Women’s empowerment is the key to progress in rural communities and has proved a highly effective vehicle for change in all sectors. Through nurturing women’s self-help groups, PUNARVASU encourages women to become more active in the social and political spheres and to advocate for gender equity in their community.

PUNARVASU provides skills based livelihood training to enable women to interact with the world outside their village. Because women’s empowerment underlies all project areas of operation, the focus on turning marginalized women into true stakeholders in their communities has not only advanced their status but has also resulted in more stable households, healthier families, greater political influence, and more prosperity overall.