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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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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