Improving the lives of
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.
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).
848 Indian women are harassed, raped and killed every day. Of course, those are just the reported numbers.
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.
How do we make a difference?
How your donations make a difference
£7 per month
Provides treatment for a woman with mental health problems.
£10 per month
Pays for a doctor to travel into the slums in our mobile unit, giving primary health care to up to 50 women each visit.
£15 per month
Provides a destitute woman with shelter, food and clothing.
£20 per month
Pays for the delivery of cooked meals to an elderly leprosy patient unable to cook for herself because of deformity.
£30 per month
Gives a HIV+ woman life-preserving antiretrovirals and symptomatic treatment.
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
The charity takes small groups of women away from the city and all the problems it represents. Groups include HIV+ women and their children, women with mental health problems, or elderly leprosy patients. Total trip cost £150:
£60:00 – bus hire and petrol for 160 km round trip
£30:00 – Cooks hired to cook food in location
£30:00 – food ingredients: oil, veg, chapatti flour rice, etc.
£30:00 hire of large cooking vessels and fired wood
"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."
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