Securing Rights of Women & Girls

Women and girls who live in rural Islands in Sundarban region have a particularly difficult life with limited choices. Due to lack of education and opportunity, many find themselves married in their teen-age years and it is clear that this practice condemns girls to a downward spiral of dropping out of school, teen-age pregnancy, dependency, abuse, and malnutrition. Under this situation Digambarpur Angikar started their work for securing the women rights and girls rights in the year of 2005 in remote Island villages of Sundarban of South 24 Parganas. More than 20000 women have become empowered with power of knowledge and capacity for securing rights of women and girls at 204 villages under 24 Gram Panchayet of 4 Blocks (Patharpratima, Kakdwip, Namkhana, and Mathurapur – I) of South 24 Parganas district. They are equipped with information and knowledge and serving as women action groups to check early marriage, action against domestic violence, trafficking, various acts, government entitlement and social security schemes etc.