Women Empowerment

Beauty Parlor Training course for Underprivileged Women…. A livelihood generation initiative for women….

SETU has started a two month long Beauty Parlor Training Course for Women, in association with Kulsum’s Kaya Kalp Herbals. A renowned Salon, with branches in all of Rajasthan. They have deployed their best trainers for the project. It is a certificate-oriented course that will help the women gain more professional credibility. Read More

Celebrating International Women’s day, 2022…
Computer Training Center for Blue Pottery Women Artisans

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, another Computer Training Center was started by SETU for the women artisans near Bagru, Rajasthan. These women artisans are associated with SETU for the past many years and are engaged in creating & painting of Blue Pottery art form.Read More

Celebrating International Women’s day 2021 at SETU

On the apt occasion of International Women’s Day, a Computer Training Center was started by SETU for the women artisans of a self-help group based at Sanjay Nagar slum area of Jaipur, Rajasthan. The SHG center provides employment to women artisans who make sustainable and recycled products like bags, pouches, hair accessories etc. Read More

Free distribution of Sanitary Napkins and Masks to the artisans of SWRC (Hatheli, Tilonia)

With the spread of Covid pandemic, many unfortunate artisans lost their livelihoods. When arranging two square meals a day for their families becomes challenging, the women have to forego the “luxury” of using sanitary napkins. SETU team organized various camps for the women artisans of SWRC (Hatheli, Tilonia) to spread knowledge on the sensitive topic of hygiene during the menstrual cycle and about the precautionary measures to be taken during the current covid 19 pandemic. In each camp, free sanitary napkin packs were distributed to the women, sufficient for at least 3 months. Masks were also distributed.Read More

International Women’s Day 2020

Even though SETU strives every day to empower women, we love to celebrate International Women’s day! And so, on the occasion of this day, SETU organized a two day Workshop on Skill & Quality Upgradation for the women artisans of one of our partner artisan groups, V.R.D.I. Trust in Kutch. The group is engaged in making fine quality gloves and masks, hand-tailored out of cotton fabric. These are supplied to many chemical factories in Gujarat. They sometimes are able to produce and sell about 60,000-65,000 pcs each of the masks & gloves per month.This is a very good volume and an important project for the women to earn a dignified livelihood. Read More

Spreading awareness on the importance of menstrual hygiene and free distribution of 6-month supplies of sanitary pads

Menstruation is a very sensitive issue and to talk about it openly is still considered a taboo in India, especially when it comes to the rural areas! Most women are not comfortable discussing about it. Keeping proper hygiene in those days of the month is very important as any negligence can give rise to serious infections. Thus, with an objective to raise awareness on the topic of keeping menstrual hygiene & its importance, SETU organized a workshop in our training centers with women ...Read More

Raising awareness about personal hygiene during the menstrual cycle..

Menstruation is a very important part of women’s life and proper information and good hygiene practices are necessary to avoid serious ailments affecting the body. There are many myths associated with the sensitive issue in our country and women specifically from rural areas and economically weaker sections of the society are not aware about the importance of hygiene during the monthly cycle. To raise awareness on the topic, a workshop was conducted by Setu on 10th of August at our training center located in the Sanjay Nagar slum area. Read More

Celebrating World Environment Day..
Supporting Green Processes by underprivileged artisan groups..

SETU is committed to support ecofriendly products and processes. For this, we support & encourage artisan groups to manufacture products using recyclable & sustainable raw materials and thus contribute towards reducing our carbon footprints. One such group is a women's Self Help Group based near Bharatpur, Rajasthan. SETU has trained these women to create beautiful bags, multipurpose doormats, rugs and baskets from used textiles & saree fabrics, jute and worn out cloth rags. We provide a marketing platform to the group for …Read More

Celebrating International Women’s Day..

With an objective to create awareness and educate the rural women artisans about the sensitive issue of keeping personal hygiene during the monthly menstrual cycle, an awareness workshop was organized by SETU Society on the apt occasion of women's day. The topic is very sensitive in Indian society and equally important like any other women related issue, be it women's education or health. However, it has not been given due attention because of the natural shyness & associated taboos about the same in public. It's high time now that we … Read More

Tailoring centre for underprivileged women artisans..
Another step towards promoting self-sustainability …

With the objective of providing self-employment opportunities to the underprivileged women artisans, a training centre was started at the Sanjay Nagar slum area of Jaipur, about 4 months back. A lot of women here have already learnt various skills & are able to produce bags, buntings and a range of other home decor items. Looking at the interest of many women & to add more skill sets, a tailoring set-up was also extended at the Training Centre. The objective was to train those who are new to this work but want to learn the basics of …Read More

