CORO

Single Women's Organization

We empower single women to become leaders of social change in their own communities across the Beed, Latur, Osmanabad and Nanded districts of Marathwada.

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How it works

We empower single women to become leaders rather than victims of exploitation so that they can act as agents of social change in their own communities across the Beed, Latur, Osmanabad and Nanded districts of Marathwada. By fighting for the rights and dignity of Single Women from inside the community, the campaign is radically changing the mindsets and behaviour of community members towards single women and of single women towards themselves.

5602

single women reached

2754

Single women linked to government schemes

351

Self Help Groups and Mahila Mandals

427

Single women leaders trained

What we do

Through the Single Women Organisation (Ekal Mahila Sangathan), CORO facilitates the formation of Mahila Mandals and Self Help Groups that conduct trainings on rights and opportunities to secure property ownership, documents, and government support. They also conduct surveys to assess the needs, issues, and environment faced by all single women in their communities.

A variety of government schemes are available for single women, but due to a lack of knowledge and system support, most go unavailed. We connect single women to these schemes by helping them secure identity documents, bank accounts, and apply for support.

Due to the patriarchal property system, often single women are excluded from ownership of their own homes. We help them reclaim their rightful property and become secure.

We support single women to re-enroll in education and seek jobs. Single women’s Mahila Mandals and Self Help Groups run various skill trainings and provide collective funding schemes to raise the seed money for entrepreneurial ventures.

Our own single women leaders administer and analyse baseline surveys to gauge the status of single women across villages. Our door-to-door strategy also helps to raise awareness about the Single Women Organisation.

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