ANEW – Association for Non-traditional Employment for Women is an NGO, committed to training and providing opportunities for underprivileged women in the age group of 18-35 in non-traditional employment.
The Literacy rate for women in India is 51%. Despite the low literacy rate, the employment of women in some of the industries in India is high. Statistics show women from socially and economically backward sections of the society are generally employed in traditional and unorganized sectors as domestic helpers, agricultural workers and laborers in the construction industry. Such women are insecure, underpaid and do not enjoy any of the benefits of their counterparts in formal sectors. ANEW strives to bridge this gap by imparting the necessary skills to such women enabling them to secure reasonably well paid employment in certain formal sectors.
ANEW is very process oriented and has a set of processes in place, with well defined roles for staff. Though, at present there are several NGO and government run programs, ANEW differs in providing an overall development program for free to its trainees, in the stipulated time and commits itself sincerely to the cause of empowerment from start to finish.
With just 10 students trained in 1997, today there are over 4800 trainees contributed to the workforce by ANEW.