by one of the children tugged at her heart leading her to start an NGO, Wishes and Blessings in 2014 that inspires and empowers dreams. Her organisation helps bridge .....

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Single woman’s mission to tackle plastic pollution

29-year-old Cal Major is on a mission to highlight the plastic pollution issue by paddleboarding to pick up as much plastic as possible. She plans to cover 1000 miles in 4 months as a protest about the excessive plastic wastes in the seas. She plans to take the Bristol Channel along rivers and ca.....

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Female cop praised for breastfeeding abandoned baby

A police woman from Karnataka has shown that nothing could stop a mother, even the uniform, to feed a baby when hear the cries. Archana, a police woman, is being praised for breast feeding an abandoned newborn possibly saving his life. She said she recently gave birth to a son and felt connected .....

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Blindness is not an obstacle for Pranjal Patil to become IAS

Pranjal Patil has joined as the assistant collector of Ernakulum district in Kerala. The 30-year woman, who lost her eyesight at the age of six, strived to cross many obstacles to become an IAS officer. Patil, who sees philosopher Daisaku Ikeda and Stephen Hawking as her role models, believes tha.....

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Parubai’s path from waste picker to award films

Black and White Marathi actor 78-year-old Parubai's  work was widely appreciated at Berlinale 2015, IFFI and also won 4 awards at MIFF. But Parubai is a waste picker at Pune’s Film Institute. She used to sift through waste for glass etc. to be sold as scrap. She picked up acting roles in stude.....

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Down Syndrome girl starts her own company

Emma Sykes, a 22YO New Zealand native, started her own business selling candles. She has Down Syndrome and cannot speak. She made her hobby of making candles into a business of her own called ‘Downlights’, giving her condition a nod. She creates beautiful scented soy-based candles for.....

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Harassed differently-abled girl tops CBSE 10th Boards

Anushka Panda, a differently-abled school student from Gurgaon, tops CBSE 10th Boards with a whopping 489 marks out of 500 and 97.8% in the differently-abled category. She was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a genetic disease affects the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord affecting the abili.....

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She went from ‘Brain Dead’ to being a Paralympic Gold Winner

Victoria Arlen was extremely active in sports and dance until she contracted 2 rare illnesses that left her in a coma for nearly 4 years. After waking up, she learnt to lead normal life, re-learning to talk, move and eat. She overcame all this and went on to win a gold medal and 3 silver medals a.....

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Victory above all odds: Jebin Kousar

No obstacle is too high for 17 year-old Jebin Kousar from the Mujrahar, Assam scored First Division in the Matriculation exam under the Assam Board. The daughter of an autorickshaw driver and a homemaker, she uses her feet to write as she was born without hands. An inspiration to all, she wishes .....

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Porter No 15 will tell railways' first woman coolie’s story

Manju Devi, crossing many hurdles, has gained the porter license No 15 to become the first woman in the male dominated railway porter world. Encouraged by her mother after losing her husband, she took this demanding task to feed her 3 teenage children. She can be seen at Jaipur Railway Station we.....

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Home-makers do not get the respect they deserve

A UN survey suggests that women do 2.5 times more household work than men. A homemaker endless list of unrecognized work includes running domestic chores in families, controlling expenses and supporting children and elderly. However, their offerings mostly go unappreciated. Activists feel if they.....

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Meet trailblazer Jameela Malik

Jameela Malik was the first woman from Kerala to get admission into the Film and Television Institute, Pune as an acting student. Daughter of Congress leader, Malik Muhammed and Christian mother Thankamma Malik, she imbibed the nationalism and strong will of her unconventional parents. She became.....

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Gina Haspel the first female director of CIA

Gina Haspel will be the first woman to lead the CIA. She is its acting director has been with the agency for 33 years. She was approved by the Senate after voting by 100-member chamber. She had the support of Republicans, Democrats, intelligence officials and lawmakers. She faced some opposition .....

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Avny and Sargun the women change-makers of Leh

IAS Avny Lavasa and IPS Sargun Shukla are women initiating changes in the backward district of Leh. They are tackling issues related to traffic congestion, waste management, organic farming, crime and ecological concerns. Both feel that their steps for improvements have been well received and do .....

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Iron-willed widowed mother raises kids driving ambulance

C.S.Radhika’s husband in 2002 and she was left to fend for herself and her 2 kids. She turned her grief into a driving force and started driving an ambulance to earn a living. She drove the ambulance at odd hours to ensure steady income, Now, this iron-willed mother from Mangaluru runs a fl.....

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Linggi becomes 3rd woman from Arunachal to scale Mt Everest

The 40-year-old Muri Linggi has become third woman from Arunachal Pradesh who climbed up Mount Everest Mount Everest after Tine Mena and Anshu Jamsenpa. A mother of 4 girls Linggi, managed to set foot at the world’s highest peak. Her attempts were foiled for several days. After days of stre.....

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Kerala’s best amazon seller

Christy Jobin, founder of Looms & Weaves, uses Kerala’s indigenous products to empower weavers and has been listed in Amazon’s best sellers from Kerala. She had been observing
weavers and their good work quality since childhood and still they are paid less. So she started a.....

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INSV Tarini and its women crew return to India

INSV Tarini will return to India this week with its 6 women crew after completing ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’ or circumnavigation of the globe. The ship will be received in the presence of Nirmala Sitharaman on May 21 at Goa. It was to return last month but was delayed due technical glit.....

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23 year-old woman fights as cops fail to come for her rescue

A 23-year-old woman, a student of Jamia Milia Islamia University, had to treat a drunkard, who turned rough on her outside the New Delhi Railway Station, single-handedly. Her request for help to Delhi Police fell on deaf ears. With no law at her rescue, she began beating the accused with a stick......

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23YO Karachi woman rides all over the city in a Scooty

Suraiya (23), a security guard supervising a team of security personel depayed at a media house rides around with a stern look on her face that belies her age. She drives all kinds of bikes, including Honda 125 which is the heaviest she has ridden. But she finds driving the scooty easier than the.....

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Barrier breaking mom of Lauren Hedenkamp

Lauren Hedenkamp’s mother was someone who breaks barriers right from childhood. She was the first and only girl in her drafting class at Grandview in 1972, which was previously only for boys. She actually got her pilot’s license along with her driving’s license when she was 16 a.....

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‘Don’t regret being born as a girl’ changes Lucknow slums

Ci3’s research video project Kissa Kahani focuses on adolescent health and gender equity for girls living in Lucknow’s urban slums. This video illuminates importance of uncovering stories from experiences to understand gender and adolescent reproductive health. Small grants issued to .....

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