Women empowerment is all about promoting women's sense of self respect, self worth and their abilities to make their choices and influence the social change for themselves and for the society. Women empowerment is a fundamental human right that focuses on achieving a peaceful and prosperous world where women are respected and free to do whatever they want to do.
Women empowerment and promoting the rights of women have emerged as a need for the society as a whole. Women are meant to be symbols of power and strength everywhere, they need to be respected at every place whether in marketplace, surrounding, workplace , home or in the community. We cannot say that women are less than men in any area, in fact in today's world they can do everything which men can do. Some of the program being implemented for the purpose are provided below:
- Stitching Centres:
Certified stitching and Tailoring Courses are being conducted at two centers of Umarda and Chhatai. The classes were held in one shift for the convenience of the women and girls without hampering their other responsibilities. We had 40 students between the age group of 16 years to 30 years are registered with us. USHA also trains USHA International affiliates of these centers and our teachers. Items would be produced by the women trained in these centers would be sold in Hotels, Retail markets, and open markets.
- Rangoli Competition
Rangoli Competition was organized in village Majhtoliya on June 4 and Chhatai on June 8, 2011. A total of 60 girls from 4 villages had participated in the Rangoli Competition, of which 37 had participated at Chhatai and 23 at Majhtoliya.
- Livelihoods Promotion (Diwali Diya)
To orient the man/women for income generation activity, we promote Diya and Bamboo basket making for Diwali occasions at Umarda and Chhatai. The products were prepared by the students of the sewing center of Umarda and Chhatai village, and 20 participants were involved. In this program total of 500 packets were prepared. A profit of Rs.16394/- was generated.
- Beauty Classes
Three, seven days training program of beauty classes were organized at Majholi (June 4 – June 12), Chhatai (July 1 – July 8, 2011), and Majhtoliya (September 20 – September 27) villages.
Women are meant to be symbols of power and strength everywhere, they need to be respected at every place whether in marketplace, surrounding, workplace , home or in the community.
Women skilled at Nav Kiran stitching & Tailoring Centre
In a developing world, women and girls are considered more valuable than boys. Instead of making them educated, many families make them busy with household work and some families even do the underage marriage of their daughters. We at Avaada Foundation aim to bring awareness on women empowerment across all women especially in rural areas. We have taken many initiatives to make them bold and self-sufficient.
We have seen many cases where men are not giving value to their women. To deal with this we provide stitching machines and operate stitching training centres that make them talented, and we also help them in giving the production orders by which day they become working women and their values will automatically rise in the eyes of their husband. Along with this we have initiated many programs that help the women in powering and make themselves sufficient whether emotionally or financially. And this is not the end, at Avaada foundation, we are continuously making efforts to empower women in every aspect.