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Leading Ladies | The Social Warriors

SIDELIGHT: SSP has mentored several women who have gone on to win national awards. One of them, Godavari, spoke at the United Nations General Assembly though she hadn't even passed high school. Priyanka, a young widow from Osmanabad, in turn has resolved to empower at least 100 widows in her area.

While studying for her degree in social work and later doing research in women's studies, Prema Gopalan would always feel removed from the daily realities of women at the grassroots. She began working with an organisation that helped the urban poor in

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