Ahmedabad Women's Action Group

AWAG strives to assert the individuality of women to make them aware that they are equal to men in all aspects of life. Women are supported to get social justice in their struggle to survive and develop as equal human beings. AWAG considers raising awareness as the first step towards empowerment; income generation can only be the second. A woman's right to her body, her duty towards keeping it in health and avoiding blind faith are considered equally important. The habit of savings is promoted. Thus AWAG has holistic approach towards women's empowerment wherein women's rights are seen as human rights. Objectives To raise the image of women in society To protest against eleme...
Training 130 women youth health leaders in Gujarat
 
88% of India's 355 million women do not have access to sanitary pads. Lack of awareness and affordability means that sand, ash, rags or dirty cloth are used instead of sanitary pads, leading to blistering, soreness, infections and long-term health issues. This problem can be solved with our health and hygiene awareness project, training young local women leaders to raise awareness about menstrual health and hygiene and generate income through selling low-cost sanitary pads locally. project reportread updates from the field
Mental Health counselling for Adolescents in India
 
Every 90 minutes a youth commits suicide in India. Mental health is highly stigmatized in Indian society and has therefore become a burning issue affecting adolescents predominantly. Mental health problems amongst children can lead to catastrophic consequences such as suicide, depression,substance abuse,failure to complete schooling and health problems. AWAG aims to provide free expert counselling to 750 vulnerable children of 5 Government schools of Ahmedabad in 1 year. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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