Women and Child Development
Girls and young women are eager to work around social and familial restrictions to build an identity for themselves in the world. Our programmes for adolescent girls span education, health, and social issues like early and child marriage.
Women's Collectives (SHGs)
Women’s access to and ownership of mobile phones is limited in rural areas, but their presence in collectives has been growing over the decades. We work with women’s collectives to encourage women to access, and participate in, discussions on our platforms important to their lives, ranging from micro-finance to local governance to health education and legal rights.
Women’s participation in political decision-making at the grassroots spurs their personal growth, contributes to strengthening female leadership, and has positive implications for local governance too. We seek to highlight the importance of women’s participation in the community and stir discussions around existing challenges to bring about change through collective awareness and action.
Actionable Info & Awareness
My voice, my identity
Meri Awaz Meri Pehchan users have reported using the platform to help convince their husbands to continue education for their daughters, delay early arranged marriages until girls have obtained some level of education, gain access to beneficial government programs, and to improve their lives in other ways.
Infotainment empowers! Forced #earlymarriage stopped
Infotainment empowers! Listen to Pooja Kumari who shares that she stopped her friend's forced #earlymarriage by calling 1098.
Enabling women to inspire each other and express themselves
Women share how they are able to express themselves, get support for livelihood and social security issues through #MeriAwaazMeriPehchaan.
Locked girls’ toilet opened after collective action
Inspired by a show on our Meri Panchayat Meri Shakti programme, women collectivise to get authorities to unlock the girls’ toilet so that students can use it.