- India has the largest recorded number of widows in the world i.e. 33 million.
- Gurugram district has about 25,000 widows. Lack of property and income have rendered their lives insecure and in some cases that of their children.
- Insufficient awareness about government schemes and lack of skills results in their dependency on their families.
What do we wish to do?
1. To disseminate awareness about the Government schemes to widows & help them avail the benefits of such schemes.
2. To convey the importance of skill-building to the widows.
3. To develop consciousness among people to treat the widows with dignity.
How will we do it?
Project Jeeva: Our Approach Assessing the needs of the widows’:
(i) Mapping the needs and problems
(ii) Conducting surveys and meeting
(iii) Identifying challenges and barriers in availing the schemes and skills
Helping them overcome these barriers by:
(i) Spreading awareness about schemes and skills.
(ii) Arranging and conducting need-based training sessions
(iii) Facilitating benefits of the schemes at Legal Service Clinic for widows
(IV) Sensitizing the society about their issues.
Result: Upliftment of widow lives.
1. Socio-economic empowerment of widows by increasing their awareness and access to social, legal, and economic rights and opportunities.
2. Improvement in societal condition of widows by sensitizing people about the need to treat widows with respect.