Gender equality is a basic human right, and in a male-dominated country like India, some organizations are deliberately working towards woman empowerment. The pandemic situation raised the level of difficulty and suffering for the women in India. The UN Women commented, “Women were fighting a shadow pandemic inside their homes”.
Nearly 60% of women are employed in the informal economy, putting them at increased risk of poverty.
Sakshi was founded in 1992 as a pioneering organisation working for Gender Equality and Responsible Sexuality in India. Sakshi was the driving force behind the first test-case litigation against Child Sexual Abuse in India, as well as two landmark PILs – ‘Vishaka & Others Vs. The state of Rajasthan’ and ‘Sakshi Vs. Union of India,’ which influenced several gender-based laws, including POSH (Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences Amendment Act 2019).
The founder Dr. Mridula Tondon quoted that they came across such communities where women are not allowed to step out of the house and after much effort, some of the girls came for education in their community and reach such a great extent of success that becomes the life-changing moment from for the community because it’s very hard to convince a family to send their daughter for study purpose. The community get a great push from that along with great exposure with many people because it encourages other people of the same community that girls are equally capable it’s just that they are not getting a chance and that chance Sakshi is providing them.
The change comes from within and it just needs a little spark that spark was given by the Sakshi and the small steps bring the change to the society. The NGO not only works in the field of girl education but also provides much of medical facilities, puts up medical camps and also ensures that medical clinics have sufficient medicines in industrial areas of Gurugram vaccination camps were set up with help of the government and make sure that all the workers working over there are vaccinated.
The choice of every individual matters but there are still many communities that won’t allow girls to make their own life choices they don’t want their daughter to move out of the house they just want that their daughter should learn how to cook and how to do household chores and run a family. So the NGO brought so much change in the community of Haryana where men are totally against the girl’s education now they itself motivate the girls to education and can they choose what they want to learn.
Along with that a skill development programme was also running it is for them who became jobless and can’t able to do any further but need money to run their family for them, a centre for mobile repairing because the one who can learn mobile repairing can set up their small shop because nowadays every other person is using mobiles and that is our everyday need.
The NGO’s future endeavours are to have an educational institution because during the pandemic there were lots of children who lost their parents, there were newborn babies, toddlers and also the young children faced a very dark future. So that organization aim to provide some sort of settling to them and will provide whatever monitory benefits that can be given and that they can use when they are adult enough, so basically education and orphanage is the main aim because the orphanage is not only a place where children live its a residential institution, whole institution, or group home dedicated to the care of orphans and other children who have been removed from their birth families is known as an orphanage. When the biological family was abusive to the child, there was substance abuse or mental illness in the biological home that was detrimental to the child, or the parents had to leave to work elsewhere and were unable or unwilling to take the child, or the parents had to leave to work elsewhere and were unable or unwilling to take the child. Internationally, the role of legal obligation for the support of children whose parent(s) has died or are otherwise unable to care for them differs.
And education is a critical tool for bringing about social change, and it is regarded as the most potent of all the tools. The only way to bring about the desired social transformation in Indian society is through education for all, at all levels, and for all ages of children. Teachers and educational institutions have been acknowledged as socialising agents, and education has been accepted as one of the key agencies of socialisation.