Poor rural communities suffer from many socio-economic issues; however, the availability of clean and safe water is the fundamental challenge amongst all other hindrances confronted by these communities. This article focuses on the non-profit organization, Nishtha (meaning dedication) and their intervention in women empowerment for better water accessibility in rural communities of West Bengal, India. The paper will further highlight the so-called “rural ignorant women’s endeavour” in innovative thought and strategy to protect their own families and the community. The article also discusses Nishtha’s intervention during water crises and disasters using a participatory approach involving women.
"Contributions of the Women Groups of West Bengal, India for Solving Rural Water Challenges,"
wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water: Vol. 8
, Article 5.
Available at: https://repository.upenn.edu/wh2ojournal/vol8/iss1/5
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