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01. Why the project is ?

• Evidence of livelihood dearth and increasing vulnerability in Sundarbans region due to recent climatic changes.
• Local organizations and government schemes’ interventions have been detrimental to the area’s development.
• Growing dependence on immediate support instead of participating in sustainable processes of growth and development.
• Patharpratima block faces critical social issues including human trafficking, increasing migration, insufficient livelihood alternatives, and frequent disasters with severe consequences for all inhabitants.

02. What the project is ?

• The project aimed at developing community leadership.
• The project was designed based on 4 pillars: Participation, Inclusion, Gender equity, and Community-led.
• 1st phase focuses on developing the community’s understanding of rights.
• Capacitating the community to identify and address local issues through Participatory Action Research, Community-led advocacy, awareness programs, and training.

03. How the Project is?

• Vulnerable communities’ own development initiatives through the project.
• Rights-based approach applied by communities to own development initiatives.
• Project timeline: January 2020 to October 2023.
• Regular monitoring by a dedicated program manager and team.
• Trained 600+ women through training and capacity-building programs.
• Future plans include community leadership identification, collective issue resolution, stakeholder involvement, women’s active participation in local governance, increased accountability through community-led advocacy, adoption of sustainable livelihood solutions, and addressing gender-based issues.

04. Where the project is?

location – Heramba Gopalpur Gram Panchayat, Patharpratima block,South 24 Parganas district of Sundarbans region

05. What the impact is?

• Over 230 capacity-building workshops, 20+ awareness programs, and numerous trainings by MUKTI.
• Empowered communities with knowledge and skills to thrive in challenging environments.
• Transformative platforms enabling individuals to build resilient futures.
• Focus on capacity-building, cultivating a network adept at adapting to change and embracing sustainable practices.
• Impact reverberates through communities, translating knowledge into enhanced livelihoods and sustainable agriculture.
• Strengthening self-reliance and fostering collective empowerment for a brighter and sustainable future.

Impact Stories

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Seedbank Committees’ Monthly Meetings


ACV Project’s Research Journey: Navigating Challenges, Creating Impact


Shaping the Future of Kinship Care: Mukti’s Engagement in State Consultation


From Awareness to Action: ACV Training on Gender-Based Violence


Sustainable Crab Cultivation by Mukti: Navigating Climate Challenges

Alliances that Drive Success


Contact Info:

Email : rights@muktiweb.org

Phone : + 91-6290589664


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