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We strive to enable women and children lead informed and safer lives

Joint Women’s Programme envisions itself as a movement of and by women and children seeking the freedom to express their identity. Being one of the earliest advocates for women and child rights in India, JWP began its journey in 1977, with an objective to secure and empower women and children from violence and social atrocities. We seek to create a new society of equal partnership between women and men while ensuring access to education and protection for children.

JWP promotes issue-based campaigns and networking at the regional and national levels among women’s groups and others. Through our programmes, we reach out to government departments, law enforcing agencies, civil society, grassroot organizations and committed individuals to ensure that everyone avail their basic rights.

Based in New Delhi, JWP implements programmes across several Indian states. We emphasize on grassroot women organization and community building in rural as well as urban areas. We extend our call to all members of society and urge participation in our attempt to uphold human rights.

Recent Activities

ANNUAL DAY CELEBRATION

A great Day for JWP and its team!!
Annual Day celebrated with energy and enthusiasm. Children displayed exemplary skills and stamina through the practice sessions and put up a heartwarming show!
Every year this is one event when a platform is provided exclusively to these children from the migrant community to give confidence and show their skills.

COMMUNITY MEETING 

A community meeting on reproductive healthcare was organised with the women and men, in the context of healthy living and a healthy population. Very few men were present. The discussions were lively and informative.

SESSION ON MENSTRUAL HEALTH

A special session was held on Menstrual Hygiene and its impact on the health of a woman, a much-needed discussion at our Mera Sahara Nithari centre. A Sanitary pad dispenser was installed, and its necessity was informed to the ‘first time’ users. Protection and care were explained to ensure good health.

FACT FINDING SESSION

We conducted a research session with parents to understand the reasons for the prevalence of violence against children, including child marriages and trafficking. The researcher person was Ms. Keishia DeSilva, a PhD student from Bangalore. It was a wonderful workshop as women opened up and asked several questions concerning violence in their immediate families as well as in their extended families. Many action points were discussed to prevent violence against children, including child marriages.

World Water Day Celebration

If we do not save water today then we have to regret our actions later on.
World Water Day was celebrated by children of Mera Sahara Center, Nithari.

 

Holi Celebration

Jwp wishes you happy Holi
 
Holi celebration in Mera Sahara Center, Sector 31, Noida.

Director’s visit at Mera Sahara Center, Nithari

Dr. Chatterji seems very happy to interact with children in the newly opened community library!

International Women’s day (Kausani, Uttarakhand)

IWD celebrations in Uttarakhand. Sharing their life experiences as caregivers, workers, breadwinners and participants in social change!!
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International Women’s day (JANTAR MANTAR)

At Jantar Mantar,  Delhi , with other National Women Organisations singing songs on Women’s rights
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International Women’s day (Meha Sahara Center)

Mera Sahara Celebrated International Women’s Day through the week. Community teachers , our helpers and children attending skill training in spoken English. JWP had earlier started a small library to enable and facilitate the reading habits in children. Special attention is given to girls from the community who come to read in our library.
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Home Composting

Home Composting being taught to children in our center.

NIOS Classes for JWP’s students

NIOS class now has 9 students. One among them is taking tutorials to apply for IGNOU in BA stream. 5 out of 9 are girls.
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Segregation and composting session organized by JWP

In partnership with Sifar Zaya, a volunteer organization working on banning single-use plastic and promoting home composting and recycled cloth bags, JWP had organized a session for the community members in Nithari, Noida. Speaker Capt. Manju Minhas (retd.) highlighted the ill effects of single-use polythene bags clogging the drains and how it is most effective when women are engaged in saving the soil from being contaminated with unsegregated waste and water bodies are saved from micro plastic.
 
It was a very useful session for the community which lives in a limited space.
Further, the community felt that if the compost is well made it could be a source of income too.
At the end of the session, free dustbins and cloth bags were distributed to attendees.
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COVID Relief – Sampark aur Samvaad 

With limited resources available to us, we have already been distributing essential supplies to some districts around us.

Till date, we have already sent relief packages to over 10,000 people in the surrounding areas with the help of some local partnerships. Based on our interaction with the local members of the village, we want to now focus on providing vegetables, milk and milk powder and bi-monthly distribution of biodegradable cotton sanitary napkins.

Visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan, 3rd January 2020

JWP was invited to the Rashtrapati Bhawan to recognise and appreciate the organization’s contribution to the community and grassroots level work. We were very happy to receive a Certificate of Appreciation from him. What made the event all the more special was that we were chosen as one of the 40 individuals and organisations which were invited from all over India. We are grateful for the honour!


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Our Commitment to improving conditions in Nithari, Noida

Let's Work Together

It is an uphill struggle to carry on the movement with limited resources. You and/or your organisation can help us to continue our varied programmes in the following ways:

 

  • Participate in programmes/projects, in advocacy, in skill and gender training with women, children and community members including local administrators.

  • Help as professionals towards the various activities.

  • Provide much needed financial support.

JWP is a Registered Society (or non-profit organization) in Delhi, India, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. We are fully authorized by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India to receive foreign financial contributions under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act of 2010.

Indian taxpayers: Your donation is exempted from Income Tax u/s 80-G of Income Tax Act 1961.