CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: A STEP TOWARDS ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

Did you know that in India out of the 58.5 million entrepreneurs, women constitute only 13.76% which accounts to roughly 8.05 million! In turn, these female entrepreneurs provide employment to other 13.45 million people. The responsibility of Indian women to the economy is constantly addressed; anyway their pledge to the National economy is under evaluated. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Around the World in 10 Kilometres

Last month, AWAG took part in the Global Giving Winter Challenge, with the aim of raising £2500 in a space of 5 weeks from over 50 individual donors. The challenge involved raising money for one project, for which AWAG chose phase II of our previously successful sanitary and menstrual health project. More information can be found […]

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CELEBRATING HUMAN RIGHTS DAY AT AWAG – 10TH DECEMBER 2016

“Stand up for someone’s rights today!”… was the theme announced by the UN for this year’s Human Rights Day celebrations. The violation of women’s rights is a widespread phenomenon. To accept that the Human Rights of women and men are essentially equal is a very difficult proposition, especially in the Indian milieu. Despite the Right […]

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AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AT AHMEDABAD WOMEN’S ACTION GROUP (AWAG)

by Faeza Jariwala (Post graduate Student, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Maharaja Saiyajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat and AWAG intern) After due interactions between my faculty head and AWAG’s Secretary Ms Sara Baldiwala, my internship for a month’s duration was confirmed. This provided an opportunity for me to learn the broad concepts related […]

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