About us - Tribals

Activities of THREAD - ONS

In its community development initiatives, THREAD partners actively with the Orissa Nari Samaj (ONS), so that arenas of change and development are decided upon and put into practice with the active involvement of the communities most affected.

In GENDER EMPOWERMENT AND WOMEN’S COLLECTIVISATION:

  • Providing training to rural indigenous women to become powerful change agents for tribal communities.
  • Encouraging collectivisation of rural indigenous women

In LOCAL GOVERNANCE AND WOMEN’S POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT:

  • Providing training to rural indigenous women in principles of local self-governance and skills for participating in local government
  • Supporting rural indigenous women to contest local government elections and improve local governance

In FOOD SECURITY, ORGANIC FARMING, LIVELIHOOD PROMOTION AND WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

  • Providing training in organic farming techniques
  • Conducting collective farming experiments for optimisation of land use, sharing of scarce resources and renewal of tribal traditions in community living
  • Establishing a collective of organic farmers
  • Assisting with marketing of organic products and promoting women’s economic empowerment
  • Promoting food security through grain storage