Jagrutha Mahila Sanghatane (JMS)

Death of Mariyamma, 20 years – Investigating Maternal Death – JMS demands prompt action against medical negligence and steps towards stopping maternal deaths

Death of Mariyamma – Investigating Maternal Death in Manvi taluka, Raichur District (Karnataka) JMS demands prompt action against medical negligence and steps towards stopping maternal deaths Name of the deceased woman Mariyamma W/o Ramesh Address Sangapura village, Hirekottnekal Gram Panchayat, Manvi Taluk, Raichur. Maternal home address: Dhumthi village, Gonavar Gram Panchayat, Sindhanoor Taluk, Raichur Dt. … Continue reading

#JUSTICE FOR _AMBIKA: JMS Campaign reaches out to young Dalit girls in Rural Raichur

JMS YUVA VEDIKE (JMS Youth Forum) Thanks to all friends who have extended support to JMS and for the solidarity. With your encouragement and with the active involvement of Ambika’s Parents – Madheva and Mariamma – the campaign #JusticeFor_Ambika – has now reached the young Dalit girls in the villages of Raichur (Karnataka, India). Under the … Continue reading


Since 2017, JMS has focused on right to maternal health care services, as the declining public health services are experienced by pregnant and nursing women, especially Dalit women, as very painful and indignifying experiences. In 2017, with interviews with 234 women very intensive campaign began to press for primary health care services using the evidence on maternal health care. In September – October 2018, again, JMS undertook a survey of 362 nursing women in 43 villages coming under the jurisdiction of 8 PHCs. Continue reading


#JUSTICEFOR_AMBIKA CAMPAIGN FOR EMPOWERMENT OF YOUNG DALIT WOMEN To Contribute – Please Click the link below: https://letzchange.org/projects/justice-for-ambika-young-dalit-womens-empowerment-campaign?ref=54iw6UCgQu   Ambika, 13 years, is a Dalit girl who dropped out of school after 5th standard. Her parents are daily wage agricultural labourers and are residents of Jagir Pannur village in Manvi Taluka, Raichur district of Karnataka. In … Continue reading

JMS Campaign for Maternal Health Rights of Dalit women – raises concerns about the sick health system

New Indian Express, 04 March 2019JMS campaign _IndExpress 04 Mar 19


Janaadhikara Abhiyan – Citizen Rights Campaign Continues

JMS’ campaign for citizen rights continued through villages, untouched parts of Dalit colonies of villages and march to the Gram Panchayat submitting memoranda demanding basic services…

Janaadhikara Abhiyana – Citizen Rights Campaign of JMS

JMS public rally demanding services

Feb 08, 2019 – Rally for public services

Jagrutha Mahila Sanghatane mobilised 300 women from 8 gram panchayats of Manvi Taluka who have been demanding payments for the sanitory toilets they have built, rectification of various irregularities in payment for their work under MNREGA [for almost 500 people payment not done for almost 50 days of work each, citing various technical reasons], and response to the drinking water problems in various villages.

JMS held a public demand rally in front of Taluka Executive Officer of taluka panchayat.

The EO was made to come down for negotiations with them. Women presented a village by village records for the demands that they had made. Documents were shown. Women aksed for a time-bound resolution of their problems. The EO called the computer operators who keep the records and Panchayat Development Officers (PDOs).
The issue of payments for toilet constructions, cattle sheds were promised to be solved immediately. A panchayat-wise date was drawn for meetings with PDOs to resolve panchayat-wise issues. JMS has immediately followed up with authorities in each of the villages.

CHILIPILI Alumni of JMS Continue to make headlines in Karnataka

Chilipili Child Labourers’ Special School which was run by JMS from 2000-2014, is still making headlines. Over 1000 Dalit children working as child and pledged/bonded labourers were liberated by JMS and initiated into mainstream education through a two-year residential bridge school programme conducted at JMS. JMS decided to close the school programme in 2014 and … Continue reading


JMS campaign in three electoral constituencies for basic community rights and communal harmony: ELECTORAL CANDIDATES SHOULD PROMOTE COMMUNAL HARMONY

JMS campaigned in 50 villages coming under three legislative constituencies – Manvi, Sindhanur and Maski – of Raichru district. They also submitted charter of demands: the demands included right of the communities for basic necessities –
(1) basic primary health care services should be made available for all in the government primary health centres
(2) Reform of the public distribution system and alternative arrangements of PDS for those who are deprived of it due to the bio-metric system
(3) Ensuring proper functioning and accountability of gram panchayats – regular conduct of gram sabhas and inquiry should be held in all the GPs on the irregularity of allocation of welfare schemes in the last five years
(4) Ensure timely and regular reach of all social security schemes especially pensions to the needy
(5) No contesting candidate should promote or encourage communal conflicts and they should promote communal harmony.

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