Sanitation, Hygiene And Empowerment Project for the Girl Child
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Sewa International’s SHE Project for the Girl Child was conceived to provide sanitation and hygiene facilities to girls who belong to the vulnerable section of Indian society so that they can overcome social and cultural norms of the till now accepted practice of open defecation outside of the home. Along with sanitation facilities, we also focus on menstrual hygiene and education, Empowering women and girl child through skill development workshops.
There are several ‘rights’ given to citizens of India but the right to a safe, secure, and healthy life at home and in schools is not one of them. Thus, we believe a “Right to Sanitation Facilities”, especially for our women and girl children who face several challenges everyday just to attend nature calls in a safe and secure environment, is much needed. We are committed to providing such toilet facilities in communities, neighborhoods, and schools, where they are not available so that we can ensure both dignity and safety to women and girl children.
Sewa International does not discriminate beneficiaries, volunteers and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, nationality, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal and state laws.
Donate For SHE-CAF Campaign 2022
Thousands of women and adolescent girls in remote villages in India need access to toilets in their homes and at schools. Many teenage girls drop out of school due to a lack of sanitation facilities. Sewa, through its Sanitation, Hygiene, and Empowerment Project for the Girl Child (SHE) program, is building school toilets. Educating children on sanitation and hygiene and providing reusable Sanitary Napkins has also been a part of the SHE initiative.