Women's Empowerment in Indian Villages

Reproductive and Child Health
Women's Empowerment in Indian Villages (WEIV) delivers attitudinal changes in health and well-being. WEIV imparts practical information concerning all aspects of Reproductive and Child Health. WEIV staff mobilise the community to access Government programs and ensure the Government delivers these programs.

The Reproductive Health programme addresses contraceptive awareness, pre-natal guidance, maternal health and well-being. The programme empowers young married couples to delay and space their pregnancies, equips unmarried adolescents with appropriate information regarding sexual health and marriageable age, and brings about improved demand and access to reproductive health services to the community.

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Literacy Centres
Women's Empowerment in Indian Villages (WEIV) has established eight Literacy Centres for adolescent girls aged 12 to 18 years. These girls have been taken out of the education system to help work on the land, or in other ways support their family. They come from the poorest families and no fees are charged.

Classes are held from 10am till 2pm, enabling the girls to complete their daily domestic and agricultural chores.

The girls attend for three years to gain skills in basic Hindi/English/Arithmetic. Hindi is the main learning medium. The ability to read and write in Hindi greatly increases their personal capacity and their value within their family.

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WEIV Videos
Watch videos that detail the many aspects of the Women's Empowerment in Indian Villages programme.

* To empower a single woman is to empower the whole society.

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

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Organisation Overview

WEIV works in the field of community development through women's empowerment. We are working to create a society where women are treated with absolute justice, equality and fraternity and in turn, ensure justice to all the citizens.

Vision:
A society without poverty, illiteracy, sickness, child labour or gender and social inequality.

Mission:
To empower women within the community by making them aware of their basic rights and providing basic education, health security, leading to gender and social equality and livelihood security.

Strategy and Programmes

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 health.

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

Social Awareness

Awareness of Reproductive and Child Health:
The aim is to bring about attitudinal changes in health and well-being by imparting practical information concerning all aspects of Reproductive and Child Health. WEIV staff mobilise the community to access Government programs and are on the ground to ensure the Government delivers these programs.

Awareness of International Women's Empowerment Initiatives:
WEIV provides awareness about women's empowerment to the target villages. To date women who are involved in WEIV have become more vocal, capable of taking their own decisions and have thus become socially empowered.

Read some of our Success Stories here