Women Empowerment

India is a multifaceted society where no generalization could apply to the nation’s various regional, religious, social and economic groups. Nevertheless certain broad circumstances in which Indian women live affect the way they participate in the economy. Due to lack of acceptance from the male dominant society, Indian women suffer immensely. Women are responsible for baring children, yet they are malnourished and in poor health. Women are also overworked in the field and complete the all of the domestic work. Most Indian women are uneducated.  Although the country’s constitution says women have equal status to men, women are powerless and are mistreated inside and outside the home. India is a society where the male is greatly revered. Therefore women, especially the young girls, get very little respect and due attention.


They get to eat leftover food in the house, considering families being poor and have little to begin with. This creates a major problem with malnutrition, especially for pregnant or nursing women. Very few women seek medical care while pregnant because it is thought of as a temporary condition. This is one main reason why India’s maternal and infant mortality rates are so high. Starting from birth, girls do not receive as much care and commitment from their parents and society as a boy would. Very few females attend school, because lack of awareness of education, gender inequality and girls has the responsibility of the household work.



Volunteer’s role and tasks:

-  Teach English language and computer education to adolescent girls

  Participate in women health awareness programs

-      Work in collaboration with existing women’s groups to carry out personality development programs and build confidence in adolescent girls.

-       Engage in income generation skill based training programs.

- Participate in family visits in communities and encourage more families to send women to the center.

-   Be an important member of the group while disseminating information relating to nutrition, hygiene, best practices of cooking nutritious food, child care and other important aspects relating to women.