Women Empowerment

Rural village women in our areas of operation are often sidelined from mainstream social and cultural participation. Their lack of education, income earning opportunities and cultural freedom force them to be in slavery. It is therefore imperative to continue to protect girls and women through this crisis to avoid a reversal of the past decades' gains and build the human capital of the next generation. Women in Theni district, as in other parts of rural India, are not only vulnerable or victims: if provided opportunity, they can be important agents of change and recovery. Investing in women is a smart way to mitigate the negative effects of the crisis and help rebuild the economies of the world. Hence, Economic empowerment of women is one of our key thrust areas. The Literates Welfare Association has currently achieved by helping more than 11000 rural poor women to have their own Self Help Groups not only to deal economic needs but also to have a greater control over their resources and ownership.