Improving the lives of 

underprivileged women 

and children in India

Problems we address

India has a 71 % mortality rate. Nagpur has the 3rd highest prevalence of breast cancer and the 2nd highest of cervical cancer in the country.
For Indian women, low economic and social status, abuse and violence, as well as limited legal and social protection increase their vulnerability to HIV/AIDS.
Mental illness
Women with mental health disorders in India are invisible - vulnerable to malnutrition, disease and rape. Others are institutionalised against their will, living in insanitary conditions and exposed to sexual abuse.
60% of global new cases detected every year continue to be in India despite a declaration in 2005 that leprosy was eradicated (1 cases per 10,000 population).
Crimes against women
848 Indian women are harassed, raped and killed every day. Of course, those are just the reported numbers.
Cultural conditioning
In Indian society, the needs of men are put first, at the expense of the wellbeing of women. Our work combats the intense gender inequality that is rife, even today.
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How do we make a difference?

Future projects
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Our impact

How your donations make a difference

£7 per month
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Become a stakeholder for £10 a month 

  • Sponsor a social worker who provides counselling, home visits and accompanies patients to hospital. You can follow their activities and get a personal insight into their work. Monthly salary for an MSW is £150 per month. 

  • Paying for our weekly medical expenses of £75.00

Sponsor a day trip and picnic for 65 lonely and isolated women 

Help us give others a second chance

About us

Our story

"Whilst I often feel like a square peg in a round hole, operating in an environment that challenges me in so many ways, I am privileged to share the tears and laughter of these remarkable women."


Leah Pattinson

Founder - Women In Need

"Many Indian women suffer from a multitude of problems, which has led us to establish Women In Need and my continued battle to provide help and seek justice for society’s most vulnerable."


Usha Chandrabhan Patil

Founder - Women In Need

Meet the team

Dr Sulbh Sharma
Dr Avinash Joshi
Rajesh Patil
Puja Atey
Rama Meshram
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