Empowerment for the forgotten people of India's cantonments








Empowerment for the Forgotten People of India's Cantonments

COVID Update

Sadhana has been providing food supplies to needy families and single women who have been affected by lockdown and loss of income. They have also been working closely with Pune Municipal Corporation to avail government schemes/grants to cantonment residents.

What are the challenges?

Gender discrimination in India means that women often don’t have access to education and decent work opportunities that will ensure their financial independence. They remain dependent on the male members of their families and as a result are at greater risk of domestic violence.

This project aims to support these women to gain new skills and start earning their own income thus increasing their confidence and financial independence.

What is the aim of the project?

This project aims to support women to gain new skills and start earning their own income, thus increasing their confidence, financial independence and decision-making power in their own homes. 

What are the main activities?

  • Skills development training for women
  • Setting up of business centre and entrepreneurship training 
  • Supporting women to access government schemes
  • Gender sensitisation training for husbands