ChangemakeHERS campaign celebrates International Women’s Day Centennial with Ashoka Fellow Sikha Roy
Ashoka’s Changemakers is celebrating the International Women’s Day Centennial by saluting women architects of social change around the world through its ChangemakeHERS campaign. The campaign reaches across the globe and into Ashoka’s 30-year history as the pioneering leader of global social change. Read posts on Indian and Asian ChangemakeHERS honorees at india.ashoka.org/blog.
Ashoka Fellow Sikha Roy, shares her experience of change making at http://india.ashoka.org/ashokas-changemakehers-sikha-roy-%E2%80%93-ashok...
In the countryside of West Bengal, where arid conditions and landlessness combine to cause hunger and exacerbate attendant problems, Sikha Roy is organizing women who are daily-wage earners to exercise a legal right over unused land and then to farm it appropriately. With produce of their own, the women can feed their families, escape the manifold abuses they are exposed to as laborers, and stay close to their children and loved ones, thereby bringing new life to their villages. Read more at http://www.ashoka.org/fellow/