Celebrating 35 years (1982-2017)
Making Democracy Work for All Citizens
Empowering Citizens, Raising Voice
Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality
Promoting Diversity in Planning
Facilitating Sanitation Behaviour Change
Knowledge for Change

Lack of oxygen in government hospitals, flooding, collapsing garbage dumps, derailed trains – these are a manifestation of decades of neglect, a quick-fix mind-set and no effort towards systemic governance reform. Without systemic governance reforms, New India will remain a mirage, says Dr Rajesh Tandon...Read More

Drawing from our multi-pronged programmes that focus on articulating the voices of sanitation workers, PRIA has drawn up a list of recommendations for government and citizens in order to address the issue of sanitation workers’ safety in India...Read More

Third in the series of posts by Dhruba Basu, who attended the Asian Youth Leadership Forum for Democracy in Korea. About 60 youth, from 23 different Asian countries, mostly aged 20-30 years descended in South Korea to discuss democracy in Asia and the scope for the youth to play a role in shaping it.... Read More

Seema is a field animator working with communities in Govindgarh, Rajasthan to build awareness on maternal and child health. She writes about her experiences in bringing the issue to the attention of not only the women in the community, but also to decision-makers and statutory institutions... Read More

The Goods and Services Tax introduced 3 months ago has been billed as the biggest tax reform in India since Independence. What are the social and economic implications of this reform on those who are "unheard"? Sasha Mosky, an intern at PRIA, discusses this in the context of informal recyclers in Ajmer... Read More

In 2015, PRIA facilitated participatory planning in Sunderkera Gram Panchayat. The community envisioned their panchayat as "clean, beautiful and attractive". Today, Sunderkera, under the leadership of their sarpanch Ms Sushila Sahu and with the participation and commitment of all community members has indeed achieved this.... Read More

Loreen Regnander, an intern at PRIA from University of Victoria, asks an important question: What is the environmental future of rural Chhattisgarh, given the push for constructing toilets under Swachch Bharat Mission (SBM)?... Read More

In the last week of August, PRIA program staff underwent a Training of Trainers (ToT) in Lucknow. What does it mean to undergo a ToT? How does it change a participant? Alok Pandey who was a facilitator at the training reflects.... Read More

Part I of a March 4 AIR programme on the efforts of youth, women and civil society to make the Swachh Bharat Mission a success in Sarguja district, Chhattisgarh. In this part (the first of two), youth leaders and women that we are working with in Sarguja talk about the values and issues that matter to them as sanitation changemakers.... Read More

Part II of a March 4 AIR programme on the efforts of youth, women and civil society to make the Swachh Bharat Mission a success in Sarguja district, Chhattisgarh. In this part (the final one), programme staff and a local sarpanch discuss the importance of involving the youth and the community in propagating good sanitation practices.... Read More

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