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2020 April - Holi Boli in New Zealand Herald Newspaper

Holi Boli founder, Ana Wilkinson, tells about why she is trying to repatriate to NZ during the Coronavirus Pandemic in the New Zealand Herald (Hawke's Bay Today).

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2018 July - The Important Choice of Empowering Women

Picture Credit: The Economist

In 1967 the UN Member States adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination against women.  The articles in the declaration clearly seek to ensure women have equity with men and to have a freedom as a human being to make choices about how to live their life.  In 1979 the Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Womenwas...

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2018 January - Holi Boli Stitching School on News World Odisha.

Wow!  The Holi Boli sewing school is on the News!  News World Odisha have done a segment on our sewing school in their human interest section of the 6pm News on the 18th January.  The film crew were a lot of fun and put all the ladies at ease.  Thank you to News World Odisha for making us all famous.... at least for a few minutes!  :)  Small English part after 1 min 23 sec.  Enjoy!  :)


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2018 January - Newspaper - "A Stitch in Time"

See original at http://www.newindianexpress.com/magazine/2018/jan/06/a-stitch-in-time-1744787.html

A Stitch in Time

By By Soumika M Das | Published: 06th January 2018 10:00 PM |


Ana with her students at Holi Boli


On an ordinary afternoon at Malipali—a village of 250 families in Odisha’s Sambalpur district—men are out in the fields, women are busy peeling garlic cloves or chopping vegetables, with...

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