SETU Training Centre for underprivileged women artisans

SETU has been working towards the development of skill sets among the women artisans, thus empowering them to create a sustainable and dignified living for themselves. With this objective, a training center was started in the urban slum areas of Jaipur on 17th of October 2018. The objective of starting the center in the slum area came out of the idea that majority of the women reside here and having the center in the vicinity makes it convenient for them to participate. It is a multi-skill center, with expert trainers being appointed for … Read More

International Women’s Day at SETU In 2018

On the occasion of International Women's Day, SETU organized a five-days' workshop on Product Design and Skill upgradation for women artisans at Chohtan village near Barmer, Rajasthan. The workshop was conducted from 8th March to 13th March, in association with our partner artisan group SURE . A total of 40 women from the nearby villages of Navatala, Binjrad and Bidhani attended the session held in the Chohtan campus. The Program started with a discussion on the status of women …Read More

Livelihood Training Workshop for the women Artisans..

Women empowerment is one of the foremost objectives of SETU. Making women literate & financially independent are the two main pillars that make them empowered in real sense. To achieve the mission, SETU has been running a literacy centre at Govind Garh, Rajasthan for the illiterate women in that locality. To take the women towards the next step of self-reliance, SETU conducted a livelihood training workshop for them. The objective was to develop necessary craft skills & inculcate self employment opportunities among the artisan … Read More

Literacy Programme for the uneducated women artisans…
(SETU’s 6th literacy centre…Another women empowerment initiative..)

With the objective to increase literacy rate amongst the artisan community, specifically the women artisans, literacy programmes are being continuously designed and implemented by SETU Society. In the series, Literacy classes were organised for the uneducated women artisans of Govind Garh, Rajasthan. This is a small village, about 60 kms from Jaipur. This is the 6th literacy program that has been organized by SETU. ( 5 such earlier programs have successfully completed their span of 1 to 2 years). To support the family income, women of the …Read More

Tailoring Centre for the women artisans

To achieve the long term objective of empowering the women artisans by making them proficient in skill based work, SETU opened a tailoring centre at Malikpur Dhani. The women artisans are associated with SETU for the past many years and earlier have also been part of our learning initiatives project for the elderly, where the women have successfully learnt how to read & write. To achieve women empowerment in true sense, our next step was to make them self-sustainable. SETU has already been training them for doing hand 'kantha' stitching … Read More

International Women’s Day at SETU

One of SETU's biggest mission is to strive for women empowerment. To achieve this objective, we at SETU are constantly working towards introducing the women artisans to skill based employment avenues so that they can support their families financially and thus have an equal say in the society. To increase awareness on the subject, on the occasion of women's day, a workshop was organised by SETU for the women artisans of JSS Rajivika Self Help Group, Rajasthan. SETU has been working with these women for almost two years. It is an all women …Read More

Celebrating Fair Trade Month at SETU….

The month of October is celebrated worldwide by Fair Traders as the Fair Trade Month. SETU always tries to conduct some special & meaningful activity to mark the occasion. This time we conducted a series of skill development training programs for our underprivileged women artisans engaged in making upcycled products. The week long Training Program started from 16th of October and was organized in Jaipur for the under privileged women. These women live in slums, belong to male dominated, traditional households and are not permitted to go … Read More

Establishing two new Education centres for the illiterate women artisans..

SETU works for the upliftment and holistic empowerment of the underprivileged and downtrodden sections of the society, focussing especially on the disadvantaged women artisans. Many women have to deal with poverty and social stigma, and are still unable to break the vicious cycle as they are illiterate and lack awareness about their rights and options. SETU develops vocational skills among such women to enable them earn livelihood for themselves & their families. To further make them aware and confident, there is a need to make them …Read More

Skill Up-gradation & Training Workshop on Batik hand printing for the underprivileged women artisans of Bhuj..

With an objective of upgrading the skills of artisans, specially underprivileged women, so as to enable them earn sustainable livelihood for themselves, a workshop for a duration of one month is being conducted by SETU, starting from 15th of july 2016 at Mandavi Bhuj. The beneficiaries of the training Programme are women artisans engaged in making Bandhani crafts . These artisans are local craftsmen based in Bhuj and are associated with our partner NGO VRDI . SETU is associated with them for the past many years. The workshop was organised on … Read More

Tailoring and Designing skills workshop for underprivileged women..

