Fellows by Category

As thousands of children migrate annually from rural India to join the millions of children working in cities, Damodar Acharya is attacking the problem by eliminating the reasons for child labor. By investing in educational opportunities and putting political power in the hands of children, rural families are discovering alternatives to migration.

Enakshi Ganguly is introducing analysis of government spending and monitoring of child rights activity in parliament as tools for advocacy. She believes that it is critical to mainstream child rights in all development initiatives, governmental and nongovernmental. She therefore wants to create an environment where every development initiative will be scanned through the "child rights" lens,...

Organization: Saksham

Blind since childhood, Dipendra Manocha has used technology to build a communications and training infrastructure that enables the disabled to put their abilities to work alongside other citizens in mainstream society.

Haushala Prasad Mishra is spearheading a workers' movement in India for occupational safety from his position as a textile worker. He has also been instrumental in uncovering and disseminating information about byssinosis ("brown lung disease"), a major cause of death among textile workers.

Organization: Kachara Vahatuk Shramik Sangh

Milind Ranade, who quit his job at a textile mill to work in the slums of Bombay, founded an alternative labor union that counters discrimination against "untouchables" scavenging in municipal garbage dumps and raises their social status towards full and equal citizens.

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