Women in India are disproportionately affected by poverty and discriminations; and suffer abuse and violations in the realization of their rights, access to resources, and opportunities for a better life. Experience shows that, when equipped with proper resources, women have the power to help entire families and communities overcome poverty, marginalisation and social injustice. Cox & Kings believes that the empowerment of women is the key to progress as a society. Through skill building and employment programmes, they aim to make women self-reliant and poised for success.
- In partnership with Ojus Medical Institute, the foundation has empowered women living in the slum areas of Ghatkopar, Mumbai through the Damini Project. The special vocational training has enabled self-employment and employment in local institutions. This has improved their socio-economic status which has impact their families positively. Courses including Tailoring, Mehendi and Beauty classes are organised to empower the underprivileged background, marginalized women, students and dropout students from Municipal schools.
- To save the girls from getting abandoned or killed, Cox & Kings Foundation with Maa Bhagwati Sansthan has facilitated installation of 65 cradle points throughout the state of Rajasthan. This initiative encourages parents to not abandon their daughters and simply place the unwanted children in these cradles. The Sansthan then adopts the children and takes care of them.