Jeevika Development Society

Jeevika Development Society is a community based NGO, furthering the socio-economic rights of women, and challenging gender based discrimination and violence. It began with three major activities – microcredit among village women, promotion of traditional crafts, Kantha and various forms of animal husbandry.

Jeevika works across 67 villages of South 24 Parganas, connecting 11600+ women and their families through programmes related to livelihood, agriculture and right activism.

Recently, Jeevika started engaging men and boys from the community to counter gender based discrimination, convinced that men and women must enjoy equal access to financial and other resources.