• Haji Mufossil Ali Complex, Dist: Nagaon, Hojai, Assam 782435
  • 03674 254 786
  • Haji Mufossil Ali Complex, Dist: Nagaon, Hojai, Assam 782435
  • 03674 254 786

Empower the widows and help them live a secure life

Empower the widows and help them live a secure life

In India, the experience of losing one’s spouse is, overwhelmingly, a female experience. Further, the consequences of losing one’s spouse are very different for men and women. Even in the older age groups, only a small minority of men are widowed, while a large majority of women experience that predicament. The main reason for this gender gap in the incidence of widowhood is a much higher rate of remarriage among widowed men, compared with widowed women.

Women, who form 48.9 % (587 million) of India’s 1.2 billion populations is particularly relevant to a demographic that is usually not accorded honor: 71.4 million single women, or 12% of the female population.There was a 39% increase in the number of single women in India, the numbers rising from 51.2 million in 2001 to 71.4 million in 2011, according to census data. This includes widows, divorcees and unmarried women, and those deserted by husbands.

AJMAL FOUNDATION provides financial assistance to the widows along with opportunities of livelihood. Those widows, who have no regular source of income and are living in poor and destitute conditions are selected for assistance.Deprived of the basic amenities of life, this project will rehabilitate those who are striving for their sustainability and also assist them to lead their lives in a proper way.

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