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Fight Against Hunger 'Each one feed one'
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    Arohini women empowerment Association
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    Arohini women empowerment Association

    from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Arohini – meaning 'steadily ascending' - was started on Women Day on 8th March 2018 with an aim to empower rural women with knowledge and skills. It is a based Lucknow based organisation and currently it has _ women in the network constituting  _ SHGs active in __ districts.
Vision: Implement programmes aimed at women’s empowerment and empowerment of the economically weaker sections of the society.
Mission: Enable women with the necessary knowledge and livelihood skills along with other opportunities in health and agriculture so that they become confident and independent.
In 2015, Millennium Development Goal replaced by 17 new challenging goals for us to achieve by 2030. Gender equality (Goal 5) is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals which described by UN Women as “integral to all dimensions of inclusive and sustainable development. In short, all the SDGs depend on the achievement of Goal 5.” Discrimination against women existing since time immemorial and unfortunately, we are seeing an upward trend in the violence against women especially in developing countries. Achieving gender equality and end all forms of discrimination against women & girls everywhere by 2030 seems formidable but not impossible. National governments standalone can’t reach such target, hence, they need earnest support from the private sector and local NGOs. Such support is needed more in developing countries where the situation is worse.
India is one of the countries who signed the declaration on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals. It is a nation of contradiction, a country where women are worshipped and equally disrespected. According to 2016 survey done by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), 106 women raped each day in India (4 in 10 victims are minors) which increased from 92 rape each day from 2014. Female literacy rate stands at 65.46% vs 82.14% male literacy, and despite above 60% female literacy rate, only 26% of working-age women are working in paid jobs wherein China it is 67%. Critical reasons for such low participation of women in employment are a) entrenched gender norm in the society, b) rising incomes of men which forces women to quit job and c) lack of quality jobs for women. According to IMF, India will be 27% richer if India rebalances its workforce. 2015 McKinsey Global study also highlights the fact that India will increase its GDP by 16-60% by 2025 by merely enabling women to participate in the economy at par with men.
The situation of women is not even across states in India. In 2017, Hindustan Times published a Women Empowerment Index which put Uttar Pradesh along with Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal in bottom five worst states in women empowerment while Sikkim and Meghalaya occupy top two positions out of 36 who performed better.
In Uttar Pradesh crime against women and patriarchal attitude are the reasons to blame for 9.9% girls (age 11-14 years) are still out of school which is the highest among all states in India. A survey in 2017 indicates that 57% of rural women in UP want to work and 67% want to study further however because of financial constraints and lack of skills they are not able to pursue their passion. Unfortunately, only a handful organisations are working in UP who socially and economically empower rural women.        
A Journey from Social Empowerment to Economic Empowerment
Empowerment is possible when women become economically independent and self-aware about their rights. They should also be confident, should not feel less than man and inspire other women as well. There are many social barriers in a rural area which prevent women to flourish.
During moving around the city we saw several people collecting some places when lockdown has started. These places identified as un-notified urban slum  area. Then we talk to them they belong various category :Rikhshawpuller , Daily wagers, Domestic helpers ,Labours from unorganized sector , some of other state resident and Auto drivers .Earlier we have not work with them but we talk to them they don't have any support from anywhere. They are hungry, emotionally stressed afraid and above of that they become jobless. Then we have decided to do something from them.
we have no fund because our Organization is very new. So we started discussion with like minded people and groups .Some individual and stationary Vikarayta and Nirmata Association ready to provide us fund and support and we started our community kitchen from 25th march 2020. Initially we provided cooked meal to 500 people and Ration kit { 5pepole in a family for 6 days -rice, pulse, wheat floor, oil, salt]to 20 families. Gradually numbers goes high ,now we will provide cooked meal packet 3000 people( 1500 people -Lunch and 1500 people Dinner) and  ration kit to 40 families regularly.

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