COAL LABOURER

COAL LABOURERS’ UNION: A GLANCE AT AWAG’S PAST INTERVENTIONS AWAG’s objective has always been to take women’s issues beyond the individual level. With this in mind in 1993, AWAG initiated work with the coal labourers. The idea was to organise them into a union through which they could demand appropriate wages and basic facilities at […]

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Sejalben Case Study – July 2017

A CASE PRESENTATION: WOMEN’S MENSTRUAL HEALTH AWARENESS AND SANITATION PROJECT IN PATAN, GUJARAT “I am Sejalben from Village Anavada, Dist Patan, Gujarat. I am 26 years old and am working as an ASHA worker in the village since the last 2 years. I had participated in the menstrual health and sanitation meeting organized by AWAG […]

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MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

With the World Mental Health Day, just gone on October 10, it is important to understand that Mental Illness is still highly stigmatized, especially in the country like India. This year’s World Mental Health Day’s theme was ‘Mental Health in the Workplace’. A huge chunk of India’s working class undergoes some sort of psychological distress […]

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE

Despite the fact that the Government has declared the ‘Anti-Sexual Harassment Act’ to be mandatory, harassment of women at their workplaces has not reduced. As per the survey done by Indian National Bar Association (INBA), out of 6,047 participants (both male and female), 38% confessed to have been a victim of sexual harassment at the […]

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GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. It knows no social, economic or national boundaries. Worldwide, an estimated one in three women experiences physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime. Gender-based violence undermines the health, dignity, security and autonomy of its victims, yet it remains […]

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How Do You Know If You Have Cervical Cancer

LIFE IS PRECIOUS! 10 WARNING SIGNS OF CERVICAL CANCER YOU SHOULD NOT IGNORE Cervical Cancer, in women, is the second most common cancer worldwide, next only to breast cancer. It occurs in the cells of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Almost all cases of cervical cancer are […]

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HOW SAFE ARE WOMEN IN INDIA?

Being in the 21st century, with technology, digitalization and development being flaunted all over the country and the world at large, the need to talk about this subject, “How safe are women in India?” still reverberates. With a profound understanding of what is happening around us, it is time that the country joins hands to […]

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SOCIAL TABOOS THAT STILL SHACKLE INDIAN WOMEN

Social taboos have long been discussed and criticized, but sneakily continue to linger. Existing more commonly in economically underdeveloped countries and eastern nations like India, women are usually the worst victims of taboos. What is heartening is how the perspective is changing against taboos that have long impeded life for women. A walk down the […]

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ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT: A PATH TO SELF-RELIANCE

Social awareness, Campaigning and Advocacy, Counselling and Legal aid; surely we do all of it. Of course we believe that raising awareness is the first step towards social empowerment. Income generation can only come later. However, our income generation wing has emerged beautifully over the years. If asked what is AWAG all about? Obviously the […]

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