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...
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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. Read More