Streedhan, literally means a Woman's Wealth, 

and as Buddha said, 

"There is no wealth like knowledge and no poverty like ignorance" 

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WHY?

  • Even-though, India is the seventh largest economy by nominal GDP and the third largest by purchasing power parity. A country that has all eyes on itself due to it’s young population and fast growing consumer- oriented market. A recent poll released by Thomson Reuters Foundation named India the most dangerous country in the world for women, ahead of war torn countries like Afghanistan and Syria. 
  • The country, that was home to spirituality, introspection, meditation and Individual growth during the largely egalitarian Vedic era. Is the same country, that showcases the highest rate of crimes against women
  • We are a country, that has unfortunately intertwined it’s rich culture focusing on individual dharma and karma WITH the patriarchal domination of almost half of it’s citizens! 
  • In the 21st century, when the world is celebrating women empowerment in all spheres, we are battling the highest rates of child marriage. Approximately 27 percent of the women in india are married before 18, leading to another absurdity, that is early child brith. 
  • While we globally celebrate women entrepreneurs and executives succeeding in all fields, within our country we continue to witness one of the highest female infanticide incidents in the world. Leading to an awful sex ratio imbalance - largely because of illegal sex-selection abortions. That is why we are a country full of men! 
  • The country sees 112 boys born for every 100 girls, which is against the natural sex ratio. A preference for boys has meant that more than 63 million women are statistically “missing”
  • Despite having a law prohibiting dowry in any form (Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961) the practice thrives amongst all sections of the society. Even today we see women being starved, burnt and beaten to death for dowry, across the country, including the metro cities like Mumbai and Delhi. 
  • If this isn’t enough to make you want to stand up and yell! Open the news apps and you are sure to find at least one gruesome story about ‘Child Rape’ TODAY, in YOUR very neighbourhood
  • In despair there is a silver-lining, many social and legal activists are working hard to make legal reforms to ensure these crimes are recognised and such criminals convicted. However, what use are these policies, if WOMEN across the country remain unaware. 
  • India is a diverse country, with rural India amounting for the majority of our population. Which means majority of the women In India don’t even know their own legal rights, let alone how to execute them. This is what we would like to change. 
  • We believe knowledge is wealth & power and one of the first steps, towards eradicating what seems like innate subordination, is to bring women together

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India is a diverse country with rural India amounting for the majority of our population. Which means majority of the women In India don’t even know their own legal rights, let alone how to execute them. This is what we would like to change. 

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