Inculcating Leadership among Young Women
With the belief that adolescent girls and young women have the power to grow and transform the community, overcoming challenges faced at their young age, posed by the societal construct. The programme is designed to empower the young women to challenge the gender-based discrimination, disadvantages and violence that they are exposed to. While they are yet to be conditioned to the social conditioning and construct, the first step is to educate and sensitise them about the socio-economic and psychological problems through group mechanism, enhancing their potential to address the societal problems. Leveraging the existing SHG platforms, Young Women SHGs are formed to provide them with their own platform to address the issues with the same beliefs and principles of “self-help” like savings, financial literacy, and awareness creation about health, hygiene and sanitation.