Reproductive and Child Health
The aim is to bring about attitudinal changes in health and well-being, as well as 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 that Government delivers these programs.
The Reproductive Health programme addresses contraceptive awareness, pre-natal guidance, maternal health and well-being. The programme aims to empower young, married couples to delay and space their pregnancies, to equip unmarried adolescents with appropriate information regarding sexual health and marriageable age, and to bring about improved action, demand and access to reproductive health services.
WEIV has established eight Literacy Centres for adolescent girls, 12 to 18 years of age. These are girls who have been taken out of the education system to help work on the land, or in other ways earn money for their family. They come from the poorest families and no fees will be charged.
Shakti - Women’s Empowerment Festival
Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of September
at The Byron Theatre
The aim of the festival is to Explore, Celebrate and Promote women's empowerment and to bring active awareness regarding the strengths of women in our society today, while at the same time supporting a local programme that is empowering women in rural India.
The format of the Festival will include a Friday evening with a presentation of WEIV’s work in India and a musical concert, plus a Saturday programme including forums/workshops/talks on specific topics as detailed below, followed by an evening of Indian classical dance themed around Women’s Empowerment.