Submitted by: Entwicklungshilfeclub
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Promoting Women in Rural Aeas
In very remote villages near Yavatmal in India, time appears to stand still. Only a few families are able to survive. Women have to do a major part of the hard work and have no rights in the village community. Together with the local organization Asmita, initiatives to set up women's groups were launched. This transfers knowledge and strengthens the awareness of women so that they can meet their needs and also to claim their rights. For many women it is important to improve agricultural practices; therefore they will be advised on a changeover to biological cultivation.