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12/14/2012 | Mary Madiga

Mary Madiga’s blogs aimed at a global audience have made people listen in her own state for the first time.

Thanks to Panos, I am now seen and heard

12/06/2012 | Bhan Sahu

Bhan Sahu, Indian social activist describes how her blogs for Panos have inspired her son to help stop migration from her village.

The world’s biggest school lunch programme

10/16/2012 | Divya Gupta

India’s pledge to feed its hungry children sees it dishing up to 120 million school dinners a day. On World Food Day we visit Akshaya Patra, a charity helping deliver the world’s biggest school lunch programme.

‘Dazzle me’ editor tells climate change reporters

09/13/2012 | Magdalena Rossmann

As climate change is pulled down the news agenda, how do journalists in countries most affected by climate change get their readers excited about the topic?

Gender equality starts at home

09/04/2012 | Bhan Sahu

What’s the best way to engage young people in social movements and politics? Bhan Sahu explains the small steps helping to create a new generation of leaders who want to change the system from the bottom upwards.

The village women who dare to bring change

08/22/2012 | Bhan Sahu

Bhan believes you can’t wait for the government to change society – change needs to start with individuals. She tells us about three ordinary women who are challenging traditions in their villages.

Seeking a new state for the powerless

08/16/2012 | Mary Madiga

“We have no land, no education and little power to make decisions. So, we don’t have a voice.” In her own words, our blogger Mary Madiga explains why she has joined a movement fighting for a new state: Telangana.

Olympic triumph unites communities in troubled Manipur

08/13/2012 | Thingnam Anjulika Samom

The London Olympics are over but the athletes’ achievements have the potential to leave a lasting legacy. Mary Kom, a flyweight boxer from Manipur in north-east India, didn’t win gold – yet her performance inspired her state and her country.

India’s women boxers come out fighting

08/07/2012 | Ranjita Biswas

Girls line up in front of boxing coach Razia Shabnam for a training session in the park - Suzanne Lee | Panos London

Flyweight boxer and Olympic bronze medalist, Mary Kom, is a hero to many aspiring boxers in Kolkata. Ranjita Biswas visits a poor neighbourhood of the city where boxing has given young women the confidence to challenge social norms.

Photo snapshot: women’s boxing in Kabul

07/31/2012 | Lilly Peel

Members of the Afghan women's national boxing team pose in the hallway of the Olympic Stadium, Kabul - Mikhail Galustov | Panos Pictures

Here is another sporting photo to inspire you. This time it’s women boxers in Kabul. Afghanistan narrowly missed out having a woman boxer in the first Olympic women’s boxing competition.

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