Showing posts from March, 2018

Our Widow Mothers and Grandmas sharing their Concerns on International Women's Day

International Women's day was commemorated on March 10th 2018 at the Nalam Child Development Centre, Project of Buds of Christ at Tiruchengode. This year the focus was on highlighting the concerns of women and grandmothers in the context of HIV. The chief guests for the meeting were Ms. Aseen Banu, Secretary /Sub Judge, District Legal Services Authority, Namakkal, Mr. Saddique Ali, Senior Administrative Officer and Dr. Dhivya, Medical officer, ART centre, Tiruchengode. The women's group of the centre presented their concerns in the areas of Health, Social, Economic, Emotional and Protection context and also derived a set of recommendations. The key highlights were on stigma and discrimination in the private health care settings, family, work place and community, economic instability due to lack of regular income, burden of supporting their children's education and protection issues of widow women and children. Ms. Aseen Banu spoke about the laws and acts tha

International Women's Day - Buds of Christ builds HOPE among daughters of widow women in rural India

As March 8th is commemorated as the International women's day, we at Buds of Christ Charitable Trust take this opportunity to thank all the donors who through their generous donations have built confidence and hope for the widow women in ensuring their daughters are educated and empowered. Buds of Christ would like to present a case study to show how your support has impacted in the lives of women in ensuring their daughters are educated. Sangeetha is an orphan herself brought up by her aunt. She had studied till 8th standard and when she was 13 years old, her aunt got her married to a man aged 30 years old. He was a truck driver, but very loving towards her. She had her first child, when Sangeetha was just 14 years old and second child, when she was 17 years old and when she was 20 years old her husband passed away due to a chronic health condition. Being young and with two little girl children, her in laws started treating her badly and accusing her as the cause of her husba