SUPPORTED BY WILDLIFE CONSERVATION NETWORK AND YVES ROCHER FOUNDATION
Conflict mitigation : Empowering Women living in villages, making them less vulnerable to attacks from wild animals
Supported by Wildlife Conservation Networkand the Yves Rocher Foundation, we have commenced a program in 7 villages situated in the buffer of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve with an aim to secure more than 500 women and young girls from the threats of living along forest fringes. The 'Daksh Nari' program specifically aims to address issues of the most vulnerable group of communities, i.e., Women, considering major part of their livelihood comes from the farm work. They spend more time in the fields which are mostly forest fringes and corridors for the wild animals. Empowering women with the information about wildlife, reasons for conflict, and ways to reduce it is the motto of this work. Through this program, we are :
Creating a platform for women to share their thoughts, experiences, and challenges as they live near forest fringes
Conducting frequent informal communication, awareness sessions about wildlife, reasons for conflict, and mitigation actions.
Facilitating dialogues between Women and Cattle grazers, Primary response teams / 1st responders of their villages, and the Forest department.
Conducting different awareness sessions on Menstrual health and hygiene, importance of healthy diet, exercise, financial literacy, money management and different livelihood options.
TRACT team conducting awareness workshop with women in a buffer village of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve
Activities that make women vulnerable to attacks by wild animals