#IstandWithHer : adding grassroot power to the fight

Madhuri Deshkar
Posted December 6, 2019 from India

I always believed that to win the fight against gender-based violence, we need more leaders at the grassroot to address this issue. Those who live in villages know that women face more violence there at every step but cannot fight it as they have more challenges such as lack of  courage or leadership skills. So I and my organization are training and empowering grassroot women leaders, so that they can be more aware, more organized and more effective to lead women against discrimination and violence. This month also I am playing a leaders' role to empower other leaders in my community in Bhandara district of Maharashtra state. I think women must stand up for each other. That is why #IStandupWithHer

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maeann
Dec 06, 2019
Dec 06, 2019

Thank you for sharing Madhuri.

I stand with you #IStandWithHer

Madhuri Deshkar
Dec 07, 2019
Dec 07, 2019

Thanks dear

Lisbeth
Dec 07, 2019
Dec 07, 2019

Hi Madhuri,
I totally agree to your strategy. Grassroot is the foundation to build on for sure. Thanks fo sharing.
Regards

Madhuri Deshkar
Dec 07, 2019
Dec 07, 2019

Thanks dear

Jill Langhus
Dec 07, 2019
Dec 07, 2019

Hello Dear Madhuri,

How are you doing, dear? I agree about needing more leaders and that women must stand up for each other. Great job! How many women have you been training? Thanks for sharing your update and photo.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Madhuri Deshkar
Dec 07, 2019
Dec 07, 2019

Thanks dear

Anita Shrestha
Dec 07, 2019
Dec 07, 2019

good

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 08, 2019
Dec 08, 2019

Hello, Madhuri,

This is a great initiative! I agree that we need more women leaders at the grassroots level. Congratulations on organizing this event. Keep it up! Thank you for sharing.

Madhuri Deshkar
Dec 08, 2019
Dec 08, 2019

Thanks dear you have read my story .Am also read you story
motivated woman right.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 10, 2019
Dec 10, 2019

You're welcome, dear sister. Keep it up. You inspire me.

Paulina Nayra
Dec 08, 2019
Dec 08, 2019

Way to go Madhuri. Developing more grassroots women leaders is what we need so that our work will multiply and we'll have more sisters to work with and more women advocates and responders to VAW. May your tribe increase Madhuri!

Huggs from the Philippines!

Madhuri Deshkar
Dec 08, 2019
Dec 08, 2019

Thanks dear for the opportunity