Support Rural Women’s Groups to Address Gender Inequality in the Household and Society
Our Target: 30 SHGs
Despite the progress made by India in the last few decades, women, particularly rural women, still fall in the lowest ladder in all socio-economic parameters. A crime is committed against a woman every two minutes*. Gender based violence and discrimination is rampant. The say of women inside the household or outside is limited.
Collectivizing rural women into Self Help Groups (SHGs) creates a safe space for them to initiate dialogue on gender inequality. At the community level, we work with 50,000 women’s SHGs, which are organized into over 89 women’s federations. Our initiatives like Nari Adalat (literally, women’s court) under the umbrella of Damodar Mahila Mandal Sangh, Koderma are mechanisms of a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution to support women in distress.
Your contribution will support women from Self Help Group (SHG) to challenge gender norms inside the household and the village by working on gender equality.