Tag Archives : Society for Rural Education and Development (SRED)


Pu Reixia(China)

Pu is a teacher in Beijing’s Peasant Girl School, also editor of the school journal as well as librarian. It is hard to believe she only had formal education up to Grade 3. She was born in a village in Ningxia where famine was the norm. At 12, she had to stop going to school […]


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R. Agnes Vimala (India)

  Vimala is 53 years old, leads the Tamil Nadu Women’s Forum (TNWF) which is a state level forum addressing women’s issues since 1991. Vimala has studied up to class XII, joined  Society for Rural Education and Development (SRED) as a field worker in 1985.  She attended training programs on gender sensitization, women’s rights, social […]


Dr.Burnad Fatima.N (India)

  Dr. Natesan Burnad Fatima is the founder and Executive Director of the Society for Rural Education and Development (SRED) has been working among the Dalit (untouchable) community in Tamilnadu, India for the past 37 years. She has become a leader in the social movement seeking greater economic opportunity and political influence for these largely […]

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Grace .M (India)

  Dalit Rights are Human Rights Grace is 48 years old, a graduate, from Perumuchi village, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu.  Grace was interested to do social work since her school days.  She was a leader in her class, took leadership in various activities of school life.  She was taking tuitions for poor children and non-formal […]


R. Sowri (India)

  … lead the movement to achieve dignity for Dalits Sowri aged 49 years studied up to 3rd standard, from Mudhur village near Arakkonam in Vellore District of Tamil Nadu, India. Sowri is a mother of two boys and a daughter. Children and her husband are daily laborers. Sowri is the President of “Dalit People’s […]

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Magimai (India)

  The caste structure stays intact and Dalits face endless violence even today ……     Magimai states, “I am happy about the accomplishments and I will continue my path till caste atrocities are abolished”. Magimai is 49 years old, studied up to 9th standard, from Agannagar, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu.  Magimai as a young […]


Arputhammal (India)

  Mobilising women against Caste and Gender violence) Arputhammal, is an agriculture laborer from Illupur village and post,  Kanagammachatram, Tiruttani Taluk, Thiruvellore District, Tamil Nadu. She has studied upto class five.She belongs to Dalit community.  When she was 17 years old she got married to an agricultural labourer. She used to work with her husband […]


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Amirthammal (India)

  Recognition of women farmers Amirtham aged 53 years, studied up to 8th standard, is from Sirunamalli village of Vellore district, Tamil Nadu.  She is a member of “Rural Women’s Liberation Movement” started a branch of the movement in her village.  They put up a board for the movement too.  Men in the village became […]