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.
WOTR's path-breaking work in combating desertification and land degradation, is now brought out by Tudor Rose in association with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). Arjuna Srinidhi and Marcella D'Souza write about our work in the semi-arid regions of central India in the new international publication 'A Better World'. In recognition of its efforts over the past 25 years, WOTR was also awarded the Land for Life Award in 2017 by the UNCCD.