EQUITY AND DEVELOPMENT FOR WOMEN
At Telangana Jagruthi, we believe in offering the rightful place to women in the society. We believe in supporting women through all walks of life whether it be education, employment, societal rights, or personal growth. We welcome the provisions of the Women’s Empowerment Principles laid out by UN Women and the United Nations Global Compact.
"DEVELOPING WOMEN LEADERSHIP - A ROADMAP TO SUCCESS" - A SPEECH BY FOUNDER PRESIDENT K. KAVITHA
Event organized by UN Global Compact
In this video, our Founder, Smt. Kalvakuntla Kavitha shares her own experience and highlights the need for women development beyond rhetoric. She shares inspiring examples of women who made their mark in the world despite adversities while highlighting there is a lot more we need to do to create a truly equal and equitable society for women.
SPEAK UP AND DEMAND WHAT YOU DESERVE AT WORKPLACE: TELANGANA JAGRUTHI CHIEF K KAVITHA
Originally Published by The New Indian Express
HYDERABAD: Telangana Jagruthi president and former MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha on Thursday said that women empowerment is possible with right awareness.
Speaking at the ‘Developing Women Leadership — A Roadmap to Success’, a two-day programme being jointly organised by the Telangana Jagruthi and UN Global Compact, Kavitha made a point on equality between men and women in the corporate sector and said that more women should speak up and demand promotions and salary hikes they deserve.
“Perhaps even men need seminars on this subject to ensure that they become gender sensitive and also to ensure equal participation of women in corporate sector,” she said. “This is a wonderful gathering, small but power-packed. I am a person who is running against time to be with my kids. It is extra tough for women to succeed. So I have now changed my schedule to 4.30 am, where I have my ‘me time’,” Kavitha said, talking about her personal experience as a politician, mother and wife.
The TRS leader pointed out that in society, “the pool is full of men and there’s hardly any place for women.” She said that men in the corporate sector and even in political parties must give more space to women.
“There is so much burden placed on our shoulders, that we constantly think we are in the dump,” Kavitha added. She expressed the hope that more women would speak up and ask for what is rightfully theirs at the workplace.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR EDUCATION
Jagruthi Vice President Mayday Rajiv Sagar handed over to a talented student :
Komu Krishnayya Suthar Mestri of Jalalpuram village of Tirumalagiri mandal, his second daughter Komu Sumati got a good rank in the university entrance exams held this year and got a seat in the M.S.C house grated chemistry (5 years) section of Nalgonda Mahatma Gandhi University. Due to financial distress he could not afford to continue his daughter's education. He informed Telangana Jagruthi Vice President that in his situation he could not even pay for her mess bills and her studies could not continue further.
Responding to May Day Rajeev Sagar garu helped him immediately, paid for five years of tuition- 1,00,000 lakh rupees per year and 20,000 thousand rupees per year mess bills was given to the student in Hyderabad. Sumati assured me she would study hard and reach a higher level, and promised that she would also be a support and educate people like me in the coming days.
Mayday thanked Rajiv Sagar garu who helped financially promoting my education. Student's father Kommu Krishnaiah and others participated.
TJ ANEMIA MUKT BALIKA PROGRAM
Mrs. Kalvakuntla Kavitha with Nishtha Satyam, Deputy Permanent Representative of UN Women, India - discussing the three and a half decades of policy effort on part of the Government of India to fight anemia in adolescent girls. We discussed on potential partnerships and strategies to address this enduring issue.
In 2019, Telangana Jagruthi conducted a comprehensive screening of 280 government schools and covered approximately 18,000 adolescent girls (between 13 to 15 years of age) in Nizamabad. The screening results showed that a majority of the adolescent girls suffered from anemia.
After consultative meetings with UN Women, various local and government agencies, and thought leaders it implemented a multipronged program – the “Telangana Jagruthi Anemia Mukta Balika Program” to build capacity and reduce incidences of anemia among adolescent girls.
It then came up with a four pronged approach to combat anemia among adolescent groups and mapped challenges and mapped potential pathways of surmounting the challenges as a framework for other civil society organizations.