Alcohol Ban in Warwarhere, Maharashtra

In the village of Warwarhere in Maharashtra, The Art of Living introduced its rural development program - 5H, in February 2001. Upon initiation of the 5H program, 400 women in the village raised their voices and campaigned against addiction to alcohol and gutka, a preparation composed of betel nut, tobacco, catechu and other flavorings.

Today in the village, alcohol has been banned, and domestic violence has reduced as a direct result. There is an increased respect for women and their rights, and women are safer and more empowered than before.


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