Our Development Approach
Towards a Gender Just Society - Putting Women and Girls in the Forefront
Creating enabling learning environment for
Psychosocial competence, education and future readiness of
Organise and build capabilities of rural Women
Sustainable Development Goals 2030
Rural poverty and deprivation are a major issue grappling the region of rural Mewat. As a result, this region dominated by Meo-Muslims, faces numerous challenges such as the poor status of women, lack of education for girls, financial exclusion, etc. Ibtada's main focus has been to address these challenges and our interventions are designed considering the same. The primary goal of elevating the status of women is achieved through Education, Financial Inclusion, Livelihood Generation, Awareness about Rights and Entitlements. Although Ibtada is hand holding women through the process, the ultimate aim is to make them independent and autonomous to stand up for themselves.
Savings & Credit Based Women's Institutions
Ibdata works on organising rural women to give them economic and social independence through savings and credit based women's institutions, which provide them an opportunity to share, participate, and raise issues concerning their lives and take decisions.
Ibtada has introduced interventions in agriculture, animal husbandry as well as entrepreneurship to help local women earn additional and increased income through new and improved methods. Along with capacity building for better practices, Ibtada has also facilitated the formation of 3 Producer Companies for Agricultural Produce, Goat Rearing, and Dairy Farming.
Ibtada is helping improve the quality of education in Government schools by placing motivators to support teaching, forming School Management Committees including parents, teachers and motivators together and Bal Panchayats to include children themselves in the day-to-day on goings of the school.
The lack of education for girls has been one of the important reasons of the poor state of women and girls in the Mewat region. The Girls Empowerment Program is focused upon providing formal and informal education to girls aged 12 to 18 years through Girls Resource Centers (established at village level), career guidance, vocational training, financial support & transport facilities.
Rights and Entitlements
Village Rights Committees are created in clusters that disseminate information to the women about government schemes, programs, entitlements and roles & responsibilities of the service providers to empower and make them 'Adikaar Sakhis' who can help the village members receive their rights and entitlements.