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 a level-playing field, which it does in a variety of ways, including organising women into self-help groups and addressing their concerns through health, personal care and personality development .
At WOTR, our philosophy of gender and women empowerment is rooted in the concept of the ‘wheels of the bullock cart’. Just as the wheels of a bullock cart have to be of the same size for it to move forwardly smoothly, men and women have to be equal partners for society to move forward in a sustainable way.
We achieve this by focusing on empowering both women and men by making them equal partners and beneficiaries of this empowerment.