SARAL SAMUDAY – A STEP TOWARDS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

As part of the Corporate Social Responsibility, a lot of companies are investing their time, money and most importantly their interest in the betterment of society. And on a brighter note, this has made the common masses more aware and sensitised about the need for bringing and encouraging such projects for community development. As per […]

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YES, ME TOO

As women, it does not surprise us when we learn that each one of us has undergone some form of sexual harassment, assault or violence at some point in our lives. Honestly, sharing these stories with friends, acquaintances and family members can be both comforting as well as horrifying. At one go, it does help […]

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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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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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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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Journey: Simple girl to Seamstress

In the year 2015, Ahmedabad Women’s Action Group- AWAG had obtained ‘Young Women Social Entrepreneurship Training’ from British Council, sponsored by DIAGEO. This training program was divided into two phases, I & II where 100 young women had to be trained to emerge as successful social entrepreneurs. The YWSE training was cascaded to another 100 […]

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