Programmes and Activities

WIDE (Women Empowerment Initiative)

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What is Women Empowerment? In the simplest of words it is basically the creation of an environment where women can make independent decisions on their personal development as well as shine as equals in society. Women want to be treated as equals so much so that if a woman rises to the top of her field it should be a commonplace occurrence that draws nothing more than a raised eyebrow at the gender. This can only happen if there is a channelized route for the empowerment of women.
Agenda of our Campaigns and Programmes: Make girls smarter. Many pregnant women living in poverty don’t get enough iodine, so their fetuses’ brains do not develop properly. Their children routinely lose ten to 15 IQ points—particularly the girls, for reasons not fully understood. The solution: Iodize salt, at the cost of a couple of pennies/paisa per person per year. Support a woman’s business. With a microloan of Rs.3000-5000, a woman can start a business, producing income she can use to feed her children and send them to school.

Keep a girl in school. A girl who gets an education will have fewer children, earn more money, and be able to help her younger siblings. Private sector playing part: For private sector, this not only means advancing the careers of women in their organization, but also using their network and unique experience to support women in the overall economy.

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