Locality: Mazdoor Nagar Basti, Jaipur
(8th March 2014)
In continuation with the series of livelihood generation programmes for women coming from the underprivileged and downtrodden sections of the society, SETU organized a training workshop for women residing in the slum areas of Mazdoor Nagar Basti, Jaipur, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8th March 2014. Making women financially self sustainable is one of the most important steps to women empowerment.
Aims and Objectives of the Training Programme:
• Development of basic skills like tailoring, embellishing & handcrafting accessories so that they can create products for livelihood.
• To bring about a significant change in the gender inequality present in the society, especially among the underprivileged and downtrodden sections.
• Re-define the role of women in a male dominated society.
• Empowering women, thus helping them to become independent both financially and emotionally.
• Bring the women together on a common platform so that they can share their issues and work collectively to protect and strengthen each other.
the session, women were trained to make fashion jewellery and home decor items using recycled raw materials & simple beads. As the women participating in the workshop come from conservative families and they are not allowed to go outside their houses, therefore, the training programme was conducted in their houses. A total of 25 women attended the session.
Our designers taught them products which have the potential to capture market. These women have already started bulk production under SETU team guidance and these products would be purchased by SETU.
We appreciate these courageous women, who despite facing exploitation from their own family members and society, still have the guts and the wish to strive for a better future.