WOMAN AND CHILD
As per the child rights charter, a universal definition of
includes all persons under the age of 18.
Of India’s population is below the age of 18 years of age, which at 400 million is the world’s largest child population.
Less than half of India’s children between the ages of 6-14 go to school. In other words, at least
children in this age bracket do not attend school.
Of this, 53% of girls between the ages of 5-9 are illiterate.
Over 2 Lakh
Girls die every year due to unwanted child-bearing and neglect.
WOMEN: EDUCATION AND HEALTH
Women’s wages are, on average, only 75% of men’s wages, and constitute only
of the family income.
Literacy rates for ages 15 and above were
female and 69% male (2000).
Of women in India suffer from gynecological problems.
Women die every day due to childbirth and pregnancy related causes.
WOMEN AND GIRLS: THE WIDER CONTEXT
India is ranked highest in the world for cultural and religious
discrimination against women
human trafficking and sexual violence.
According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, it is estimated that up to
of girls and women are ‘missing’ from India’s population because of the termination of female fetuses or due to lack of proper care.
Savera recognizes both, the strength and the fragile circumstances of women and children in India. Our programs address health and gender equity and provide opportunities that develop skills and knowledge. We strive towards bettering the health of women and children in rural India.
Our vocational opportunities support women to be more self-sufficient and to make informed decisions for themselves and for their children. We partner with local authorities to equip them with the correct practices in addressing cases of violence against women and children, without biases.
We are currently updating our programs for Woman and Child. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your patience.