Adolescents make up 21% of India’s population; of this, 120 million are adolescent girls. These girls live in harsh conditions, and are vulnerable to illiteracy, hunger and diseases. Their education and health is not a priority for India’s largely patriarchal system and the social variables that it engenders, which ensure that these girls and women remain neglected and marginalised.
Gender disparity in India is among the worst in the world. Access to critical information on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) is extremely limited, and girls and women have almost no autonomy to make decisions about their own health care; they depend instead on their families, communities, or service providers.
C3 is one of the few Indian organisations that has demonstrated its capacity to work at scale and make a lasting impact. In 2018, we proposed for ourselves a target – to bring change in the lives of 14 lakh girls across India by empowering them with better education, health care and governance opportunities.
This is our Mission 2025. And in this, we are grateful and encouraged to have with us committed supporters such as Azim Premji Foundation.
We have assigned four key objectives to this Mission: