HIMALAYAN JAN KALYAN SAMITI has several programs that focus on improving women’s lives within the community. Women are invariably represented at the grass-roots level committees, and play a significant leadership role in mobilizing local resources. Women receive training in various income-generating programs including rearing livestock (cows, Buffaloes and goats); basket weaving, dairy cooperatives, and book-keeping, as well as others.
WOMEN’S RIGHTS EDUCATION:
A major problem in the villages is that disadvantaged women are unaware of their rights and privileges. As a result, they are not treated fairly when it comes to property settlements, inheritances and marriages.
HIMALAYAN JAN KALYAN SAMITI has been organizing legal education programs and legal-aid camps to make these women aware of their rights and privileges, and has reached out to over 5300 women so far.