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Speaker: Shashi Tyagi on Women Empowerment
Date Wednesday April 21
Time 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
World Centric
2121 Staunton Ct, Palo Alto
http://www.worldcentric.org
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorAseem Das
Shashi Tyagi -the co-founder of GRAVIS an NGO in India, working by Gandhian principles on rural reconstruction in desert villages of Rajasthan and a partner organization of IDEX, will speak on Women Empowerment. This is a fund raiser for GRAVIS, donations of any amount accepted.

Shashi and her husband L.C. Tyagi are Gandhians who follow the Mahatma Gandhi vision for India, which is one of community self-reliance and dignity for labor. Shashi Tyagi has particular interest in the economic empowerment of women, their health, education, training, and income generating potential. She was recently instrumental in founding a community hospital, which serves 200,000 people, particularly women in pregnancy and childbirth.

Women empowerment
One of its accomplishments that GRAVIS takes most pride is in the marked improvement in the status of women living in the rural community. Women are more self-assured than they ever were, participate in discussions with men, and take the initiative to gain greater independence. GRAVIS over the years has invested in basic education for girls and provided health and nutritional support to women and helped raise self-esteem and created outlets for creativity and self-reliance.

Added to the calendar on Thursday Apr 8th, 2004 2:29 PM

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