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VideoVolunteers

Video Volunteers runs India's only reporting network that's focused exclusively on providing broad coverage from the poorest, most media-dark districts in India.

Latest posts by VideoVolunteers

A Kashmiri medical student paints on leaves to beat COVID-19 stress

Tabish Aijaz, a young medical student from Anantnag district in Kashmir, is using her natural ability to paint to beat the stress caused by exams and the COVID 19 pandemic.

Inside Kashmir's internet blockade: Video report with Kashmiri students affected by the crisis

48,000 High school students in Kashmir appear for public examination amidst complete internet blockage in the region.

Video: Two months of lockdown in Kashmir

It has been 60 days since public transportation was suspended, mobile services blocked, schools and colleges shut in Kashmir. Community correspondent for Video Volunteers Basharat Amin reports from Shopian.

Playing against patriarchy: Muslim girls in India own the ‘male Space’ by playing football

While many think that gender equality in sport is utopian, there has been a growing movement where people are coming forward to talk and fix the problem of patriarchy.

‘No votes until the road is built': why some Goan villagers are boycotting the Indian elections

Bad roads, lack of water and electricity supply pushed these Goans to boycott the ongoing Lok Sabha elections in Marlem village in the Indian state of Goa.

In India, a video brings awareness to children suffering from mumps

A video reporting the outbreak of mumps at a primary school in Uttar Pradesh led to setting up of health camps and ensured that children were treated.

Indigenous video journalist and activist murdered in India

Community correspondent Amit reported fearlessly on issues affecting indigenous communities across Jharkhand, India. Two weeks since he was shot dead, his murderers are still at-large.

The Sterilization War In India That Never Stops

In 2015-16, 82% of women who got sterilized did so at a govt-run center. For family planning, 85% of government funds are allocated to sterilization, and 13.5% to equipment, salaries.

‘India’s Only Positive Newspaper’ Brings Readers a Dose of Hope

"We felt if negative news and stories can bring about such negative actions, why not publish and present positive stories that can bring about a larger positive impact."

Painting a New Story: Sohrai Art in Jharkhand

"What is special about the art form is that it is only made by women and passed on by women."

Women Die in Childbirth in Rural India, Where Hospitals Lack Doctors

Doctors refuse job postings to a small village in a border district of West Bengal even as people suffer due to lack of medical services.

The Families of Trafficked Boys From India's Arwal Say Police Don't Care

"There were eight of us...They would beat us if we didn’t chop wood and not give us food...They killed four boys. And threw them in the river nearby."

One Mother's Tireless Pursuit of Justice for Kashmir's Disappeared

"We don’t want their money. We want our children back."

The Unsung Heroes of the 2017 Floods in Mumbai, India

"...I want to ask this government, is the cleanliness of the streets the only important thing? What about the people who do this work?”

How an Indian Village in West Bengal Successfully Campaigned to Get Its Own Ambulance Service

Many risked their lives due to the lack of an affordable ambulance service in a village in West Bengal, but things turned around when Bikash Barman made a video.

Menstrual Hygiene Products Are Not Luxury Goods: Indian Rural Women Speak Out

Are menstrual hygiene products luxury goods? Women in India are voicing their doubts.

How Are Boys and Girls Supposed to Sit, Walk, and Dance? An Experiment in India's Gujarat

Pink versus blue, pretty versus brave: the childhood landscape is mined with pernicious gender stereotypes that dictate how we behave as adults.

Years After Marriage, Indian Women Dare to Say Their Husbands’ Names for the First Time

Community correspondent Rohini Pawar shares how women in Walhe village in Pune district, Maharashtra, are breaking away from patriarchal cultural practices.

A New Festival in Madhya Pradesh Revives a Lost Indigenous Culture

Thousands of people have gathered in Verwada village in Barwani district to celebrate the newest festival in Madhya Pradesh – the festival of Rani Kajal Mata, an ancient, indigenous deity.

In India, Medical Treatment and Justice Remain Elusive for One Survivor of Domestic Violence

“Her in-laws demanded 50,000 rupees. I couldn’t afford it. So her husband attacked her,” Rajvati's father said. Rajvati herself cannot speak because her larynx was left severed.

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