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ABOUT- Building Community Networks to embody the power of a structured, aligned and unified action.
IMPACT- Significant advances made in areas such as Land rights, Health, Local Governance, Environment & Security amongst others.

Tanishka Foundation

Case Study 1
Building Community Networks: Tanishka Foundation (
Grassroots level transformations through the development of Women Community Network
- Tanishka Foundation

Grassroots level transformations - There have been over 5,000 transformation initiatives since our inception. Various issues which made women feel vulnerable were addressed by the Tanishka Foundation members. The forums have demonstrated that when women unite for a cause that concerns their immediate community or administrative division they disrupt existing structures, break all barriers and innovate to find solutions which are transformative. The key areas under which we have seen some of the highest impact are aligned with issues that are universal to most countries in the developing world.  

Land rights - The most critical area for creating economic mobility for women. Several Tanishka Foundation groups have pursued and achieved great success in getting women their rights to land by making sure there are mutation entries in their name in the local administrative offices.

Health - There are several Tanishka Foundations in the marginalised, minority or economically backward areas. In these areas health  and hygiene are critical components to a women’s well being and often a big issue due to poor infrastructure or connectivity. By conducting health check-ups, awareness drives, creating access to mobile medical facilities they have helped women gain access.

Empowerment - A universal construct for all things that have helped women build resilience and reduce their vulnerability. Projects including women making microcosmic changes to local governance structures, taking up local initiatives to bridge systemic gaps are indeed empowering and inspiring coming from those forums.

Environment - Resilience against issue arising out of environment climate change, natural hazards, poor governance and poor infrastructure lead to transformative initiatives in areas such as cleaning rivers, developing check dams, advocating water issues and the like. Environment is a universal impediment to development and any initiatives in that direction become empowering for other groups in the network especially those with similar or worse challenges.

Security - Crimes against women at the intra-household level and at the extra-household level are very critical issues that needed to be addressed in India. The gender inequality index and the patriarchal social structure make women vulnerable to issues such as domestic violence, crimes and atrocities against women and their children. The stories and episodes go unreported due to fear of being marginalised or mistreated. The Tanishka Foundation has demonstrated that this can be addressed via alignment with the law and order machinery and empowering and supporting women undergoing such strife.

Delivering Change Foundation
Delivering Change Foundation (DCF) is an independent organization that partners with governments and communities to accomplish nation transformation.
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