Women Empowerment: Social Empowerment

  • India: Punarjani Village

    Punarjani, at Pathiyoor, is one of the hundreds of villages in India that has been transformed into a sustainable, progressive society. The seeds of development were sown with the Youth Leadership Training...
  • Ending Female Foeticide

     Spearheading gender equality The Art of Living promotes the active involvement of women in decision-making processes so that their voices are not only heard, but appropriate action is taken towards...
  • 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...
  • Smokeless Chullahs

    Women face respiratory problems through cooking with firewood The kitchen assumes an important place in the life of a rural woman. In many villages, firewood is used as a medium of cooking. Due to the...
  • Incense Stick Manufacturing (Aggarbatti)

    Post the 2004 tsunami, which had a devastating affect the on villagers in Vadak Poigainallur, Nagapattinam District in Tamil Nadu. Most of the relief that came for the tsunami victims were focused on the...
  • Construction Of Toilets

    A 2003 study by Mumbai-based SNDT University found that of the 1,017 rural women interviewed, only five had toilets at home. Others used fields and open spaces for defecation. This prompted The Art of...
  • Yoga and Breathing Techniques for Female Victims

    Yoga and Breathing Techniques for Female Victims of Domestic Violence According to Parliamentary Library (Parliament of Australia) domestic violence prevails in all geographic areas of Australia and cuts...
  • Journey towards rehabilitation

    “Anoek Shanti Paysi (we got lot of peace now),” chorused the participants of the first special Art of Living workshop for sex workers in Bangladesh. The Mirpur premises of the Social and Economic...
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    Founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,The Art of Living is an educational and humanitarian movement engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. Mehr