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During the Pandemic, these Organizations Empower Indian Women and Girls
Pandemic or not, women and girls have been at a disadvantage due to a multitude of issues like patriarchal mindsets, lack of financial empowerment and employment opportunities, taboos and misconceptions about periods, lack of sanitation facilities, digital literacy and many more.
From providing girls in Thar desert an opportunity to attend school to empowering grassroots women leaders in Maharashtra, the following social organizations are working on a wide range of issues.
Anahat for Change
Founded by Purvi Tanwani, Anahat for Change is a Kolkata-based NGO working to empower women through self-help groups and addressing pressing issues such as menstrual hygiene and toilet facilities in government schools and gender-based violence.
The Collective Impact Partnership
An effort led by Rise Up, How Women Lead, the Public Health Institute, Global Fund for Women, and World Pulse, the Collective Impact Partnership works with a cohort of diverse leaders of women’s organizations in Maharashtra to advance economic empowerment for women.
OneProsper and Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS)
Canada-based non-profit OneProsper partnered with Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti to work with desert communities and empower the rural communities of India. The partnership has helped 260 girls from over 130 families realize their dreams of going to school.
Founded by social entrepreneur Raashi Anand, Lakshyam works in the area of women’s empowerment through education for children and skill development. Lakshyam has been working with women from slum dwellings, providing them training to handcraft cloth bags to earn a living.
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Originally published by Herstory