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.

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Literacy Centres
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.

Classes are held from 10am till 2pm, enabling girls to complete family chores prior to coming and after leaving the Centre.

Two years required in any one village to educate the girls in basic Hindi/English/Arithmetic. Most are interested in English, but Hindi is the main learning medium.

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

* ARD believes in the philosophy that to empower a single woman is to empower the society in turn.

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 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 create self governing organisations for poverty reduction through achieving basic rights, basic education, health security, gender and social equality, and livelihood security for the poor by empowering women within the community.

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 justice.

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, 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.

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

Self Help Groups / Income Generating Activities / Capacity Building / Environmental Awareness