Tilbage

Advocacy and capacity building for poor women groups in fishing villages in Tamil Nadu, India

Organisation:

Seniorer uden Grænser

Pulje:

Civilsamfundspuljen

Bevillingstype:

Medborgerindsats

Projekt start:

15.01.2019

Projekt slut:

31.12.2021

Beviliget beløb:

497.529,00 kr.

Indsatsen vedrører følgende verdensmål:

  • Mål 1: Afskaf fattigdom
  • Mål 5: Ligestilling mellem kønnene
  • Mål 8: Anstændige jobs og økonomisk vækst
  • Mål 10: Mindre ulighed
  • Mål 17: Partnerskaber for handling

Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:

  • India

Lokale partnere:

  • SOCIAL NEED EDUCATION AND HUMAN AWARENESS

Overordnede mål :

'- The long term objective is to reduced poverty (UN Goal no 1) - Higher female conscioness and knowledge of their rights

Umiddelbare mål :

The short term objectives are: 1. Improve capacity of women married to fishermen and better livelihood of their families 2. The support provided by the umbrella organisation Samuthra being funded by the co-ops members’ fee (post project goal) 3. Higher female consciousness and knowledge about human and women’s right achieved through Marketing education and training in Human Rights.

Målgrupper :

The target group are women married to fishermen, who are fishing in smaler boats along the coast. Most af these families live below the poverty line. The project will support approx 100 women and thus contributing to a higher living standard for 100 families.

Resume:

The long term objective is to reduced poverty (UN Goal no 1) The short term objectives are: 1. Improve capacity of women married to fishermen and better livelihood of their families 2. The support provided by the umbrella organisation Samuthra being funded by the co-ops members’ fee 3. Higher female consciousness and knowledge about human and women’s right achieved through Marketing education and training in Human Rights. The project area covers two districts: Nagapattinam and Karaikal. The official language, apart from English is Tamil. Nagapattinam district has a population of 1,851,000 people and the area is 2716 sq. km. The population density is 681 persons per sq. km. The Karaikal district has a population of 200,000 people and an area of 161 sq. km. The literacy rates for both districts are about 92 for men, and 82 for women. At the coast there are many small villages and a population which have made their livelihood from traditional fishery with a small boat. These groups are now under economic pressure, because of an increasing number of very efficient trawlers fishing close to the coast and thereby reducing the potential catch of the local fishermen. Most families live below the poverty line. The project aims at compensating for this social degradation, by promoting income generating activities.