With a view to promote sustainable livelihood opportunities, SETU conducted a 15 day long tailoring and designing workshop for the underprivileged women at Wazirabad. The training programme started on 5th of May and continued till 20th May 2016. The women involved belonged mostly to minority communities with male dominating environment. Many of the participating girls and women artisans in the workshop were sole breadwinners of the family and needed financial support. The objective of the workshop was to make the women artisans proficient … Read More

Women Empowerment initiative – Providing Livelihood skills to the underprivileged women, at Milakpur Dhani & Kaladera, Chomu..

To achieve women empowerment in the true sense, women need to be equipped with 2 main things: basic education & financial self-sustainability. There are many underprivileged women who are not only illiterate, but also do not have any livelihood skills. Such women lack self-confidence and are usually the most prone to social exploitation and male dominance, with little or no say even in their immediate family matters. They are unaware of their rights and have no way out of the vicious situation they are stuck in. To help these women come … Read More

Workshop on women’s rights & Free distribution of Solar Lanterns…..

International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. SETU celebrated the occasion with the underprivileged women artisan community of Barmer, Rajasthan engaged in embroidery and appliqué work. SETU is associated with the artisan community since past many years. The artisans of the region are facing an acute shortage of electricity which is hampering their quality of life. Many homes do not have electricity and where power is available, the power cuts are quite frequent and the artisans have to carry out craft work and their … Read More

Livelihood Training Program for the women from Tailoring community

SETU carries out skill based community development programs and workshops for the artisan community on a timely basis. These skill based programs help the artisans in shaping their skills and exploring new avenues of employment. The programs are specially designed for the women artisans so that they can be breadwinners for their families or contribute to the family income. In the series, a seven day workshop, providing self employment opportunities to the women from the tailoring community associated with SETU was organized at Gajsingh Pura, … Read More

Training Workshop for teachers at Women Literacy centres of Gajsingh Pura, Milakpur Dhani & Kaladera, Chomu, Jaipur, Rajasthan..

With it's long term objective to make the artisans and their families educated, specially women, SETU has been running 3 literacy programmes. These have been specially designed for the illiterate women from the artisan communities. Two centres were started in November 2014 ; at Gajsingh Pura, and Kaladera, near Jaipur, Rajasthan. Besides providing primary education to the artisans so as to help them read & write, the aim of the training programme was to make them confident, aware & eligible for various Government schemes & small … Read More

Educating Women and promoting girl child education..

Higher Education Programme for underprivileged girls belonging to weak financial background... With the overwhelming success of the various literacy programmes for women running from over a year, SETU has started a new education incentive programme specially designed for the underprivileged girls. The programme has been named "Higher Education Scheme for girls". The primary objective of the programme is to make quality education accessible to the disadvantaged girls coming from economically weaker sections of the society. Evidently, due … Read More

Evening literacy classes for underprivileged women artisans

SETU endeavours organising of development & growth oriented workshops and programs for the sustainable and overall development of the artisan groups. In the series, evening literacy classes were organized for the underprivileged women artisans of Gajsingh Pura, Jaipur. These women belong to the tailoring & construction labor community. Some women do tailoring whereas some are laborers and housewives while their husbands do the tailoring work. These artisans come from underprivileged and downtrodden sections of the society and most of …Read More

Educating the masses: Literacy Programme for tassel making women artisans & their families

To achieve it's long term objective of sustainable artisan development, SETU has taken one step forward by initiating education of the artisans & their families. We believe that by getting educated, the artisans would be able to endow themselves a better life.. With this view, literacy classes were organised for the artisans and their children at Kaladera, Chomu, Jaipur. These artisans/family members are working with SETU since past many years and are engaged in making tassels & jewelry from thread. Grass root level research was … Read More

Tailoring Centres in Narsapur district of Andhra Pradesh for the crochet lace artisans, specially the HIV affected and their families..

In our mission to promote economic independence for underprivileged women artisans, SETU has come up with two training centres for tailoring in remote villages of Narsapur district in Andhra Pradesh. Training centres have been established in the two villages (one center in each village) of Narsapur district viz Mogultur and Appanarmunilanka. Our crochet lace women artisans live in these areas. Among the community of crochet lace artisans, some have been found to be HIV positive and in some cases, their family members have lost their lives …Read More

Workshop to develop tailoring skills in underprivileged women artisans

SETU constantly endeavours for women empowerment by way of developing livelihood generating skills, so that the women can become economically independent and can also contribute to their family income. In the series, a fifteen day long tailoring workshop, with the motive of inculcating stitching/tailoring skills in the poor women artisans coming from the underprivileged and downtrodden sections of the society, was conducted in Kaladera, Chomu.(65 kms from Jaipur) from 14th July to 29th July 2014. A total of 20 women artisans received training … Read More

