Women Empowerment & Advocacy

We recognize the importance of challenging the roots of gender inequality and intervening to the intra-household level, and deliberately addressing social norms, in part through the engagement of men and community leaders. In our strategy for working with women, we facilitate women’s individual as well as collective agency to strengthen their voice. The collectives of women, at the village level and at block level then strive for their rightful entitlements. An understanding of their lawful claims, and the power of ‘being together’ gives them the courage to assert themselves.

Their collective voices have made their presence felt not only in the public spaces but are also leading to a change in gender relations with in the household as well as villages they live in. Their enhanced social capability and effectiveness has contributed to their empowerment both at the individual level as well as jointly making them more assertive in essence.