• Ahmedabad Women's Action Group - Empowering Women Against Violence since 1981

PANKHI: ONE CALL CAN SET YOU FREE

  AWAG has been active on the issues of violence against women since 1981. And over the years, we have faced one question that leaves us wondering, ‘Are people so ignorant about the on-going crimes against women!’ ‘Oh common, do you really think that women are undergoing any sort of violence.’ ‘There are so many […]

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This Independence Day, Let’s See The Glass As HALF FULL

No, we don’t intend to get up on the soapbox and lecture you about where women stand after all these years of India’s independence in terms of equality. As the world gets more and more close, (thanks to social media), we know pretty much that’s happening all around us. Now, this Independence day, you can […]

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VOICES FROM THE FIELD

Menstrual health and sanitation in India is a huge problem. 88% of women and girls do not have access to sanitary pads. 23% of adolescent girls drop out of school when they start menstruating and 85% of them are left housebound. Due to lack of awareness and affordability women used sand, ash, rags or dirty […]

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A TRIBUTE TO MY MOTHER ON MOTHER’S DAY

I still remember that afternoon when the sun was out there, blistering with all its might. I was 10 years old and celebrating the summer vacation with my younger brother. Both my brother and I had kept our fingers crossed for it to rain and it was as if God was being extremely kind to […]

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TOWARDS A FRESH AND HEALTHY PERIOD

The country whose Bollywood movies now revolve on sanitary napkins, is expected to attain tremendous progress in terms of hygiene and sanitation. Lakshmi, a newly married welder who causes a stir in his East Indian village tries to revolutionize the manufacturing of sanitary napkins for women. But the sad fact is that even movies like […]

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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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