AIDS/HIV, Pune, Swadhar IDWC (Institute for Development of Women & Children), Women's Rights

Teaching women to become independent in spirit, in thought, in action and have full control over their lives

It was going to be my first visit to Budhwar Peth, Pune’s famous red-light area, and I was both nervous and excited. While safety concerns were making me a little nervous, I was excited at the prospect of finally visiting this oh-so-talked-about area. The Pune-based NGO Swadhar IDWC (Institute for Development of Women & Children)’s…

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Children, Pune, Swadhar IDWC (Institute for Development of Women & Children), Women's Rights

How it began at Swadhar IDWC (Institute for Development of Women & Children)

The story of Swadhar begins way back in 1980s. Mrs. Meenakshitai Apte, Professor and Head Of Department (HOD) in the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), and Mrs. Mrinaltai Gore, a noted activist, were concerned about the lack of safety of women residing in Goregaon, a suburb of Mumbai. In this regard, they decided to…

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Education, IDEA Foundation, Pune

Volunteering Opportunities at IDEA Foundation

In the past, IDEA has provided volunteering opportunities to interns from TISS, Symbiosis, NarseeMonjee etc. They have spent their time teaching students English,Maths etc. Some helped conduct art-craft classes. Yet, others helped with social media promotion. These same opportunities are available with IDEA though the year. If interested, please mail Dr. Usha Pillai at foundation.idea@yahoo.com…

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Bhagini NIvedita Pratisthan, Pune, Women's Rights

Recognition received by Bhagini Nivedita Pratishthan

BNP has received the following – Pandita Ramabai Puraskar by Yashvantrao Pratishthan and Mazi Maitrin Charitable Trust Best Institute Award by Kesari Maratha Trust Jayantrao Tilak Award Felicitation by CIPLA Foundation for Dedication and Perseverance Best Franchise Award by Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune Founder President Leelatai Shintre felicitated by Samaj Bhushan P. S. Patke…

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