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  project name ~ 2009-RichaSingh-Saathiship

category ~ Saathi

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

2009-RichaSingh-Saathiship

  NGO

 

Sangtin

  Category

 

Saathi

  District

 

Sitapur

  State

 

Uttar Pradesh

  Budget Approved

 

$ 4000

 

  Year Approved

 

2008

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

1  

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Leena Ranade

 

Minnesota
College Park

 

  Caption

 

 

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  Summary

 

 

Richa is a member of Sangtin, an organization set up under the auspices of Mahila Samakhya in Sitapur dt. This was done so that the work of womens empowerment would continue after Mahila Samakhya withdrew from the area. Richa Singh, along with 7 other members of Sangtin, collaborated on a journalling project that culminated in a book Sangtin yatra: saat zindagiyon mein lipti naari vimarsh, published in Hindi in June 2004. This effort helped the members of Sangtin develop a vision for their work independent of Mahila Samakhya. At the same time, backlash against some of the criticism published in the book ultimately resulted in Richa resigning from her job at Mahila Samakhya. Richa now plans to work full-time with Sangtin.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

Unemployment benefits for women and men labor through NREGA Act provisions Income from Dairy and Chikan efforts

 

  Goals

 

 

The goals of Richa Singh and Sangtin over the next few years are twofold: to achieve some measure of economic independence so that their activities arent limited by the priorities of funding agencies, and to develop more concrete interventions to some of the issues they have identified. They have been working to combat violence against women for the past 8-14 years and will continue that work in a more integrated manner. Additionally, they plan to grapple with the issue of lowering incomes of farmers and workers in the chikan industry, falling ground water levels etc. Their goal is to work with villagers to tackle the unique problems each village faces.

 
 

  


 
 
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