Empower women and girls. Demand justice and equality.
Sakhi Kendra is a nonprofit organization that works for women empowerment and gender justice. It aims to create a healthy society without discrimination and violence. It helps women develop social security, self-esteem and community spirit.
Sakhi Kendra at a glance
Sakhi kendra is a NGO working in India for over 40 years, focusing on alleviating inequality and social injustice. We do this through well planned and comprehensive projects in health, education, livelihoods and good governance. Our overall goal is the empowerment of women and girls, especially from poor and marginalised or socially excluded communities leading to improvement in their lives and livelihoods.
“I have heard and seen around the world, but I want to end with the story of just one Kanpur-based young girl, Kusum Singh, who was married at the age of 13 to an abusive illiterate husband. At the age of 15, she realised she had no future. She knew if she were to have any hope at all, she had to stand up for herself and Sakhi Kendra has encouraged her to become self-reliant and make an identity of her own. When selections for community health workers were held, she stood for selection and she won.”
HILLARY CLINTON - FORMER FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES
LIVELIHOOD AND GOOD GOVERNANCE
At Sakhi Kendra, we are dedicated to providing livelihood and good governance in several slums across India. Through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.