WHEN WE EMPOWER WOMEN, INCREDIBLE THINGS START TO HAPPEN IN SOCIETY

INDIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT HURTS WOMEN MORE THAN MEN

It is a known fact that as women become more literate and join the workforce, earn and spend money, it creates additional economic growth. However, the labour force participation rate has fallen in recent years, and women have had to face the brunt of it. In January 2016, the labour force participation rate among women was 16.81%.

This has since fallen to 10.97% in February 2019. In urban India, it was at 10.37% and in rural India it was at 11.28%. In simpler terms, only 11 out of 100 women, who are part of the working-age population in India, have a job. The number was 17 earlier. That’s a real reason to worry. While many initiatives have been undertaken, there is much work still to be done. 

 
OUR MISSION
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Lotus Rescue aims to touch the lives of underprivileged women who need support in terms of livelihood opportunities, so they can lead lives of dignity.

 

WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED

Capability building

  • We created a beautician course, sponsored entirely by us

  • We introduced free spoken English classes

  • We organized a quilling workshop

Infrastructure and sponsorship support

  • We received 6 sewing machines; a generous donation from Usha; and the women started to receive small supply orders for production

  • Organizations like Caring Hearts visited our premises and distributed clothes to women

Exposure and promotion

  • We put up their products for sale in exhibitions in places like Tollygunge Club and Marwari Mahila Samity where they got a good response

  • We managed to promote retail sales by associating with brands like Weaves and Sutraa

People engagement and trust building

  • An eye camp was organized by the Hope Foundation

  • Malaria and dengue awareness programs were organized by the National Homeo Laboratory

  • Funfair events were organized in villages for women in Panpur and Kakinara

TYPES OF ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN BY OUR WOMEN

Craft & Art Work

Sewing

Recycled Goods

Jute Craft

Stationery Items

Bags

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Lotus Rescue Peace Education Culture Creativity Society, 339-T, Behala East Park, KP Mukherjee Road, Barisha, Kolkata, West Bengal - 700008 

Email: lotusrescue2013@gmail.com

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