Initiative Update

Ensuring socio-economic empowerment of vulnerable women farmers

Manisha Tokle
Posted June 9, 2020 from India

We trained 100 women will become leaders - with them are associated with 500 women.

The leaders are trained on economic leadership, through SFH or through accessing various government schemes. These women then get economic empowerment, so they can sustain themselves. We also work with women farmers who husband have committed suicide to survey them. From this survey we understood their situation, so we recommended the local government to focus on them, so they get the property that is rightfully theirs. Since the paperwork is not in order, widowed women often do not get their husband's property.

The government has surveyed them. We recommended to the government to set up committees at district level, so decisions can be taken timely for more women like these. In light of this the state govt has produced a GR to connect women to different schemes based on the priority. We have also appealed to the government to make sure the GR on connecting women across education, employment, etc, (9) departments gets effectively implemented.

We also worked with females workers in the sugarcane industry. Women who are very young are forced to do hysterectomy. So we mobilized various stakeholders to look into the matter. In light of this, the local government set up a committee to investigate into this matter. Through this, various sugar cane factories are given guidelines to provide a safe working space for women workers.

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

500

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Jill Langhus
Jun 10
Jun 10

Hello Manisha,

Welcome back! How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your amazing update. What is a "GR?" and do let us know why these poor women are being forced to undergo hysterectomy. Horrible to have that decision forced upon you.

Hello, Manisha,

Congratulations on your impressive project! Keep it up! Thank you for sharing!

Chidimma
Jun 10
Jun 10

Hello dear Tokle. Great impact on women. Please keep up the good work. I love your work.

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hello Tokle,
Thank you so much for sharing your post about your initiative and the impact it has had on the community. Continue with your good work and the impact that you are having on the community.
Have a lovely day and take care of yourself.
Be blessed.

Chi8629
Jun 12
Jun 12

Thank you for sharing .
We love you so much .
Please stay safe out there.

Anita Shrestha
Jun 18
Jun 18

Thank you for sharing

Beth Lacey
Jun 25
Jun 25

This is wonderful work. You have so much of your heart in it

Carol Sunborn
yesterday
yesterday

Please give us an update and let us know how the project for rural women is working. I hope you are able to help many rural women. How can I help?