Gender Equality

Gender equality has been at the heart of almost all DC interventions. Our programmes, STEP (Shakti-The Empathy Project), Streeksha and Sampushti, have been focused on empowering women-led startups, fostering female entrepreneurship, bridging the education gap for women and ensuring quality health for women, especially addressing the acute anemia crisis among women in India (SDG 4). Our programmes Nazariya and Unsound are also working towards strengthening the understanding of gender beyond the binary and building the resources and capabilities needed for this. Together all our projects are working towards challenging and transforming harmful gender norms and for enhanced participation and independence for all people of all genders.