Women represent half the population of the world. Women empowerment is a pre requisite for a healthy, vibrant society. Empowerment includes literacy and education for women, better health care for women and children, ownership of productive resources, their rights and responsibilities and improved standards of living. Economic, social empowerment and gender justice results in eliminating all types of discrimination against women and the girl child.
- Mahila Panchayat
Sahyog care for you is working to educate women because due to illiteracy they faced many hurdles in their life.
Women have been found to be at the bottom of the pyramid in matters of elementary literacy. They face many hurdles in life due to illiteracy. Thus, there is a need to provide women with basic learning. Sahyog, therefore introduced literacy classes for women using computer packages developed for this purpose. The program “Saksharta through Digitalization” is all about a scenario about adult women, they have generally been found to be the weakest group when compared with others on the matter of elementary literacy.
There is thus a need to provide this particular group with elementary learning classes; therefore Sahyog introduced literacy classes through computers in the slum areas of Delhi. This is a chance where all women take elementary education with the computers and also the other issues like Health & hygiene, Sanitation, PNDT act, MMR/IMR etc. At present Beneficiaries feels more independent and confident Fostering decision-making skills and women now lead a respectful Life.
Sahyog teaching approx 6,500 women in 108 centers. But it’s still on edge because Sahyog still feel the need to increase this number to 20,000 women within next 5 years. To achieve our goal, Sahyog functioning with women of slums for their consciousness about virtues of literacy so that they can come few steps forward and make their own contribution in this mission...Read More
This project is an endeavour to support and strengthen women SHGs by Sahyog, one Self-Help Group Started up kitchen programme under SHG Nari Shakti, which provides good quality packed meals and food products at low/affordable prices. These include thalis which cost Rs. 59 & 99 also known as the Sahyog Bhoj. The thali contains 3 chappatis, 3 vegetables, basmati rice, salad and pickle. This kitchen group prepares wholesome and hygienic food which is then delivered to various areas in Delhi/NCR.
This is another initiative to strengthen SHGs of community women to support their livelihoods. Sahyog joined hands with the Project Akshar (Students of Delhi University) so that together they provide various livelihood options for women. The set up of copy binding has been established in one of our vocational centre from the help of project Akshar...Read More
To ensure that girls and women's everyday life is not interrupted by menstruation, Sahyog started different kind of awareness campaigns to educate girls and women on hygiene and use of hygienic sanitary napkins so that girls and women can continue with their daily routine such as going to school, going to work or Doing household chores. Sahyog care for you, intervene into develop and produce low cost standard sanitary napkins which is providing in a very low rates into the communities. The impact of the program is that the users of napkins are increased and people are very aware and sensitize about their health and hygiene. This cause will help us to reduce RTI among the girls and women. around 1500 girls and women benefitted from this program...Read More
The system of Panchayat is rooted in our society, and being a man dominated and hierarchical group, they never delivered justice to women, Mahila Panchayat program is a campaign which talks about women rights and security. Legal awareness and formation of Mahila Panchayats is another initiative taken for empowerment of women. These Mahila Panchayats offer crisis intervention and legal aid at community level and help tackle local level legal disputes and assist in reduction and reconciliation of violence against women...Read More