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EMPOWERING WOMEN AND GIRLS IN OLD CITY OF HYDERABAD
Name Of The Initiative
Empowering Women and girls in Old city of Hyderabad
Shaheen Women Resource & Welfare Association
Working together since
No Of Girls
No Of Boys
Families Indirectly Benefited
Vulnerable Groups Reached
Muslims, Scheduled Castes and Other backward castes
Focus Areas Of Intervention
Empowering the communities to access their rights over land, water, forests and other commons; advocating for their participation in public welfare schemes; restoring rights of women and girls, and ensuring their safety; ensuring the rights of children, their education and protection; and advocating for providig them with equal socio-economic opportunities
Basic Information about the initiative
Shaheen Womenﾒs Resource and Welfare Association was started in the year of 2002 to work among different deprived communities where communal riots are more prevalent in the Old City area of Hyderabad. The Shaheen Women Resource and welfare Association is located in Sultan shahi and working 20 slums covering 67645 populations. Shaheen has a vision to have a society in which gender, class, caste or religious status do not impinge upon oneﾒs resources, rights or freedom ﾖ whether inside the home or in public spaces and with a mission to creating an enabling environment for the women to regain control over their minds, bodies, livelihoods, resources and community level decision making processes. Shaheenﾒs objective is to initiate and structure gender responsive economic alternatives and also to ensure that women should have control over their bodies and on their income. Another objective is that women should be aware of their sexual and reproductive health rights.
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