RWUS, in collaboration with women collectives in Manipur, North East, and India, has undertaken the Women Leadership and Governance initiative. This process aims to promote and advance women’s leadership in decision-making at all levels. Our goal is to elevate the visibility of local women from victimhood to positions of change and leadership, enabling them to address daily peace and security concerns. Through this initiative, we have been able to provide leadership training to over 500 women and have supported the formation of 15 women-led collectives.
In rural communities of Manipur, ensuring daily food requirements for families is a significant challenge. To address this pressing issue, RWUS actively engages with 3200 impoverished farmers. Through initiatives such as Sloping Agriculture Technology (SALT), Systematic Rice Intensification, FAITH Gardening, and other livelihood programs, we strive to alleviate food insecurity and improve the overall well-being of these communities. In addition to these programs, we also provide training on sustainable agriculture practices, financial management, and marketing to help farmers increase their yields and income.
RWUS recognizes the importance of addressing environmental concerns, particularly the management and protection of natural resources. Our organization works towards restoring ecological balance, fostering eco-friendly livelihoods, and empowering women and youths through skill-building and advocacy. We actively engage in networking and negotiations to protect and promote the rights of indigenous peoples, as well as address extractive issues related to the management of natural resources. Our efforts have led to the formation of several women-led collectives that are actively involved in protecting the environment and promoting sustainable livelihoods.
At RWUS, we prioritize capacity building to empower local communities, including CSOs, CBOs, youths, and women. Through our ongoing programs, we provide comprehensive training and workshops on topics such as gender, conflict and peacebuilding, leadership development, climate change, human rights, and farmers’ training. These initiatives aim to equip individuals and organizations with the necessary skills and knowledge to drive positive change in their communities. To date, we have trained over 5000 individuals through our various capacity building programs.
In 2010, RWUS launched the “SMILE” project, which assists underprivileged orphans through the contributions of our staff, individuals, well-wishers, and church departments. Through this initiative, we provide material and educational support, including gifts, to orphaned children. Over the years, more than 1000 children have benefited from this project, bringing smiles to their faces and providing them with a brighter future. In addition to material support, we also provide counseling and guidance to help these children overcome the trauma of losing their parents.