Pankh intends to spread awareness among women (both rural and urban) about all the issues that touch and matter to women.
Female foeticide, legal awareness, sexual harrassment (families and workplace), domestic violence, dowry issues, health, and education are issues that Pankh talks about and works in.
Collaboration with agencies which help us spread the word about gendered inequity and problems are always welcome.
To empower women emotionally, sexually, financially, and protect them from humiliation by enabling them to lead healthy, happy and dignified lives -- because healthy women make a happy society.
Pankh‘s focus lies on enabling women to lead dignified and independent lives through sustainable development of self-help skills, and consequent financial independence.
This is an effort at providing wings to those women who have never beheld the skies - it is an effort at telling them what the skies are like.
The development of society calls for the development of the human mind and the end of primal instincts that base survival on humiliation, ostracism, and even killings.
With the enormous change in social values and the consequent dangers, it is imperative that the individual worth of a woman be recognised, and that will be the first step towards a happier world.
Pankh is based in Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, and the biggest state in India in terms of population.
The NGO educates and counsels women and men about gender equality, teaches women their rights and works to change culturally ingrained negative attitudes towards women and girls.
The status of women in India has been subject to many great changes over the past few millennia.
From equal status with men in ancient times through the low points of the medieval period, to the promotion of equal rights by many reformers, the history of women in India has been eventful.