Mayatai Sorate from Vadval (Dist. Latur) not only contested elections for the second time but she won them, unopposed. This election took place in last week of August 2005. She has slowly but steadily strengthened her power.

Her family was surrounded by poverty. To top it, her father had married for a second time. Therefore, since childhood, Mayatai and her mother were left without any support. The evils of poverty and untouchability have been a part and parcel of her life since childhood. Nonetheless, against all odds she has emerged as a leader of women’s rights and her community at large.

To read more, click here: India, “The Success Story of Mayatai Sorte”

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