India: Social Uplift Through Rural Action SUTRA

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“SUTRA believes that all the democratic institutions created under the Constitution of India shall fulfil their constitutional obligations towards citizens only when people are collectively empowered and the State evolves all its policies based on principle of Gender & Equity” … (full text SUTRA).

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Ekal Nari Shakti Sangthan, Himachal Pradesh; SUTRA in co-ordination with some sister organizations has been working alongside single women organizations for the last 2 years. We have taken up the issues related to the social and economic status of single women and the numerous other problems faced by them in their day today life.


To deal more effectively with the state of single women in HP, we have formed a platform called Ekal Nari Shakti Sangathan (ENSS). ENSS is an association of single women that is working towards securing the rights of single women to live with dignity and justice.

Under this banner widows, deserted, divorced, unmarried and the ones whose husbands are missing are putting forth their problems.

ENSS, to date, has a total membership of 6059 single women, spread across 194 Panchayats and 18 development Blocks. It includes single women from all cross sections of the society; cutting across class and caste divides.

Activities Undertaken by ENSS in 2006-2007: … (full long text).

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