Against domestic violence and for small-scale agro-ecological farming: the priorities for SWISSAID’s activity

Smallholder families, indigenous people, young people, women: In India, SWISSAID stands up in particular for those who hope in vain for help from the State. Smallholder families are arming themselves against the climate crisis with agro-ecology – and village communities are combating domestic violence. Our experience shows that sensitising the poorest of the poor to their rights and strengths can leverage government development projects worth millions.

Facts

In the country since:
1960
Activity:
Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh
Rank in the Human Development Index:
129 out of 189
Current Projects:
7
Annual budget:
CHF 1.16 Millionen

Aims

  • Small farming communities become less vulnerable to the climate crisis and strengthen their livelihoods.
  • Civil society organisations engage in political action to secure the livelihoods of small farming families.
  • Village communities stop sanctioning gender discrimination – which is the cause of domestic violence against women.
  • Civil society and state players offer coordinated support to women who have survived domestic violence, and gender equality is promoted.