Watershed Organisation Trust is pleased to share a case study of 'Sattechiwadi' included as one of the best practices published in the Ministry of Environment and Forest, GOI National Report 2012 submitted to UNCCD. It gives an account of the activities implemented in Sattechiwadi (a hamlet of Hivargaon) Maharashtra and how specific land degradation problems were addressed.
My Place Under The Sun
(English, VCD, 24 mins)
My Place Under the Sun is the story of the women of Amravati district, an orange growing country. The women do not experience poverty, but they have no sense of identity. The film captures their spirit to discover themselves, by the self help groups. Dressed in a sari, heads covered rushing around to get things done. Renting loudspeakers, to cooking vessels to keep the money coming. Women in Wardha district are not only being seen in public life, but they are also being heard. They took initiative to organize a Self Respect rally on issue of farmers committing suicides, recently they see development in a new light by getting Solar lights, a toilet and dignity in each home. They have set up a separate, independent Gram Sabha of Women. Their applications are now taken seriously in Government offices. Way to go! Women rule your world.