Tag: gender discrimination

  • Aarti for Girls: empowering change in the shadows of injustice

    Aarti for Girls: empowering change in the shadows of injustice

    IN the heart of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, the NGO Aarti for Girls fights against discriminatory practices that affect women and girls. Amidst this challenging landscape, a beacon of hope emerged in 1992 in the form of the NGO Aarti for Girls. Founded by Sandhya, this organization embarked on a mission to…

  • NGOs in Delhi making a difference

    NGOs in Delhi making a difference

    NGOs have a community-focused approach to make a significant impact on various social, economic and environmental issues. In India, where socio-economic disparities are prevalent, NGOs in Delhi assist government initiatives to help vulnerable populations. They offer a wide range of services, including education, healthcare, women’s empowerment, environmental conservation, disaster relief and poverty alleviation. These initiatives…

  • Best NGOs in Hyderabad fighting poverty

    Best NGOs in Hyderabad fighting poverty

    SIMILAR to many places across the country, Hyderabad grapples with the persistent challenge of poverty and a significant portion of the population remains trapped in poverty’s grip. Uneven distribution of wealth, lack of access to quality education, and limited job opportunities contribute to this issue. Slums juxtaposed with opulent neighborhoods serve as a reminder of…

  • How NGOs are promoting women’s rights in India

    How NGOs are promoting women’s rights in India

    India, the world’s largest democracy, has made significant strides in various fields, yet the fight for women’s rights remains an ongoing battle. Despite numerous challenges and deep-rooted patriarchal norms, Indian women have persevered in their struggle to secure their rightful place in society. And NGOs for women’s rights are playing an important role in this…

  • 5 major hurdles in the way of girls’ education

    5 major hurdles in the way of girls’ education

    THE heart-warming sight of girls dressed in uniforms, cycling through lush green paddy fields to get to school, has become increasingly common in rural India. This stands as a testament to the significant progress the country has made in improving girls’ education. In 1951, barely 1 out 10 women in India were able to read…

  • 10 NGOs helping victims of violence against women fight back

    10 NGOs helping victims of violence against women fight back

    ACCORDING to the United Nations, one in three women and girls experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime – most frequently by an intimate partner. The incidences of violence against women reached a new level in India during Covid-19. For instance, the number of domestic violence complaints received by the National Commission for Women…

  • Top 5 NGOs helping victims of domestic violence

    Top 5 NGOs helping victims of domestic violence

    GENDER discrimination and domestic violence against women are common in India. The National Health Family Survey (NHFS-4) report revealed that close to 42% of men believed a husband was justified in hitting his wife. It also states that one in every three women in India has experienced emotional, physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.…