Women Empowerment

Funded by Sanjeev Singh – Astha Gram Seva– (since F/Y 2020-21) our Centre for Women, based in Bihar

provides legal awareness/counselling/aid to victims of domestic violence/abuse, and their rehabilitation through vocational training in Computer Application, Beauty Culture and Cutting & Tailoring. The Centre is a catalyst for bringing about social, economic and legal empowerment of underprivileged women; encouraging micro-enterprises and entrepreneurship development through Self-Help Groups (SFG’s). Adult education and health are other areas of assistance.

Counseling & Legal Aid for women who are often victims of domestic violence / sexual harassment and abuse.  Women and children are often at higher risk of violence and abuse in the densely packed slum settings.  With low level of literacy rates, women often, are unaware of their legal rights and Government schemes that are in place to help them. Our legal counselor, offers women in the slum communities, aid and counseling, access to government social welfare schemes, and helps them find a voice for themselves and their children.

We recently conducted Nai Roshni program under the auspices of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt. of India. The objective was to raise awareness of social issues and provide legal literacy especially about women rights. They were also taught how to write legal applications and seek legal aid. The primary obstacles to the realization of women’s human rights in India, are social and cultural in nature, deeply rooted in the traditions of its communities