“A standing example”: Tribal women’s role in India’s cultural heritage

Traditional healer Janakiamma who helped to mobilize educated Kurumba women: UN Equator Prize for Nilgiri tribal collective providing value-added products | Full story: Mongabay Eco Hope series >>

“Tribal communities are a standing example of how women play a major role in preservation of eco historic cultural heritage in India.” – Mari Marcel Thekaekara (writer and Co-Founder of ACCORD-Nilgiris) | Learn more >>

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“If women are empowered, there is more development in society” – Droupadi Murmu – 15th President of India >>

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