Women empowerment is a multi-dimensional process which could enable individual or groups of enabling women to realize their full identity and powers in all spheres of life. In other words it means women to have authority or power to face any challenging situations.
Taking into consideration of today’s women, mental strength status, it’s observed that women tend to become vulnerable to the perennial external demands. Their maladaptive coping strategies are inappropriate to handle their day to day stress .This in turn if left untreated, the more likely it is to interfere with their ability to do their job and affect interaction with others. Subsequently this can lead to financial troubles, job loss, and potentially even homelessness. And all of these challenges, of course, can further complicate them mentally, making it increasingly difficult to pull themselves out of a challenging situation. More than a third of homeless women have a serious mental illness.
WHO predicts that by the year 2020, 20% of India's population will suffer from mental health issues. Taking these findings into consideration, it is imperative to address and sensitize the need to maintain the mental and emotional stability of the women population who are under distress. The projects “Mind Café” & “Mind Camp” is an preventive measure to provide a healthy society with socially responsible citizens.
Yuvathi Trust is guided by the mission to focus the efforts in promoting the Social, Psychological, Emotional Development of Women and Girls, including advocating for women’s rights, eliminating discrimination against women, enhancing women’s capacities , promoting their decision making skills that affect their lives, and amplifying their voices for peace and security. Yuvathi, established on March 31st 2017, is launching the project, Mind Café in conjunction with a fundraising event, at 4.00 to 6.00 p.m on August 25th 2018, at Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women, Annai Theresa Complex, Valluvarkottam, Chennai.
The Mind Cafe project: About Mind Café project: Mind café is a place or center where one can walk in with emotional problems for relieving their stress at very minimal cost. It’s a destination for authentic directions and information pertaining to your emotional stress problems. Vision statement: “To create a stress free milieu for people with distress and establish harmony within and between their family members”. Objective:
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