Girl Child & Women Empowerment
The principle of gender equality is preserved in the Indian Constitution in its Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles. The Constitution not only endows equal opportunity to women, but also empowers the State to adopt measures of optimistic discrimination in favour of women.
Within the framework of a democratic polity, our laws, development policies, Plans and programmes have aimed at women’s advancement in different spheres. This has been a marked shift in the approach to women’s issues from welfare to development. In recent years, the empowerment of women has been recognized as the social issue in determining the status of women.
India has also ratified various international conventions and human rights instruments committing to secure equal rights of women. Key among them is the ratification of the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1993.
The women’s movement and a wide-spread network of non-Government Organizations which have strong grass-roots presence and deep insight into women’s concerns have contributed in inspiring initiatives for the empowerment of women.
However, there still exists a wide gap between the goals enunciated in the Constitution, legislation, policies, plans, programmes, and related mechanisms on the one hand and the situational reality of the status of women in India, on the other.
Rajeesh Trust focuses the issues of Girl child & Women Empowerment and organizes several novel programmes in addition to women self-help groups’ programmes thereby forming a specific stand to uplift the women masses. Rajeesh Trust is conducting regular camps and programmes especially for the improvement of Girl child and Women Empowerment right from its inception in the year 2013.