Welcome to Jeevika!

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Jeevika Development Society is a community-based NGO in West Bengal, India, committed to working towards furthering the rights of women. Jeevika was formed in 1990 and became registered under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act in 1994. Jeevika works with communities of underprivileged women in 48 villages in the district of South 24 Parganas in West Bengal, […]

Anonde Konyakal – Celebrating Girlhood

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On 24th January 2013, Jeevika Development Society will observe the National Girl Child Day with a carnival at the Rabindra Sadan Prangan. The carnival will witness the enthusiastic participation of school children from diverse backgrounds and will be a space dedicated to girl children for the celebration of girlhood. The carnival will engage young girls […]

Jeevika Wins at Jadavpur University

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Jeevika Development Society participated in the Jadavpur University observation of International Women’s Day (IWD) hosted by the School of  Women’s Studies.  IWD celebrations were held at the Triguna Sen Auditorium with a poster exhibition, discussions and a theater festival.  Jeevika’s theater troupe participated in the theater festival and won the first prize, beating  4 competing […]

Vision Workshop

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             Every year Jeevika has a series of community-building retreats to re-focus and celebrate the women and work being done. The 2010 Retreat was held at Swabhumi Heritage Plaza in Salt Lake, Kolkata. All staff members and over 40 women from SHGs attended and participated in a vision workshop (as well as danced, ate, and […]

First Post!

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Welcome to The Jeevika! 2010 has been an extremely busy year with Jeevika hosting workshops, taking on new campaigns, making new connections and pushing towards the full recognition of women’s rights in West Bengal and beyond. The page is a place you can read about our activities, see our photos, and hear our voices. Scroll through […]