What is women’s empowerment?

Women’s empowerment can be defined to promoting women’s sense of self-worth, their ability to determine their own choices, and their right to influence social change for themselves and others.

Women empowerment encompasses more than just ensuring that women get their basic rights. In its truest form, women empowerment comprises the aspects of independence, equality as well as freedom of expression. Through this, the real strive lies in ensuring that we bring gender equality. Women’s Empowerment is equipping them with the tools they need to have power and control over their own lives. An empowered woman is independent, is aware of her power and rights, opportunities and takes her own decision that serves her best interest.

As women were not allowed to make decisions for them, women’s empowerment came in like a breath of fresh air

 It made them aware of their rights and how they must make their place in society rather than depending on a man. It recognized the fact that things cannot simply work in someone’s favour because of their gender. It is the process that makes power in individuals women. over their own lives, society, and in their communities. People are empowered once they are ready to access the opportunities available to them without limitations and restrictions like in education, profession, and lifestyle.

“The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.”

– Kalpana Chawla

Problem Facing still in India

19%

women out of every one lakh
experienced domestic abuse in 2019 across India.
30% cases of domestic violence

30%

cases of domestic violence
Register by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)

Rural-urban gap in women's empowerment, India (2019-21)

Married women who usually participate in three household decisions (%)*

91 %

Urban (2019-20)

87.7 %

Rural (2019-20)

Women who worked in the last 12 months and were paid in cash (%)

25%

Urban (2019-20)

25.6%

Rural (2019-20)

Women owning a house and/or land (alone or jointly with others) (%)

38.3%

Urban (2019-20)

45.7%

Rural (2019-20)

How We are Working

TrulyHelp provides women in leadership development training, business, literacy, and health initiatives. Our team mentors women building them for their lives ahead, conducting self-help sessions for personal development, building their confidence in themselves. Giving them the support they need in their lives and pushing them to get stronger for the world ahead. Helping women to get literate so they can make their lives themselves. TrulyHelp Foundation is making sure to educate women and making them aware of their rights, providing space to women to make and sell their art and inculcate vital language skills. We help women get trained in different vocational courses to get skilled.

Participation of women allowed them to foray into the social and political spheres which were not easily granted by the for-profit and public sectors. Our work to alleviate poverty among women also focuses on advocating women’s rights. These have brought important changes in the lives of women. By playing a major role in enforcing rights provided by the legislation in India.

Promotion of self-employment, we play a significant role in promoting the self-employment of women in the following ways:

Legal Awareness and Property Rights, working with women to generate awareness regarding their legal rights.

Capacity building
Keeping given the present state of economic liberalization, also involved in equipping self-employed women with information, knowledge, technology, training and managerial techniques.

Training & Skill Development
THF educates women and inspires them with stories of women like Kalpana Chawla and Rani Laxmibai. Not only that, once they are educated enough, THF provides women with training to develop skills that can help them start their own business or have a job. They also cultivate the habit of thrift and credit among poor women to improve their quality of life . This is extremely important if we want women of our country to be independent.

TrulyHelp and Women Self Help Groups (SHGs)
THF forms women groups in rural areas and makes them talk about issues they are facing. The role of THF in motivating women to outgrow themselves and help them in mental development is vast. Also, THF provides knowledge of Self-Help Group to the women of rural as well urban areas. In these groups, women bring forth their problems or issues in front of all other members of the group and then they all try to solve them through discussing, sharing ideas, and acting on them. It creates unity among women and provides them moral support. THF also takes care of the financial needs of women who want to learn something new or start a new venture.

THF comes in, it provides women with education and facilities to change their lives and make them aware that it is possible. To create a better environment and uplift the conditions of women, having a role model is also necessary.