We tend to think of health mainly as a function of biology, but the strongest determinants of health are actually the social, political and economic forces in our lives. Health is not only the absence of disease or infirmity, but also a state of physical, mental and social well-being. How healthy we are depends enormously on our access to nutritious food, clean water and medical care; on the levels of violence and stress in our lives; on how much and under what conditions we work and on the opportunities we have for love, pleasure and fulfillment. The notion that health is largely a measure of medical fitness and a commodity that can be purchased creates confusion between health, broadly defined as our well-being, and medicine, or institutionalized treatment from professional practitioners.
From Human resource point of view the organisation perspective is to achieve better health and development for women and children. While improving women and child health, the organisation has adopted life cycle approach to make an impact on women and child health. The approach of the organisation remain to improve women and child health through developing community based organisation- empowered to offer primary health care services at community level, upgrading knowledge and skill of existing health care practioners on women and child health, non medical practioners only when they are the exclusive service providers, training traditional birth attendants for safe home delivery, training people on women and child health to create a pool of knowledge in the community. Training NGO’s on women and child health remains a key approach of the organisation.
The various sectors that find a place in Mother Care project are reproductive health of women, women’s economic opportunities, women’s education, skills and knowledge development and linkages building. The activities in the project are geared towards an overall empowerment of women. We Endeavour to sensitize them in the area of violence against women in which they are exposed to the knowledge of their marital and legal rights. In these efforts we do not leave out the men as participants. We are involving male participation in the crusade against violence. Women’s empowerment is incomplete without economic and educational inputs being given. Thus awareness of teachers and parents are raised so that they impress upon the community to send the children particularly the girl child to preschool levels. Women entrepreneurship is encouraged through skill development.
Young girls are given training in typing, tailoring or beauty culture so that they can attain economic independence. Thus an overall development of a girl is attempted so that a girl knows her rights as a married woman and is empowered enough to voice her opinion in decision making in family and outside. Mother Concern works with women and families around to reset the course of the world. Women experience this global crisis on a daily basis. They face wars, environmental destruction, poverty, and gender-based violence. It is the women themselves who are creating this change in partnership with Mothers Concern.
Mothers concern provides a safe space for women to discuss the violence they endure. Our partners will encourage women to report instances of abuse and provide moral and legal support for those who do. Gender inequality and violence against women affect the lives of every person, regardless of age or gender. Speaking up is the first and most important step to Ending Violence against Women in India. Across the world, continued violence threatens the future of millions of women and their communities. The international community has recognized the valuable contribution women make to conflict prevention and sustainable peace building. However, women and gender considerations are still largely absent from the structures that make the decisions to sustain peace or engage in conflict. We Aim to assist peacekeeping personnel to promote the human rights and security of women and girls. Girls who are out to explore the world and enter public life are faced with several challenges due to both external factors in the society, as well as internal factors such as attitudes, beliefs, awareness, and thinking. Across rural India, the phenomenon of migration creates an entire class of women left behind to fend for themselves in the face of increased vulnerability to neglect, discrimination and psychological as well as physical abuse. Physical, sexual and psychological violence strikes women in epidemic proportions worldwide. It crosses every social and economic class, every religion, race and ethnicity. From domestic abuse to rape as a weapon of war, violence against women is a gross violation of their human rights. Not only does it threaten women’s health and their social and economic well-being, violence also thwarts global efforts to reduce poverty. Violence is, however, preventable.
A combination of efforts that address income, education, health, laws and infrastructure can significantly reduce violence and its tragic consequences. First and foremost, abusive behavior towards women must be viewed as unacceptable. Communities need to have an important role in defining solutions to violence and providing support to victims. And men must be engaged in the process too, as agents of change standing alongside women to end violence. If the world does not address the issue, it stands to suppress the enormous potential of women and girls. When they feel safe, when they are empowered, women and girls can be game-changers. They are the catalyst for the next great innovation, the leaders of a more just world and the driving force behind stronger economies. Mothers concern work to make sure that local police, hospitals and the government treat domestic violence as a serious crime and a violation of women’s human rights. We employ a multifaceted approach to reducing violence against women. We conduct empirical research to better understand the incidence of violence, costs associated with it and factors that lead to it. We prevent violence against women and have a comprehensive approach that include economically empowering women, involving boys and men, protecting survivors of violence and rehabilitating men who are abusive.