In India, our focus is on building women and girls’ access to health, education and economic livelihoods in a safe and dignified environment.
In India, women and girls suffer in particular from a lack of access to basic health, sanitation and means of production. They also suffer from the effects of widely-held attitudes towards gender violence that result in high levels of domestic abuse and routine harassment. As a result, women and girls are fearful of undertaking everyday tasks and less able to voice, participate and negotiate around their needs at home and in their communities.
54% of men and 51% of women believe it is OK for a man to beat his wife.
By engaging trusted, local partners, GMSP Foundation works to build women and girl’s capacity to control their own incomes, bodies and health for not only their own betterment but also of their communities.