According to the Global Gender Gap Report released
by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2011, India was ranked 113 on the Gender
Gap Index (GGI) among 135 countries polled. Since then, India has improved
its rankings on the World Economic Forum's Gender Gap Index (GGI) to 105/136
in 2013. Gender Inequality in India refers to health, education, economy and
socio-political inequalities between men and women.
Largely the access of knowledge and information on adolescent reproductive & sexual health and gender education is non-existent in India. And particularly in urban slums and rural villages are worse where families living in vulnerable conditions with minimal resources.
The objectives of Sukarya’s Gender Equality Program are to:
Provide the basic knowledge and awareness to adolescent girls (10-19 years age group) on reproductive and sexual health AND build their knowledge & skills on family life aspects.
Educate, build their knowledge and understanding about gender discrimination, social stigma, issues and challenges.
- Learn the impact of WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) for maintaining good health at the community level, community engagement and communication.
Long-Term Impact of this program:
Around 5000 adolescent girls would be empowered on adolescent, reproductive & sexual health issues; family life dimensions and gender education. These adolescent girls would be trained to be the peers to other adolescents living in their communities. They will be able to have a healthier life and would be well informed about health needs and rights, social stigma and gender equality aspects. Overall health and gender empowerment would be ensured to create a healthy society.
Contact for more information
2021 NE 135th Street
Seattle WA 98125, USA