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Over the last 131 years

we have partnered with WOMEN and CHILDREN in India and Sri Lanka.

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Overlooked No More: Pandita Ramabai, Indian Scholar, Feminist and Educator


Ramabai traveled around India in the 19th century to give lectures on women’s emancipation and established one of the country’s first women’s shelters and schools.


Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by white men. With Overlooked, we’re adding the stories of remarkable people whose deaths went unreported in The Times.


On the Shoulders of Giants : An inspirational woman


This is the second paper based on the keynote speech given by Keith White at the SIRCC conference on 7th June 2007. In the first paper (White, 2007) he identified a few of the historically significant figures in residential child care and discussed the life and work of Janusz Korczak. This paper will focus on the life of Pandita Ramabai, an extraordinary woman who lived an extraordinary life in extraordinary times.

By Keith White

1 out of 6

girls do not complete 6th grade. 



 213.8 million

in India are undernourished suffering from hunger and malnutrition.