This volume documents the path breaking strides being taken by 118 elected women representatives across the country in ensuring that children attend school, that their villages are equipped with adequate health facilities and that all sections of the population are aware of and can access government schemes.
This publication is a compilation of the profiles of 51 women leaders who represent the one million elected women leaders in Panchayats who struggle every day to change the development agenda of their villages.
Radhia Adivasi is the sarpanch (village governing council chairperson) at the Chak Dehi village. She is a tribal woman, which means she faces all the marginalization and exclusion that Dalits, also known as untouchables, experience.
Five case studies of members of the first African Woman Food Farmer Initiative (AWFFI) loan groups at Jaldu Epicenter in Ethiopia. These women received their first loans in June 2005 and successfully repaid their loans in June 2006.