Academy of Root Development Australia Inc  

Women's Empowerment in Indian Villages

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Womens Empowerment India

Women's Empowerment in Indian Villages (WEIV)

Watch our latest video on Reproductive Health and Literacy Centres for illiterate adolescent girls here on YouTube

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Watch the 'International Women's Day 2014 Rally' video here on Youtube

* ARD believes in the philosophy that to empower a single woman is to empower the society in turn.

1. Social Empowerment:
Social empowerment forms an integral component in the programmes delivered by WEIV. Issues relating to Health, Literacy, Basic Human Rights, Domestic Violence, Right To Information and Child Rights are addressed.

2. Economic Empowerment:
Income Generation Activity (IGA) has to date been one of the major strategies used by WEIV through which the women themselves have striven to be self-sustaining and able to become self-dependent.

3. Political Empowerment:
ARD strives to create a platform where these “most vulnerable women” can move forward together through their increasing capacity and bargaining power and can thereby fight for their rights and entitlements themselves.

Women's empowerment initiatives are the focus of WEIV's working strategy. WEIV strives to work with a rights based perspective to transform the lives of women, with a working focus on gender equality and justice.

Women's Empowerment in Indian Villages

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Academy of Root Development is a not-for-profit charitable organisation that aims to bring equity and opportunity to rural villages in Bihar, India