Address of the organization
Chellampatti –625 566
Madurai District, Tamilnadu, India.
Women’s Emancipation and Development (WED) TRUST, is a registered grassroots non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 1992 with the aim of building a gender just society with self sustained, economically independent, politically empowered women. WED TRUST was formed by a group of feminists under the joint leadership of Mr. PS. Dharmaneethi, M.Sc., B.L., C.G.T., and Ms. N. Logamani, M.A., B.Ed., on 9th October 1992. The group targeted the Chellampatti Block under Usilampatti Taluk of Madurai District, Tamilnadu, India for intervention because of the area’s urgent need for preventing female infanticide.
WED Trust’s major activities are prevention of female infanticide, feticide and violation against women and socio-economic, cultural and political empowerment of women.
WED Trust believes in participatory approach in its entire programs. The Trust has a 5 member Board of Trustees of which four are women who meets twice a year to appraise the progress of its activities. The members take decisions collectively.
Legal status of the organization and board of trustees
WED Trust is registered under Indian Trust Act in 1992 (Reg. No 26/1992). It is registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act FCRA Number 075940354 dated 03-10-1998.
The Trust is also registered under Income Tax Act of India with PAN: AAATW0271B
Building up a gender just society with self sustained, economically independent and politically empowered women.
Empowering women and children in all spheres of life through education, training and intervention programs along with networking a peoples’ movement for campaigning and lobbying.
Prevention of Female Infanticide
Formation of Women self help groups
Sensitization of men and women through trainings/ seminars / Campaign
Women Empowerment Programs
Micro-credit for economic development
Reproductive and Child Health programs
Family Counseling and Legal Assistance
Human Rights Education
Capacity building programs for local government women leaders
Networking with grass root NGOs
Aged care through formation groups, micro credit and medical camps
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