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  • Impact: Videos of a revolution

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    See the news through the eyes of those who live it. 100s of people across India’s slums and villages are telling stories about injustice and about change. They are working to solve the problems addressed in these videos. Watch, share and act! Be the change you seek.

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    Video Volunteers has inched further and further away from what at times has felt like such an intractable challenge-- to bring the voices of the most marginalised people in India to the centre stage. The main reason for this is work of our community correspondents who have fired us up with impactful work, producing video reports that have made real change.

    These changemakers have turned our experiment into the viable project it is today. But most importantly these media changemakers are taking us into a future where all communities, no matter their location, size or economy have the chance to be heard on their own terms. Show less
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  • STORIES of CHANGE: Our Impact Play all

    Video Volunteers has directly impacted lives of more than 1.5 million people by initiating and sustaining a global community media movement, which has empowered people by giving them a voice, training them to use it, and enabling them to take action towards social change. Changing India, one video at a time.
    Know more: http://www.videovolunteers.org/our-impact/
    • IMPACT: A health center reopens for villagers in Jamdih, Jharkhand - Duration: 4 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      Under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), each Sub-Centre is required to be manned by at least one Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) / Female Health Worker and one Male Health Worker. In the village ...
    • Impact: Camera Unites Community to Fight Corruption - Duration: 2 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      Khullaspur Village, Ambedkar nagar District, Uttar Pradesh | Gayatri

      50 families in the community were being cheated by the local ration dealer in charge of the village public distribution shop. W...
    • Impact: 132 Students Receive Scholarships - Duration: 2 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      9th July 2015 | Bhatwa, Maharajganj District, Uttar Pradesh | Sanjay Kumar Jaiswal

      Students at the Bhatwa Primary school were being cheated out of a government scholarship, which despite being pal...
    • IMPACT | Video Gets HIV+ Boy Re-admitted to School - Duration: 4 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      Nearly 3 million children in India are living with HIV. 145,000 of them are children. Today, many advocacy and awareness campaigns are organized throughout the country regarding HIV. Let us take a ...
    • IMPACT - Clean and Healthy Food Provided in Katrasi, Bihar - Video Volunteer Asha Devi Reports - Duration: 3 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      Katrasi Village, Jehanabad District, Bihar | Asha

      Community Correspondent Asha made a video which helped improve the quality of school lunches for over 300 students. This is their story.

      One aft...
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    • Impact: A school gets built in rural Uttar Pradesh - Duration: 4 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      Khullaspur Village, Ambedkar Nagar District, Uttar Pradesh | Gayatri

      In 2010 a boat carrying seventeen children capsized, resulting in the death of two girls. For those children, the boat ride had...
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    • Impact: Combatting Corruption - Duration: 5 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      In 2005 the government of India set up ambitious plans to bring electricity to about 1,25,000 villages through the Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme. In the ten years since, the crores of r...
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    • Impact: Video Brings Justice to Caste Atrocity Survivors - Duration: 3 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      As India celebrated its 66th Independence Day, the Dalits of Dandva Baddi Village were under attack from the upper caste people. Community Correspondent Amarjeet had reported the case from Rohtas D...
    • Impact: Power to the people - Duration: 3 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      Power to the People

      In 2005 the Government of India launched a nation-wide scheme to ensure rural electricity infrastructure and electrification of all households with special provisions and subs...
    • Impact: Sathenagar slum in Mumbai now has a TB hospital - Duration: 3 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      Several patients in Sathenagar, Mumbai lost their lives to tubercolosis due to the lack of a TB hospital in the locality. Amol Lalzare's video on the subject pushed the authorities to swing into ac...
    • Impact: Making the Bourgeoisie and Bureaucracy Talk - Duration: 2 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      19th March 2015 | Padmakesarpur village, Odisha | Nitu Chakhia

      As a tribal woman, Nitu Chakhia has spent far too many years of her life struggling for survival in the urban jungle of Bhubaneshwar....
    • Impact: Water at my doorstep! - Duration: 2 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      Travelling a distance of 3 - 8 kms on foot in search of water used to be a daily ordeal for the Pathargadia community, until: Nitu intervened and made sure that the broken handpumps were fixed. Now...
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    What is VV? What do we do? Find out here.
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  • Empowering Women Through Videos Play all

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    • Women can play too! - Duration: 114 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      Duration: 1:52 mins, Location: Mumbai The open spaces in slum areas are only for boys to play cricket, soccer and their school games. But what about the girls? They are stuck doing ...
    • In the Dark: Mothers in Sripur Village Unaware of Schemes Designed for Them - Duration: 98 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      In October 2011, the Odisha Government launched a new scheme that would benefit new mothers. The 'Mamta Scheme' gives Rs. 5000 to all new mothers provided they have registered at the local Anganwad...
    • Uttar Pradesh's Child Brides - Duration: 2 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      In India, 47 percent of girls are married before the age of 18. Refusals are few and far between. Child marriage is illegal in India but the practice still flourishes in rural parts of the country....
    • Women, The Second Sex In Media - Duration: 5 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Female journalists in Bihar bemoan the fact that Media remains a male-dominated space. Varsha, our Community Correspondent in Bihar, has herself been exposed to gender violence. This made her parti...
    • Vulnerable without a toilet - Duration: 2 minutes, 1 second.

      • 1 year ago
      13-year-old Nirama lives inMovaiyavillage, Varanasi district, Uttar Pradesh where 500 people have no access to basic sanitation facilities. For Nirama, having to relieve herself in the open is an ...
    • Muivah's visit to Manipur - Duration: 3 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      Peaceful home welcoming turned violent leading to around 70 people injured most of them women.More than 5,000 Naga protesters gathered at Mao, the border town in Manipur adjoining Nagaland to welco...
    • Slumdog's Sanitation Conditions - Duration: 107 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      You thought that the images in slumdog millionaire were disturbing. You convinced yourself that this is just a white-man's way of looking at our country. Maybe you need another perspective - the lo...
    • Maternal Health At Risk - Duration: 2 minutes, 24 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      A maternal health scheme in Rajasthan is not being executed effectively, leaving new mothers and their babies at risk. Sunita has three children herself, and says she knows how difficult the proces...
    • Untouchability Captured on Camera, Rajasthan - Duration: 2 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      Dalit women are made to remove their footwear as they pass by upper caste houses. Sunita recently went to Dangariya village with the head of the NGO she works with, which deals with development and...
    • The Bucket - Duration: 58 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      Duration: 0:58 mins // Location: Mumbai , India

      Its very common to see men-women-children with buckets going in search of a place to relieve themselves early in the morning. Childre...
    • Prostitution Enforced By Tradition - Duration: 2 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      Generations of women are forced into prostitution by their male relatives in the name of tradition in rural Uttar Pradesh, India Gunjan, our correspondent from Uttar Pradesh brings us this shocking...
    • Devadasi: A Life Without Education - Duration: 2 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      The outlawed tradition of 'devdasi' which sanctions religious prostitution continues in rural Maharashtra. Rohini had heard about 'devdasi', or temple slaves when she was growing up, but it wasn't ...
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  • Best of 2013 Play all

    2013-14 has been a banner year for Video Volunteers. Our network of Community Correspondents has grown twofold and we've tripled our Impact! Here are some of the video highlights from the year.
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