‘ADITHI’ is a non-profit making women’s organization working for the socio-economic development and empowerment of resource-poor and resource-less women and girl children through awareness generation, leadership development, livelihood and income generating programmes in key economic sectors by forming self-sustainable groups. A secondary goal is to develop replicable models and organizational methods for fostering the same. ADITHI is headquartered at Patna, with project areas in different rural and urban areas of Bihar state (18 districts) and Jharkhand state (3 districts).
ADITHI’s vision is to be a new type of women’s organization with a participatory culture, where decisions will be made by grassroots women after creating awareness of opportunities, where resources will be in the hands of grassroots women and where every woman will be treated with dignity and equality.
ADITHI envisages a society in which women have rights over their lives and wherein the positive qualities of women and men govern the functioning of society. ADITHI also envisages that the negative values of the present patriarchal society such as violence, materialism, militarization, etc., would be eliminated.
ADITHI is set up to enable the empowerment through economic and social development of women coming from families living below the poverty line to achieve the elimination of hunger in some demonstration projects.
- Bihar (West Champaran, East Champaran, Gopalganj, Siwan, Sitamarhi, Sheohar, Muzaffarpur, Vaishali, Madhubani, Darbhanga, Samastipur, Supaul, Madhepura, Patna, Rohtas, Jahanabad, Gaya, and Nalanda districts)
- Jharkhand (Sahibganj, Deoghar and Dumka districts)