Women Empowerment for a sustainable society

As far as the ideology is concern, we at NDS believe that empowering of women means to participate fully in economic life in all sectors, essential to build stronger economies, achieve internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability, and improve the quality of life for women, men, families and communities. In this scenario, the private sector is a key partner in efforts to advance gender equality and empower women in the society.

The Women's Empowerment Principles offer practical guidance to business and the private sector on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Developed through a partnership between UN Women and the United Nations Global Compact, the Principles are designed to support companies in reviewing existing policies and practices — or establishing new ones — to realize women's empowerment.

However, we work in a society where social traditions are high and deep rooted. For example, a family is very imperative part of life of a woman in Indian society rather than a man. The system is rooted in our culture, and being a man dominated and hierarchical group, they never delivered justice to women. Last thirty years are evidence of woman empowerment in our country, yet there is need to bring change in behavior of male domination vice a versa woman behavior. Keeping in mind, NDS is working on this area with objective and believe that a female is a founder stone of a society which sustained it and spreads roots all over the world.

  • To build up the capacity of grassroots women to deal with day-to-day domestic violence in the family
  • To become aware about their rights and get justice without fear and panic
  • To equip with knowledge and information so that they could fight strongly against the society particularly male dominated
  • To provide a forum for solving their conflicts and family disputes within the society
  • To build up a community level group of volunteers who can assist victims on the spot

Delhi Commission for Women is an autonomous state govt. body and shouldering responsibility of legal support to women suffering from any domestic violence or family dispute. In the year 2001, the commission started its first threshold venture in association with a group of grassroots level NGOs and CBOs in Delhi. In fact that was the beginning of Mahila Panchayat in wide range.  

Our partners:

  • Save the Children (Bal Rakhsa Bharat) India  
  • Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India
  • ADOBE India
  • Silicon Valley Foundation USA
  • Delhi State Aids Control Society, New Delhi
  • Community and friends