There is an urgent need to create mechanisms to empower widows in Yavatmal and Vidarbha, and give them the support they need to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward. However, such initiatives are rare. One of the few such projects for the welfare of the helpless women is run by Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) and its sister organization Sampada Trust.
My Place Under The Sun
(English, VCD, 24 mins)
My Place Under the Sun is the story of the women of Amravati district, an orange growing country. The women do not experience poverty, but they have no sense of identity. The film captures their spirit to discover themselves, by the self help groups. Dressed in a sari, heads covered rushing around to get things done. Renting loudspeakers, to cooking vessels to keep the money coming. Women in Wardha district are not only being seen in public life, but they are also being heard. They took initiative to organize a Self Respect rally on issue of farmers committing suicides, recently they see development in a new light by getting Solar lights, a toilet and dignity in each home. They have set up a separate, independent Gram Sabha of Women. Their applications are now taken seriously in Government offices. Way to go! Women rule your world.