progressedRegardless of the amazing work being done to create gender equality throughout the World, inequalities remain, made worse by the pandemic. The UN's Sustainable Development Goal 5 aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls but as they say:
"There has been progress over the last decades: More girls are going to school, fewer girls are forced into early marriage, more women are serving in parliament and positions of leadership, and laws are being reformed to advance gender equality.
Despite these gains, many challenges remain: discriminatory laws and social norms remain pervasive, women continue to be underrepresented at all levels of political leadership, and 1 in 5 women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 report experiencing physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner within a 12-month period."
Snehalaya works with thousands of women in need of support as they face intimate partner violence while experiencing restricted movement, social isolation and economic insecurity. This is covered by two main projects, Snehadhar and our One-Stop Center, developed and run in partnership with the Maharashtra State Government, which provide a lifeline to women experiencing violence.
Learn more by watching our One-Stop Center Coordinator Mahesh's interview explaining our work on News 24 Sahyadri.