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Women Organization for Rural Development - WORD

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PURPOSE: To integrate sustainable livelihood improvement programs through the participatory approach

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7 Members

Traditions: Hindu, Islam, Christian

Action Area: Community Building, Environment, Health and Social Services, Interfaith and Intercultural Understanding and Dialogue, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation, Women, Youth

Region: Asia

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Kadiri area, where WORD is located, is a very sensitive place. Hindus and Muslims have been living together for ages but, due to some emerging political interventions, there are possibilities of developing communal unrest. It is therefore important to prepare the people and community towards religious tolerance and peace-building initiatives for human development. Because in any crisis situation, like violence, riots, etc., women are the most affected, Women Organization for Rural Development has been working for the socio-economic development of women in the rural area for more than 13 years. This group, formed by women, is taking appropriate initiatives to bring peace and communal harmony. The organization is a service agency working for the progression of women and downtrodden people living in the area. They organize skill development trainings through their training centre in Kadiri and Kadapa cities. So far, they have provided trainings to more than 1,200 economically marginalized women. They have also undertaken tree planting programs and organized Environmental Education programs to students in the area. As members of URI, they plan to organize Seminars and workshops on interfaith cooperation and peace-building, and to organize free medical camps providing services in remote rural areas.

VALUE: Promotion of rural livelihoods and women empowerment

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Ms. Yasoda Peddireddy

YSR Nagar, Adapala Street, Upstairs
Andhra Pradesh, Kadiri

(91) 08494-220232

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