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Basanti Devi wants to eliminate gender based discrimination for ALL women

Updated: Feb 23

Meet Basanti Devi, our Constitution Champion from Jharkhand's Koderma district, actively engaging in the Gender C.R.P program with our friends Pradan. She chose to participate in our training sessions because of her strong belief in the transformative power of knowledge, and she has used her newfound knowledge to achieve significant achievements for herself and her community!

After the training, Basanti wanted to enrol her daughter in the 'Ladli Yojana' scheme. Despite submitting all required documents, the lack of updates led her to seek clarity from the local Child Development Project Officer (CDPO), but she received no response. Using the confidence and knowledge she gained from our sessions, she escalated the issue to the District Magistrate's office, where she finally received assurance about her daughter's enrolment.

Taking her mission further, Basanti joined Naari Adalat, advocating against injustices towards women. Facing distressing cases of domestic abuse, she and her team provided support and legal aid. A case that stood out to her, in particular, involved a young woman who was pressured to have a child with a man, which resulted in her being confined and assaulted when she refused. Basanti intervened quickly, guiding the family through legal channels for the woman's safe return.

Basanti is an embodiment of the principles enshrined in our Constitution, serving as an advocate for progress, tirelessly working to eliminate gender-based discrimination and violence. Through thick and thin, she perseveres to empower not only herself and her daughter but also all the women in her community.

The above story has been written and published with the explicit consent of the individual involved. All facts presented are based on WTPA's direct interaction with the individual, ensuring accuracy and integrity in our reporting.

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