Happy and Empower with Women

SHILPA KASHELKAR
Posted August 30, 2018 from India
Happy and Empower with Women
With Rural Women for Economic Empowerment

I was placed in one hospital for counselling work in the year 1998-99. That time one of my friend was admitted for HIV treatment. This episode has changed my life as person and professional.  I decided to work with PLWHA ( People Living with HIV/AIDS) to access their rights.

After that I worked with various marginalized groups such as sex workers and transgender groups. After this work experience,  I have decided to work for other marginalized groups such as Muslim Women & Community  and Single women in India.

In last 20-22 years I faced many challenges in field, but with support and trust of community and team I have handled all issues. The most challenging experience was working in riots for rehabilitation of marginalized people especially women and children.

Presently I am working with rural women for social and economic empowerment.

I have motivated number of women to live life with dignity and happily and connected them to each other. 

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Laila_Oakland
Aug 30, 2018
Aug 30, 2018

Hi Shilpa,
Thank you so much for sharing this story! And I had the privilege of hearing it live when we met. I look forward to learning more about you through CIP.

SHILPA KASHELKAR
Aug 30, 2018
Aug 30, 2018

Dear Laila
thanks for feedback
regards
Shilpa

vidyacip
Aug 30, 2018
Aug 30, 2018

In working with women you find your strength, that is so positive and empowering. Would like to know about the challenges you faced and how they led to learning. Best wishes...

SHILPA KASHELKAR
Jul 10, 2019
Jul 10, 2019

Dear Vidya
thanks a lot …..connected
regards
Shilpa

Jill Langhus
Aug 31, 2018
Aug 31, 2018

Hi Shilpa,

Welcome to World Pulse:-) Thanks for sharing some of your amazing work and mission with us. I'm looking forward to seeing more posts from you about some of the work you do and what you're passionate about. Have a great day!

SHILPA KASHELKAR
Sep 12, 2018
Sep 12, 2018

Thanks dear for feedback ...sure would like to share more stories of my work and also stories of girls and women from communities.

Jill Langhus
Sep 12, 2018
Sep 12, 2018

You're welcome:)

Sounds great. Perhaps you could include your story for the current call for stories, "The Future of Security is Women:" https://www.worldpulse.com/en/voices-rising/story-awards/88510.

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Feb 06, 2019
Feb 06, 2019

Dear Shilpa,
You are an amazing woman indeed. Reaching out to these women who need you the most is amazing. Thank you for strengthening them and empowering them. What you is truly amazing and thank you for sharing your story with us. Looking forward to hearing more stories. Stay blessed.

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 22, 2019
Feb 22, 2019

Hello Shilpa,
I am so glad to find out about your work, all of it so important, and work that many would not find their way to do. Your story shows such a beautiful progression of choices led by your heart. It is people most in need of justice and support that need to be the priority, and you show here how well our hearts can lead the way.

In sisterhood,
Tam

Salma Malik
Mar 24, 2019
Mar 24, 2019

Great indeed. Motivation others is a kind of great human service and it works wonder.

LuxG
Aug 21, 2019
Aug 21, 2019

You're such an inspiring woman! Thank you so much for helping to better the lives of these women!