Empowering Girls & Women
There are running two project to empowering girls & women
Various studies, as well as our experience, have shown that when we work towards women empowerment, the whole society benefits. But unfortunately in India, far from being empowered, most women are denied even their basic rights like health, education, employment and a respectable status in society.
According to a recent UNDP Human Development Report, India has a dangerously imbalanced sex ratio, the chief reason being rampant female infanticide and sex-selective abortions.
Disha, meaning a correct direction towards job &Prayaas meaning a good effort for enemployed was initiated in 2015- 2016 to address these challenges through a simple yet effective approach. The program me is specifically aimed at realization of both individual and collective self-esteem and inner strength for marginalized and socially excluded women and adolescent girls through innovative community practices.
A tailor-made strategy called the ‘4 S Model’ has been developed under Disha&Prayaas for women empowerment. The ‘4 S Model’ is an acronym for four novel approaches, namely Seeking Healthcare as a Behavior, Support for Education, Supporters through Male Involvement, and Sustaining the Change in Communities.
The program me identifies adolescent girls and women from the community and develops them into Change Agents, who in turn actively contribute to the community mobilization process.
So far, Disha&Prayaas has successfully made a difference to the lives of over ,600 women and girl children.