India

Self-Help Groups are helping women find a voice in India's tribal communities

Self-Help Groups are helping women find a voice in India's tribal communities

The Adivasi - or tribal communities - make up around 8.6% of India’s population. They are the poorest group in India and are among the most socially marginalised, considered to be ‘outside’ Indian society and stereotyped as lazy, alcoholic, and dirty. And women are further marginalised by their internal social structures.

But, with the introduction of Self Help Groups, the female Adivasi are finding their voice.