Skill Development Programme for livelihood generation for women (8th March 2014)

Locality: Mazdoor Nagar Basti, Jaipur In continuation with the series of livelihood generation programmes for women coming from the underprivileged and downtrodden sections of the society, SETU organized a training workshop for women residing in the slum areas of Mazdoor Nagar Basti, Jaipur, on the occasion of International Women's Day, 8th March 2014. Making women financially self sustainable is one of the most important steps to women empowerment. Aims and Objectives of the Training Programme: • Development of basic skills like …Read More

Training Workshop providing livelihood opportunities to Women

With an underlying motive of increasing livelihood opportunities available to poor women homemakers, a training workshop was organised by SETU Society on 6th September 2013 at Shaktinagar (Nivar road) Jaipur. The basic thought behind carrying out the workshop was to help women in contributing towards the family income by making them learn the art of jewelry making & simple bags, from easily available recycled fabrics. The following key agendas were covered in the workshop: • To help par gender inequality present in the society … Read More

Livelihood generation workshop for women (30th July 2013)

SETU Society is actively working to provide livelihood alternatives to the underprivileged and downtrodden sections of the society. In one such endeavor, a training workshop was organized for the women residents of the urban slums at Govind Nagar , Jaipur (Rajasthan). The women folks here come from low income groups and are not educated enough to get decent jobs to support their families. Upon interaction with them, SETU team realized that these women are eager to learn some livelihood skills so that they too can have their say in the family …Read More

Sponsoring Education for women artisans

A lot of the jewelry making artisans associated with SETU are young girls who are either uneducated or are school drop outs. They live in the narrow streets of congested old Delhi and are mostly from poor Muslim families. Many had to leave school in between due to various constraints like lack of financial support, social taboos, lack of awareness etc. As they grow up and gain exposure, they realize the importance of education but now they feel shy of going back to school and studying along with children much younger than them. Also, some have … Read More

Empowering women…

Livelihood Promotion Workshop Venue: Sanjay Nagar (Chitrakoot), Jaipur Date: November 23-24, 2012 Every woman can play an important role in the development of the family if she is provided with awareness & training and given the necessary freedom. SETU has been focusing on livelihood generation initiatives for the women dwelling in poor slum areas of the city. Lots of marginalized families stay in `Sanjay Nagar’ Basti (a slum area) with low education levels and low income, insufficient even to fulfill their basic needs. The …Read More

Save the girl Child

Save the girl Child (November 27, 2011) Venue: HFWTC,Gwalior ‘Child Right Observatory’ Bhopal (M.P.) organized a seminar on ‘Save the Girl Child’. The seminar was held at HFWTC,Gwalior, with the help of 15 supportive welfare societies, and SETU was one of the participatory members of the seminar. The members talked about an essential problem existing in the populace, the seminar enlighten the newly wed couples about the evil practices prevailing in the society in reference to female feticides & infanticide. Conversation also … Read More

Celebration of International day of elimination of violence against women

Celebration of International day of elimination of violence against women (November 27, 2011) Venue: Mayur Nagar, Thatipur and “Family counselling Centre”Gwalior(M.P.) SETU organized a local community meeting with women residing at Thatipur, Gwalior (M.P.) to draw attention to ‘eliminate violence against women’. These women belonged to the vulnerable section of society. Mr. L R Kaushal & Ms Gulmohar Matta (SETU team members) discussed the impact of this on the mental structure on women as well as on their children. They also enlightened … Read More

Providing livelihoods training to the women artisans

Providing livelihoods training to the women artisans at Mehra slum Gwalior (5-11 September) In the series of vocational training programmes for the urban poor, another week long livelihood training session was conducted for the residents of Mehra slum, an urban slum located in the suburbs ofGwaliorcity. The artisan families here are indulged in embroidery work and make a living through it. But, the embroidery work alone is not sufficient to run a family as the opportunities are less, the agents are unable to provide them with the required … Read More

Celebrating womanhood- SETU observes International women’s day

Celebrating womanhood- SETU observes International women’s day (8th March 2011) SETU believes in empowering women for a dignified living and with this view on the occasion of International women’s day, SETU organized a “tailoring workshop for sustainability” for the underprivileged and marginalized women of an urban slum at Gwalior. The workshop was attended by 42 women of the community. SETU team member L.R. Kaushal presided the workshop along with our master trainer Mr. Sunil Dutt. Other SETU team members were also present on the … Read More