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

An Interview with Nalini Ben

Nalini ben is Joint Secratary at AWAG. She has been a part of AWAG’s journey since it came to existence in 1981.  Nalini Ben’s Story Nalini ben is from Savrastra, a very backward area. She explained that the society there is extremely conservative, and people are entrenched into social customs. Since childhood she excelled in […]

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A Journey with Ahmedabad Women’s Action Group

by Pinal (Student, Masters in Social Work, Mahatama Gandhi Labour Institute and AWAG intern) It is unbelievable how much wisdom I have attained in a short span of three months! Back when I reflect, it was like a blank paper, I had come to AWAG for my internship, along with seven other classmates. I had […]

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Happy to Bleed

AWAG has initiated a ‘health and hygiene project’ in the villages of Radhanpur, Gujarat to raise awareness on reproductive and menstrual health along with entrepreneurial training for marketing of sanitary pads and other hygiene products. Coming from a big city, I have never much pondered upon menstruation being a taboo for most of the Indian […]

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Celebrating Human Rights Day at AWAG

‘Women rights is human rights and human rights is women rights’ –Dr. Ilaben Patak, AWAG According to United Nations (1978), all human beings are born free and are equal in dignity and rights. Human rights are inherent to all human beings irrespective of nationality, gender, religion or social status. The constitution of India also pledges […]

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You are not alone

Health Organisation (2011) reported India as the most depressed nation. Despite this negative honour, mental health is still highly stigmatised in Indian society. To address this under-emphasised issue, AWAG has undertaken a ‘Mental health project for Women and Adolescents’ since 2008 wherein underprivileged women and children can benefit from free expert counselling. Nearly every one, […]

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Current Projects

Ahmedabad Women’s Action Group has been conducting training for Young Women Social Entrepreneurship Development Program. The training is a cascade training that was originally undertaken by Miss Farnaz Barodawala and Miss Tasneem Baldiwala at IIMK, Kerala in May 2015. This training program is sponsored by DIAGEO and partnered by British Council. In Phase II, a […]

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Supporting women

Ahmedabad Women’s Action Group (AWAG) founded in 1981 by Dr Ila Pathak aims to protest violence against women, raise the image of women in society and support their rights thereby providing them a life of dignity, welfare, education and economic betterment. AWAG adopts a holistic approach to women’s empowerment and addresses the issue of domestic […]

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Ashini’s Story

Pseudonyms have been used to protect the identity of women. Ashini is a 19 year old girl. Since childhood she has been a victim of sexual abuse from her father – the family breadwinner, and an alcoholic. At age 14 she was forced to marry, advocated greatly by her mother who thought that this would […]

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CAG report – 2015

On April 16th, AWAG hosted a discussion on the CAG report and the new startling facts about circumstances of women and children in Gujarat. The discussion involved leading experts including Ami Yagnik (activist and high court lawyer), Suresh Mehta (Economist and former Chief Minister of Gujarat) and Professor Rohit Shukla. Read more here about what the […]

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Hello from AWAG

Welcome to the AWAG Blog! We will be posting all of our latest news and updates here so be sure to keep checking in to see whats going on at AWAG. This blog is for sharing our stories with our supporters, and we really appreciate any feedback. We want writers too, so if you are […]

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