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Saritsa Foundation adds a simple and workable solution to move ahead to empower women and girls to win over an important cause of their suffering and poverty - losses of lives and means of livelihood disasters. Saritsa Foundation takes Disasters Risk Reduction practices to the houses and families of these disadvantage women. Saritsa Foundation has recognized that this needs a ripple of change in our hearts and minds to empower women by taking care of their Right to Life Security in disasters. Consequently, it needs awareness, access to information, education and training to move them in a state of mind where they develop an action plan to minimize risks. In India, most of these women belong to weaker sections ,including Scheduled castes/Scheduled tribes/backward classes and Muslim and Christian minority who are mostly living in rural areas and urban pockets without any access to prepare to protect.
Saritsa Foundation endeavors to mainstream these women to provide equal opportunity to bring about a change in minds of women to be confident to protect themselves and their children and families to reduce risks.
The team of Saritsa Foundation reached to these groups of women in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra state in Mangaon. The team led by its Director General conducted workshops from 14 to 15 March in association of Collector of the district, an NGO Nirmalgiri (A Christian MISSION to serve humanitarian causes ) 300 women and girls took part in these workshops enthusiastically to learn to protect in disasters and be Trainers and Motivators to their family members.
1) To create an enabling environment amongst participants to build capacity by raising awareness, imparting education and training with use of local resources for innovations keeping in view the significant hazard proneness of their region.
2) To empower women Self Help Group leaders to understand their role and responsibility towards preparing themselves and be accountable at local level to minimize losses.
3) To provide equal opportunities to women and girls to develop in decision making, planning, and implementation of mitigation methods for disaster risk reduction and protecting means of livelihood.
4) To ensure setting up of warning system mechanisms with communication net work with conventional expertise and technologies to inter act with local government authorities, NGOs and outside agencies.
5) To guide participants to evolve action plans to integrate disaster risk reduction with plans of poverty eradication and development with usable tools with identification of specific needs to protect property, facilities, and economic activities.
6) To be awareness raisers, trainers and motivators to sustain the initiative and keep on developing it.
7) To be able to measure and quantify sustainability of their capacity building efforts time to time and evolving future preparedness plans.