RANGE OF ACTIVITIES
Gender is a mainstay of WOTR’s work – a cross-cutting priority. Gender concerns are embedded in every activity that WOTR undertakes. Since gender equality can only be achieved when men and women are equally empowered, WOTR gives emphasis to level the playing field, which it does in a variety of ways, including organising them into self-help groups and addressing women’s concerns through health, personal care and personality development services.
GENDER AND SDGS
WOTR’s work in Gender contributes to the following SDGs
1,261 SHGs with 15,105 members active in the year
249 training sessions for SHG members with 4,503 women
1,027 drudgery reducing items were distributed
6 gender training workshops were held, with 400 participants
Awareness Meditative Relaxation exercises for 400 people
54 women exposure visits with 1,486 participants
60 Samyukta Mahila Samiti trainings with 782 women
44 women gatherings (melawas) with 5,293 women attending
PUBLICATIONS IN FOCUS
Gender Dimension of Climate Change Adaptation
Women are the most vulnerable to climate change’s impacts. It is therefore necessary to understand how best we can make Climate Change Adaptation sensitive to their needs. In this study in the semi-arid regions of Maharashtra, we explore women’s perceptions about Climate Change and how to tap their knowledge and integrate it into CCA.
Ecologic August 2018
In this edition of Ecologic, we take a closer look at how our interventions in different project areas have empowered women to become more self-reliant and financially secure. Stories are from Rajasthan, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Maharashtra and cover various thematic areas like gender, water resources and livelihoods.
Do Changes in Land Use Patterns affect gender roles and relations?
Over the last couple of decades, there has been a rapid and large scale shift in rural land use patterns in many parts of the world. India is no exception to such changes. How do these changes affect women? Do they result in greater freedom for women and less drudgery? To know, read our blog.
Save the Girl Child
WOTR initiated the project ”SAVE THE GIRL CHILD” in Beed and Ahmednagar districts of Maharashtra. The aim of this project was to create awareness among villagers on the need for gender equality and to change the mind-sets they had about the girl child and sex determination.
You Gave ME a Chance
We are delighted to share with you a booklet titled “You gave me a chance”, which covers the work done by WOTR under the ‘Chance for girls project’ in 344 villages of Maharashtra. The project focused mainly on women empowerment and changing mindsets of rural communities towards the girl child among rural communities.
- A booklet on improving sex ratio in India-Save the Girl Child – https://wotr.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Save-The-Girl-Child-Booklet-2.pdf
- A chapter on women in panchayati raj institutions – https://wotr.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/18.What-are-we-in-for.pdf
- A video on changing mindsets of villagers towards girl children-Gavat Laxmi Ali (Blessed is our village) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djPtxi7XT0s&feature=youtu.be
- A talk by Anand Pawar on unlearning Gender issues – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SkN5NLeDXc&t=1s
- A video on the integrated community development in Khalapur, Raigad – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0_k6pdpDaY&feature=youtu.be
- A video on the impact of sustainable livelihood promotion activities on women-Yes I am the Change – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE-PKq5tLY0
- A paper on Gender and watershed development – https://wotr.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Gender-and-Watershed-Development.pdf
- A paper on creating space for women in watershed development – https://wotr.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/WS-Development-Creating-Space-for-Women.pdf
- An article on the WID project in Yavatmal-Widows fight the odds to regain confidence – https://wotr.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Widows-fight-the-odds-to-regain-Grassroots-February-2018.pdf
- A video on the value of women in society-Kadar Mulinchi Anand Sansarchi (Respect for women leads to a brighter future) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MysVV13WZ60&feature=youtu.be
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