GENDER

RANGE OF ACTIVITIES

Engagement of women in Self-Help Groups

Promotion of drudgery reduction devices like bicycle weeders, mixer grinders, etc

Awareness Meditative Relaxation exercises to change mind-sets towards women

Providing micro-credit to encourage self-employment

Interventions to improve health, safe family planning

Training and exposure visits of women to build capacity

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

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HIGHLIGHTS

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

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Featured Report

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.

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Featured Newsletter

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.

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Featured Blog

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.

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Featured Video

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.

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Featured Booklet

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.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information, contact us on preetilata.gaikwad@wotr.org.in and bhagyashree.moholkar@wotr.org.in.