Project Samanta

The European Union supported Project Samanta is a three years project being implemented in 9 blocks and 90 Gram Panchayats of Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh to facilitate 10,000 working women to receive equal wage for equal work with men and non-discrimination at workplace.

In the first two years, the project invested in organising solidarity of 10,000 working women into 324 working women collectives and capacity building of working women collectives and their peer on key issues of gender and human rights framework, leadership development and obligation mentioned under the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.

Key Achievements

  • Increased participation of women in workforce from 90 days to 130 days in a year
  • Increase in wage of working women to their counterpart - from a range of INR 50-60 to INR 125-160
  • Increase in household income of women labourers from INR 5,400 per annum to INR 19,500 per annum
  • 10,000 working women have increased participation in workplace on employment opportunity negotiation
  • 1,952 employers have been sensitised on promotion of gender based wage parity and non-discrimination in the work environment
  • 326 working women availed benefits of various labour schemes
  • 20,148 children of working women have been enrolled in age appropriate learning institutions
  • In association with Panchayati Raj Institutions, 9 Block Resource Centres have been established for dissemination of gender wage parity information with working women


  • Highlights: 300,00 school children benefited from sports for development, Building as Learning Aid (BALA), improved school WASH, digital learning, science labs and library in schools initiatives
  • Highlights: 60,000 people benefited from 75 anaemia screening and prevention camps in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Rajasthan
  • Highlights: 40,000 school going children, particularly adolescent girls, now have access to improved WASH facilities
  • Highlights: 28,000 community members trained on various aspects of child protection
  • Highlights: 30,000 people reached out to with disaster relief during floods in Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Mumbai
  • Highlights: 34,000 women members of SHGs and joint liability groups have been trained for entrepreneurial and business skills, financial literacy and financial inclusion


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