Prakriti is a registered non-government organization that has its focus on programs and activities for the improvement of women’s status. Started as a field based operational centre Prakriti has grown over the years through its team of dedicated board members, staff, social workers, activists and volunteers from all walks of life. The objective of the organization is to create and run programs that benefit the social, political and economic emancipation of urban and in particular rural women. We sustain women’s groups to help overcome the vagaries of life and living situations related to health, education and employment opportunities. The organization enjoys a national level recognition and has developed a strong network of alliances with other like-minded national and international organizations. Prakriti aims to boost all efforts that enhance the status of women, by offering ways and means to train women’s groups to build respect and dignity for themselves in present-day society. We showcase their recognition and contribution in families and communities by offering them opportunities to participate effectively in all such transformation processes. Since women constitute an inherent part of society everywhere, it is only right that they be taught to take on equitable positions especially in areas of education, economic opportunities and legal rights. Working as a resource center on women's issues, the objective has also been to collect important data and information from the ground and put it to use to strengthen women's movement for equality. All such information has been documented and classified based on the different issues that were taken on over the years and is used for wider dissemination in the field. We share the database as reference material for other NGOs and institutions working along similar lines. Prakriti’s resource centre offers a unique library with a collection of reports on various welfare projects that have been implemented. We also have materials and papers of various seminars, workshops, research studies, along with books, magazines, manuals, audio-visuals and documents
Prakriti is registered under The Society Registration Act XXI of 1860 (Registration No 429 of 1990 dated 29th October 1990 at Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh. Prakriti has registered for an exemption under section 80G of the Income Tax Act and also Prakriti is registered under FCRA and has a permission to receive donation in foreign currency. which is valid till 31st March 2027
To create family centered society characterized by rapid, sustainable and equitable development with women being equal contributors to this process
Prakriti is committed to a human development approach for women’s emancipation in the larger context and in particular for the rural women of its work areas in the micro context. In this regard the organization has etched out the following projections by way of its long- term mission and goal. Men and women both have to be made aware of the events and issues affecting their development, self-esteem and self-respect. To identify positive possibilities in women associates and provide them with suitable leadership inputs with the view to involve them in activities related to social regeneration of society. To undertake relevant research and study projects highlighting gender inequities prevalent in society and to bring distinction to the organization through the documentation and dissemination activities related to the same. To distinguish the organization at the local, regional and national level as a supportive women’s organization that enhances women’s empowerment through capacity building initiatives for bringing about social transformation. To establish and forge strong networking amongst the various women’s organizations working in the country and thereby extending support and encouragement so as to create an environment to foster and embark on development initiatives with innovative and newer ideologies. Also to act as an initiator to begin a new era for their self-development, pride and self respect
Empowering women in Panchayats by building their capacities and leadership development covered 5000 elected women , currently 30 Panchayat Sakhi are working.
300 suicide affected farmers families were reached , rehabilitation, livelihood promotion and supporting education of children from these families, Suicide prevention and mental health awareness
Addressing health, nutrition related problems of adolescent girls, building their understanding about Gender and patriarchy, training on life skills
Promoting agro bio diverse farming among small marginalized farmers, building women farmers collectives,
To secure land-related entitlements for most marginalized women in Nagpur rural
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1200 SHGs were formed and more than 10,000 rural women were reached through SHGs. Bank linkages were established, small income generating activities in group and individual were promoted , 6 Gramkosh were also formed, poor women from scheduled caste and scheduled tribes were associated
Fellowship was given to 132 Post graduate men and women and covered about 500 villages in Nine districts spread in the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh
Sarda Equal Opportunity Award - 2013