Program: Child Rights, Women & Youth Empowerment
“Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” This famous quote by G.D. Anderson tells us the importance and need of quality in the society. Women and girls in the semi urban and rural areas are victims of orthodox beliefs and practices that form a vicious cycle inhibiting growth, leading to further complications in adulthood. Keeping this in mind the Trust started some of the most customized and innovative initiatives to cater to their specific needs. These programs saw girls being educated, child marriages being eradicated, gender bias issues been uprooted and what was once the most vulnerable group, now become contributing components of the society.
Combating Child Domestic Labor
WOSCA has commenced in July 2016 a three year intervention to combat child domestic labour in Keonjhar district, to prevent and rehabilitated child domestic labour with the support of Plan India to address the root causes of worst forms of child labour through mainstreaming education for children and economic empowerment of families of children.
Strengthening capacities and leadership of elected women representatives
To create enabling environments for the safe and productive participation of women and underserved populations in electoral processes in Harichandanpur and Banspal block of Keonjhar, WOSCA has been facilitating knowledge and awareness among Elected women representatives (EWRs) and voters on these topics through knowledge-based workshops.