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The many steps to equality for women in Rajasthan

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Women planting onions and transporting water in rural Rajasthan.

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Women planting onions and transporting water in rural Rajasthan, India.

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Women work on an NREGA project digging a sewer in rural Rajasthan.

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School children in Hopardi village in rural Rajasthan.

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Girls in class at GUSHP school - "Government Upper Girls' School Hopardi Primary" in the village of Hopardi, Rajasthan. The girls school was built by Damyanti Paliwal who was sarpanj from 2005 to 2009.

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Girls in class at GUSHP school - "Government Upper Girls' School Hopardi Primary" in the village of Hopardi, Rajasthan.

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Damyanti Paliwal who was sarpanj of Hopardi village from 2005 to 2009 and built a girls school and health center during her time.

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Rajendra Kawar, a woman who was raised in purdah. She served from 2001 to 2005 on block council, and as sarpanj of her village from 2005 to 2009.

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Mumal Barupal, sarpanj of Mogara Kala from 2005 to 2009. She won a general election seat and had to sit on floor with face covered at first during meetings.

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Jamana Patel, current sarpanj of Mogara Kala village in Rajasthan. She is a Dalit illiterate woman.

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A young girl carries her sister in rural Rajasthan.

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