Population First (PF) has completed 10 years. As we enter our 11th year, one can't help feeling nostalgic about the start and the activities taken place since. I was very fortunate in being able to have a Board of Trustees who were the most distinguished persons in Business, Civil Society and Academicians.
Through all these years we have faced many challenges and overcome many difficulties with the support of well wishers like you. We have argued, discussed, convinced, fought, sweated, travelled and toiled in every possible way for achieving our goal of a society free of gender discrimination. We have been working with various stake holders, media, advertising, youth and village community through our two programs, Laadli – campaign against sex selection and Amchi – Action for Mobilization of Community based Health and Population Initiatives.
I am running for Population First, the cause that is the closest to my heart. We firmly believe that a society where men and women are treated equally is the key to sustainable growth as humankind. Please support my cause to help us bring a change in society.
Every day 1600 girls are eliminated in the womb just because they are girls! Girl child marriages are still rampant in India! One out of every three girls is molested and 24% of women face violence at home!
Population First has been striving for more than a decade to make this world a safer place for women. We have set out on a whirlwind pace, never losing stamina, by engaging with the general public, youth, media, policy makers and community at large through our innovative campaigns and activities under our Laadli - A girl child and women empowerment programme and the rural development programme – AMCHI .Through our rural programme AMCHI we reach out to 55000 beneficiaries in 66 villages of Shahapur block of Thane district.
This year we are raising money to bring in more sustainability to our current programs, add new initiatives and reach out to more number of beneficiaries. Investing in our programs will ensure financial support for the future of our NGO, thereby making sure that the voice for women empowerment, social development and gender equality remains loud and clear!Any contribution,small or large towards this cause is gretaly appreciated.I request you to join our humble efforts to change the way India treats its women.