Advocates Expand Support for Widows Seeking Refuge in India’s Holy Cities

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Common in Hindu culture, widow abandonment forces thousands of widows to migrate each year to the holy cities of Varanasi and Vrindavan in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Two-thirds of widows earn less than 60 cents per day. New programs aim to provide widows with protection and financial support. VARANASI, INDIA – Jamuna Devi,… Read more »

NGO plans to adopt ‘village of widows’

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Six hamlets in the flood ravaged Uttarakhand have earned the tag of “village of widows” after a large number of their men perished in the flash floods.  Sulabha International, an organisation actively engaged in the field of sanitation, has  decided to adopt these hamlets that comprise the Deoli-Bramhagram Panchayat, about seven kilometres from Guptakashi and… Read more »

Sulabh Lends Helping Hand to Uttarakhand

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For the “widows” of six-odd hamlets that comprise the Deoli-Bramhagram Panchayat, some seven km from Guptkashi in rain-ravaged Uttarakhand, Sulabh International has chipped in to lend a helping hand to those in distress by adopting these villages. “Whatever is possible to mitigate the sufferings of these hapless women, Sulabh will try its best. We have… Read more »

सुलभ इंटरनैशनल ने पुरुष विहीन गांव को गोद लिया

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देहरादून/लखनऊ।। उत्तराखंड के देवली-ब्रह्मग्राम के सभी पुरुष मध्य जून में आई बाढ़ में लापता हो गए और अब सुलभ इंटरनैशनल ने पूरे गांव को गोद लेने का फैसला किया है। सुलभ के आधिकारिक प्रवक्ता मदन झा ने बताया कि संस्था के संस्थापक बिंदेश्वर पाठक ने मीडिया में आई खबरों का संज्ञान लिया कि इन गांवों की… Read more »

Their men gone, Uttarakhand women in Sulabh’s care

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Moved by the the pitiable condition of women in the Deoli-Bramhagram villages of Uttarakhand, where all the men have perished in the flash floods of mid-June, Sulabh International has decided to adopt the villages. Talking to IANS, an official spokesman of the non-government organisation (NGO) said Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak was moved by media… Read more »

NGO Sulabh International to adopt U’khand’s ‘village of widows’

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New Delhi: NGO Sulabh International on Thursday announced to adopt Deoli-Bramhagram village in Uttarakhand which has acquired the dubious tag of "village of widows" after 57 men from the settlement went missing in the recent flash-floods.  The NGO has decided to pay Rs 2,000 per month to each of the widow in six-odd hamlets of… Read more »

Their men gone, Uttarakhand women in Sulabh’s care

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Dehradun/Lucknow, July 4 (IANS) Moved by the the pitiable condition of women in the Deoli-Bramhagram villages of Uttarakhand, where all the men have perished in the flash floods of mid-June, Sulabh International has decided to adopt the villages. Talking to IANS, an official spokesman of the non-government organisation (NGO) said Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak… Read more »