Apeksha promotes women’s collectives that provide economic, social and political independence to women. We formed and facilitated more than 1000 SHGs. Women’s collectives began as an effort of making women aware of their rights. These are spaces where discussions on various socio-cultural and political issues were held, were women explored ways to resist the obstacles to their rights and entitlements and how to build solidarity within the community.
Apeksha builds the ability of women from rural area to enjoy their rights to control and benefit from resources, assets, income and their own time, as well as the ability to manage risk and improve their economic status and wellbeing.
We build awareness about sexual health and reproductive health issues among adolescents girls and women.
Apeksha is part of Beti Zindabad campaign for addressing the growing instances of violence against women & girls.
Self Help Group
- Promote more than 1000 Self Help Group as women’s collectives for economic, social and political empowerment of women.
- Facilitate micro enterprise development and livelihood promotion in the form of individual and collective enterprise.
- Promote access to formal financial services (savings, credits, insurance and remittance) especially for women.
- Prepare women to get formal employment or self employment through market linked skill training, business development and life skills training.
Institution building for widows of farmers who committed suicide, single women (separated, divorcee, widow etc.)
Institution building for widows of farmers committed suicide, single women (separated, divorcee, widow etc.) and capacity building to demand rights and justice as “Ekal Mahila Kisan Sanghatana having the membership of more than 3000 single women on Vidarbha level. These single women have no opportunities to improve their lives and live with dignity. In order to strengthen the sanghatana we provide training, livelihood support, networking and hand holding for socio –economic empowerment and political participation. Established 7 ‘Samvadini’ – a legal aid and support center for single women on district level. Supported for entrepreneurship development and builds their capacity to better support women entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. It also works towards creating a more positive enabling environment for single women, by supporting assessments of the situation, and working with governments and policy makers.