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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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What if you were told you were worthless?

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What if I told you that, in an economic sense, you’re worthless? In Uttarakhand, systemic discrimination tells women they hold less value than men.     Widows are left destitute after their husbands die because pensions aren’t distributed to women properly. Mothers are forced to leave the workforce after they give birth to become full-time, stay-at-home parents, giving up their ability…

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