Women occupy a respectable position in local social hierarchy, and also key mainstay to rural economy in Uttarakhand. The empowerment of women is obligatory to bring positive transformation in hilly rural life. It ensures self-sustainability of local inhabitants to a larger extent. Hilly womenfolk are hard working, competent and ever ready to learn new skill of sustainability for the welfare of village community including their individual families. In the conservation of ecological balance, their role is always laudable every time.
Education, health and skill development are crucial factors to the empowerment of women. Women have the ability and capability to change the course of life. SYF regularly conducts programs to catapult them in frontline in decision-makers. We also focus to active participation of hilly rural women in the ecological sustainability. The women are always in front row to collect fodder for cattle, work strenuously in agricultural field and also gather firewood for kitchen. In our self-sustainability initiatives, we primarily target women for positive outcome.
Objective: Women are the backbone of wholesome rural life in hilly state of Uttarakhand which includes multi-dimensional role like household chores, local farming and economy. The objectives of women empowerment are:
The target of beneficiaries range from teenage girls to old age women who are physically and mentally active. The hilly women are energetic and flexible enough to learn new skills to make them self-reliant.