Empowering women and communities

Care and education of marginalised children and youth to foster new beginnings
Women have faced subjugation and discrimination for centuries. A patriarchal society has ensured that women lack opportunities and resources; toil for unpaid, invisible work; and face routine violence. Sustainable development is impossible if women cannot access their social, economic and political rights. Equal participation of women and men in the economy is essential for a nation’s growth.

Don Bosco Network strives to empower dalit and rural women especially, so that they can fulfill their potential. Our women-centric, participatoryprogrammesaim to reduce inequalities between the genders through economic self-reliance and social justice.

1. Economic Empowerment
Our partners have facilitated 6699* self-help groups across India with about 82612* members. Capacity building helps women make decisions, organise themselves, solve their own problems and thus establish autonomy.

s Livelihood training in agriculture, food processing, tailoring and other trades have been given to approximately 2 lakh women. The training is supplemented by financial and technical support to initiate income generation activities. The support entails basic tools, raw materials, incidental expenses; credit linkage and marketing assistance.

2. Social Empowerment
Don Bosco Network adopts a rights-based and participatory approach towards the empowerment of women. Our social development organisationsconducted social justice awareness campaigns in rural districts across India reaching out to 1,50,000* women. These women are now aware of their property rights; legal recourse against violence in domestic life and other legislations which protect their rights. These programmes have united the women to take advocate against child marriages, gender-based violence and exploitation.

Political participation is crucial for social upliftment of women. 12,500* women have been trained to participate in the village and panchayat administrative structures. Women have become active participants in their own emancipation.

Our Network

Bosconet - Don Bosco Network harnesses resources for the efforts of sustainable future of India by Don Bosco India, spanning 28 states, 11 interstate Planning and development organisations and 350+ NGOs.



Million beneficiaries

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