Category: Activities on Mobile Vaani

Hunger in ‘Fit India’

by Vani Viswanathan India reached a new low in the Global Hunger Index rankings since it began in 2000. The country ranked 102 (out of 117 qualifying countries), lagging behind…
image of an index finger with indelible ink on the nail, which is proof that a person has voted in India. The finger is held up, and the background is yellow and blurred

Shram ka Samman: What Migrating Means: Voting Becomes Difficult

As the nation churned in the course of an election that lasted nearly 40 days, bringing forth debates and discussions from all corners of the country, watching from the sidelines were millions of migrants – people who’d left their villages and towns to move to other states in search of work, and in the process, unable to participate in exercising their right to vote. Why are migrants unable to vote – in their destination city or in their hometown? What assistance do they expect in this regard? Here’s an assortment of opinions from Mobile Vaani users who reported on Shram ka Samman on how their migrant status affected their participation in choosing the next government.

Leveraging the power of media to address grievances

While on-ground volunteers can assist with grievance redressal, community-based hyperlocal media can play a powerful role in putting pressure on authorities to act on grievances.  Over the years, local inefficiencies on a range…

Adding value to the work of women’s labour unions

Gram Vaani platforms TTCU Kural and Urimai Kural, run in collaboration with women's unions TTCU and GAFWU & PTS, support union work by providing a channel to voice sensitive grievances and enabling better tracking and…