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deforestation

Meet Kaushalya Bisht, an elected woman saving the forests in India

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Kaushalya Bisht is a council President in Uttarakhand. After training with The Hunger Project, she is now leveraging public office to refocus attention on the issue of preserving the forests.   “In the mountains, forests are a lifeline for women. The wood from the forest is what we use to build our houses and for firewood. The…

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This village forest is in danger of disappearing forever

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Imagine spending hours every day in the forest gathering food for your family and fodder for livestock.  Now imagine that, one day, the forest is gone. What would you do?  For the women of Uttarakhand, the forest is an important symbol of life and part of the everyday culture to which they are strongly connected – and…

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