As is a widely known fact, the condition of women in India as well the rest of the world personifies pitiful. Not only is it the horrifying numbers that shamefully indicate our high rates of female feticide (Current Sex Ratio of India in 2015 is 943 Females/1000 Males.), but also the enormously ignored, dire need of attention towards all round development of girls in India. Leaving behind the educational and medical front, girls India lag far behind in receiving affection as well. Be it a husband, mother, father, brother or any blood relation, a girl is reprimanded right from birth, till death. Ashaa Foundation ideology is to make amend by tackling the issue from its very origin- beliefs and situation
Our aim is to level the employment field for disadvantaged women by providing bold livelihoods options thatenhance women’ economic status, dignity, and decision-making within their families.
To achieve this, our Women empowerment programme empowers women with minimal economic and social capital to become self dependents . We help women to secure employment opportunities in partnership others NGO and government body
By helping women acquire non-traditional livelihoods with dignity, we are ultimately developing a cadre o fempowered women who become agents of change. These women carry values of inclusion, mutual respect and equality, and democratise the spaces in which they live, whether it’s their family or community.
To ensure the transformation we work towards extends beyond the empowered women and their communities, we influence the government and other stakeholders to make non-traditional livelihood options with dignity universally accessible to women in India. We also advocate for the social concerns being considered in livelihood programmes for women. Through our work we contribute to achieving the goal of economic and social equality for women in India.
Ashaa Foundation’s mission is to provide poor women’s knowledge and skills so that they excel as professionals and entrepreneurs, and earn a “livelihood with dignity” in jobs and markets that had traditionally been closed to them. We believe that when women are socially and economically empowered, they become catalysts of change – not just in their own lives, but also in their families and communities. We work with resource-poor women to enable them to:
SAY NO TO VIOILENCE AGAINS WOMEN
India’s male to female ratio is poor yet only about half of them are literate. Close to 1.5 lakh women become victims of various crimes annually, as per reported cases. Further, an estimated 5 crore women face mental and physical cruelty. Although, the legal marriageable age for a girl in India is 18 years, our girl child doesn’t have a say when she is going to be a woman!
Ironically enough, India has the distinction of having the world's largest number of professionally qualified women! India prides in having more women as doctors, surgeons, scientists and professors than the United States has.
initiative of Ashaa Foundation aims to bring pride and dignity for our girl. We focus to enable women to realize their full potential in every sphere, be it home, office or community. This our programme helps in enhancing the skills and information relevant to make them realize their self-esteem.
RAY OF HOME
Ashaa Foundation struggle has so far enabled a significant thousand of women to support their families. It has liberated women in the matter social rights, respect and well-deserved affection; a phenomenon far lesser acknowledged than their importance in the society. Today, our reach has widened to several parts of the country. where we has effectively made foreseeable changes in the community. A year earlier,in rular place, women’s lived without electricity, education, toilets, schools and without hope. we rescued the society by implementing our programs and giving what
EXPANDING WOMEN’S ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES
Our projects expand opportunities for women through education, entrepreneurship, and vocational training. We provide women the knowledge and skills to earn an income and lift themselves and their families out of poverty, including through scholarships. In the workplace, we address constraints faced by women entrepreneurs. By providing networking opportunities, mentoring, access to information and credit, and business management training, we foster environments where women can advocate for improved policies. We work alongside local partners to provide women with vocational training to break into higher-paid employment sectors.
ever formal training was possible to the women. The change we see is gradual, yet very real.
INCREASING WOMEN’S RIGHTS AND SECURITY
We work with individuals and communities to change attitudes and social norms that perpetuate gender-based violence and the exploitation of women and girls. We engage government and civil society to strengthen laws, legal systems, and other response mechanisms to increase access to justice and improve service delivery. A leader in the fight against human trafficking, The Asia Foundation has pioneered initiatives to combat trafficking in nearly a dozen source, transit, and destination countries. Our broad engagement across Asia uniquely positions us to respond with locally rooted, gender-sensitive, and durable strategies to enhance prevention, prosecution, and protection measures.
PROMOTING WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN POLITICAL AND PUBLIC LIFE
We help women develop skills to be informed voters, active members of political parties, and successful candidates. Our programs encourage women to engage in political processes and contribute to increased government transparency and accountability. We advance women’s rights by working with governments and local partners to support and strengthen legal systems. The Asia Foundation equips women with information on their rights and access to free legal aid and strengthens local efforts to reform laws and policies that discriminate