Vishakha

Group for Women's Education and Research
VISION


Vishakha’s vision is to facilitate a discrimination free society founded on the principles of equity and justice.

We believe in the need to re-establish the women’s identity as an individual in her own right. We strive towards improvement of life situations of women and children towards their empowerment.

 

Vishakha is an organization based in Jaipur, Rajasthan. We have been working since 1991 onissues of literacy, education, comprehensive health and combating violence against women towards Empowerment of Women, girls and communities.Vishakha emerged in the Post Deorala Sati Protest period; it was conceived by a group of academics and activists from the various fields of education, literacy, gender studies and civic rights. Many of them were involved in Key roles in the innovative Statewide Programmes initiated by the Government of Rajasthan namely the Shikshakarmi Yojana and the Women’s Development

Programme. Vishakha’s vision is to reestablish the women’s identity as an individual in her own right and to work towards individual and collective empowerment of women, children, youth and

communities through securing of rights and self strengthening with joy.

Objectives

 To create empowering spaces for women through consciousness raising awareness, generation and education.
 To introduce innovation within the education system so that access is equitable and learning encompasses life skills.
 To establish community-based activity spaces for men and women to encourage dialogue on issues of participatory governance and village development.
 To enhance women access to their right to health and equity.
 To support women in their struggle for justice against discrimination, oppression and violence.Locating empowerment within the Self of women through healing and meditative practices.
 To advocate for gender sensitive policies and rights of women and marginalised groups.
 To publish researches and studies on women related issues.
 To build a comprehensive Resource Centre on gender wherefrom documentation, analysis and dissemination of relevant information on issues concerning women, children and other marginalised communities can be taken up