- Nearly half of Indian women do not have a bank or savings accounts for their own use, and 60% of women have no valuable assets to their name. (UN India, Gender Equality: Women’s Economic Empowerment)
- The rate of literacy for men is 80.9%, whereas for women it is only 64.6% (Sage Journals, “Gender Disparity in Literacy in India”)
- Unemployment rate among Indian women is more than double that of men (The Economic Times, “Unemployment rate among Indian women more than double of men: Study”)
When women are empowered, healthy and free from violence and discrimination, they build a better future for themselves, their families, communities and nation. Investing in women empowerment projects is not only the right thing to do, but it’s also the smart thing to do. Women across India still face challenges due to multiple forms of marginalization based on poverty, religion, occupation, location, etc.
That is why, Responsenet’s women empowerment programs create a unique opportunity for marginalized women to get the right training, guidance and technical assistance. It explores various aspects of empowering women, teaching them how to drive their lives forward and assists them in re-claiming their potential through a range of different strategies.