Video — 1 streaming video file (25 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Over the last 25 years India has cut absolute poverty by half. Still 440 million people live on less than a dollar a day. This Life program looks at two projects that are helping Indian communities move out of poverty--in line with the Millennium Development Goal of halving poverty by 2015--and that have succeeded in giving previously powerless people some control over their lives. In Karnataka, the IT revolution has allowed farmers to access land deeds vital to obtaining credit with which they can sow next year's harvest. In Andhra Pradesh, women's self-help groups have enabled rural women to change aspects of their lives, and given them a voice in local government.
Video — 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
This film documents the resistance of the "Asabhaya Betiyaan," or "immoral daughters," from the Jat community of Haryana against the powerful, male and upper caste-dominated community courts, or the "Khap Panchayats."