The Ahmedabad Women’s Shelter Project

Veena Sheth, professor of Gujarati literature, began a grassroots organization in her small hometown to create awareness and promotion of health and safety measures in the treatment of women, job opportunities for those in the village without a safe support system or income, and basic public health needs such as vaccinations, drinking water, and sanitation.

Though there have been some changes in the community to address some of the major public health issues, the opportunities for basic elementary education, clothing, and stable jobs are still not available.