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Village Level Gender Workshops
People Sensitized Through Campaign
Women Beneficiaries

01. Why the project ?

• Poverty is the root cause of various social injustices and adversities in the Sundarbans region of West Bengal.
• In this culturally enriched but backward region, girls and women are not considered active decision-makers and often occupy the lowest position in the family hierarchy due to low or no income.
• The lack of income is a major push factor that makes women and children more vulnerable.
• It is crucial to protect women and children from further vulnerability and create a safe environment for them.
• Access to basic rights such as survival, protection, participation, and development is essential in ensuring their well-being.

02. What the project is ?

• Primary objective of Mukti Voice is introducing the concept of gender and gender discrimination among women groups in Sundarbans that the women can take collective actions to reduce gender based issues (such as child marriage, trafficking, school dropout, gender violence etc) in their locality.
• The project is organized into two layers. The first layer comprises a woman action group consisting of 20 women.
• In the second layer, village-level women groups are formed. Training and orientation programs are initially conducted with the woman action group, who then replicate the process with the village-level groups.
• Each Voice member oversees a village-level group, typically composed of 10-12 women members.
• Over the course of the first and second phases of the project, gender sensitization workshops have been conducted to cultivate a foundational understanding of gender among the woman action group members.

03. How the Project is?

• The project commenced in January 2021 and is presently ongoing in the designated region.
• A committed Project Coordinator, Field Supervisor, and volunteers diligently monitor the project’s progress on a regular basis.
• In the upcoming phase, our focus will extend to fostering a foundational understanding of gender within the village-level men’s group.
• Additionally, the woman action group (WAG) will actively collaborate to address various rights-based issues, such as land rights, fisherfolk rights, and entitlement rights. Together, we aim to seek sustainable solutions and promote equitable practices within the community.

04. Where the project is?

Mathurapur II block, South 24 Parganas, Sundarbans

05. What the impact is?

• Suffered and tortured women and children of proposed underdeveloped villages are now sufficiently aware and conscious about their democratic and human rights.
• Women are now started to enjoy their social justice rights, the domestic violence against women has reduced.
• Women are now participating in decision making affairs and involving themselves in the development activities.

Impact Stories

Activity Stream


Empowering Men for Gender Equity: Insights from MUKTI’s PurbaShridharpur Initiative


Mukti VOICE Team Started Campaign on Gender Discrimination


Village Level Meeting with Mukti VOICE Members


Mukti Conducts a Meeting on The Concept of Patriarchy with VOICE Team


Mukti Organized Gender Sensitization Workshop Under Project VOICE


MCDF Members Participated in the Project VOICE of Mukti




Swarna Naskar’s Successful Journey through RTI Act

Alliances that Drive Success


Contact Info:

Email : rights@muktiweb.org

Phone : + 91-6290589664


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