The annual meet of the Women’s Federation of India, a national level body comprising more than 40,000 rural women
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Auditorium, New Delhi.
“If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate an entire family” – Mahatma Gandhi
SRIJAN is an eighteen year old national level grassroots implementation and support agency committed to promote Sustainable and Self Reliant Models of Rural Development
Women’s Federation of India is a national level body comprising more than 45,000 rural women who have come together to address common issues that they will work to resolve collectively:
RNSS is WFI’s state chapter in Rajasthan, and has been established as a forum of collaboration with other state based organizations working on women empowerment.
These include: People’s Economic and Development Organization, (PEDO), Manjari Foundation, Center for Microfinance, Justice for Chhabra (JFC) and Ibtada.
Over 40,000 women have formed 11 SHG Federations and 6 Farmer Producers’ Organizations in poverty pockets of 14 districts of four states – Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. They lead the charge to achieve self-reliance.
|No. of SHGs||3912|
|No. of Federations||11|
|SHG savings||7.6 crore|
|Credit mobilized through banks||12.3 crore|
|Federation||Women||Producer Company||Business||Equity Capital|
|Ghoomar Mahila Samiti, Pali, Rajasthan||4,000||Ghoomar Mahila Producer Company Ltd.||Extracted and packaged Custard Apple pulp||17.53 lakh|
|Maitree Mahila Mandal, Tonk,Rajasthan||6,000||Maitree Mahila Dairy and Agricultural Producer Company Ltd.||Milk and milk products||9.94 crores|
|Samriddhi Mahila Mandal, Bundi,Rajasthan||12,000||Samriddhi Mahila Crop Producer Company Ltd.||Soybean, Soy products, Agri-inputs||24 lakh|
|Sangam Mahila Mandal, Chhindwara, M.P||2,500||Chindwara Organic Farmers’ Enterprise Ltd.||Organic fruits, Vegetables, Agri-inputs, NTFP||1.65 lakh|
When women come together as a collective, change happens automatically. But some external help is needed for filling the information gaps needed for action. Organizations like SRIJAN have a huge responsibility in giving a platform to these womenSubhalakshmi Nandi, Programme Specialist, Women's Economic Empowerment - UN Women
Women have their dreams, voices and strength. Agaaz provides them an opportunity to raise their voices for equality. Ultimately, Aagaz will help these women realise their dreams without external helpSunita Dhar, Secretary & Director, Jaagori
After watching Aagaz- 2017, I think that the event will go farther than its its stated objectives” : Poonam Mutreja, Executive Director, Population Foundation of India.Mythili Bhusnurmath, Consulting Editor - The Economic Times
If you have Education and Financial Independence, there is no way you can keep a women back.
The International Alliance for Women” (TIAW) World of Difference Award in 2015
Winner: Emerging Non-Profit category : ICICI Foundation and CNBC TV18’s Inclusive India Awards in 2014
SRIJAN SHGs Program is Awarded by Smt. Baundhara Rajey C.M. Rajasthan