Shaheen Women's Resource and Welfare Association

Shaheen Women’s Resource and Welfare Association was set up in the year 2002 to work among rioting communities in the Old City area of Hyderabad. The primary focus of the work was on ground interventions for the women and girls of the isolated communities of Muslims, Dalits and Other Backward Castes (OBC).

Shaheen is keen to enable women gain control over their resources, livelihoods, and community-level decision-making processes. The processes include:

  • Elimination of domestic and social violence

  • Enable women to pursue education and control financial futures

  • Create more comprehensive health care and address HIV & AIDS

  • Work against Trafficking more systematically

  • Allow women to express themselves creatively

  • Ensure the knowledge of rights as a democratic citizen and the right to exercise them


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