PAHEL: Women Leading Change

“I know I have the power to demand improvements in our schools and health centres. I take my community members along with me when I go to the District Headquarters to meet officials” Akhbari Khatun, Ward Member, Gaighat village, Muzzafarpur district, speaks about her journey as a widow to becoming a vocal people’s representative at the National Dissemination Meeting on Strengthening Women’s Leadership in Panchayats for Community Action held in August 2015 in Delhi and Patna.