Training Women Leaders and Entrepreneurs in the Slums of Pune

Gender Equality Livelihoods






Gender Equality



Pune, India


COVID-19 update

Jeevak staff have been primarily providing food parcels to families affected by lockdown and loss of income, as well helping people access government schemes/grants.

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. Instead, they remain dependent on the male members of their families and as a result are at greater risk of domestic violence.

What is the aim of the project?

The project aims to provide women with training to enable them to earn a living and gain financial independence, as well as working to end domestic violence through gender sensitisation of young boys and offering counselling and legal support to victims of violence.

What are the main activities?

  • The formation and strengthening of SHG and business groups
  • Offering vocational training to mostly women and support with access to jobs
  • Training community leaders and reducing violence against women through identification and counselling (psychological, medical and legal) of victims
  • Gender sensitisation of young men