A woman is invariably, a sister, daughter, mother, grandmother to man, at some point of time in life. If none else, every man has had bonds with his mother at least, and so has stakes in a woman’s cause. Women’s Synergy (WS) thus encourages men to reflect on their relationship with women and fathom the best in them that could go a long way in supporting and holding women as prized possessions. Women’s Synergy adopts the philosophy of ‘Appreciative Inquiry’ (AI); (http://appreciativeinquiry.case.edu/intro/whatisai.cfm) and encourages its application in the nitty-gritties of our everyday life.
As women’s and men's lives are closely knit, Women’s Synergy provides a platform for men voicing their concerns and view-points too. They could affirm their support, serve as effective role-models and change agents, both to encourage women from all walks of life as well as be a source of inspiration to other men, within the parameters of our experimental program with an experiential process, called - 'WeMen-Xpress’
We at WS, encourage a woman to clear her roadblocks in life, working upon her own strengths, and tackle the issues affecting her life, as well as that of her near, dear and peers’ with this very spirit of AI. She is encouraged to mingle with women from all walks of life, irrespective of their educational, socio-economic or cultural backgrounds. She learns to complement and supplement the roles played by men in her life, making them empathetic and commanding due respect for her own self as well. She is encouraged to envision the ‘leader within’. All our programs are geared to capacitating her towards this end, making her live life, cherishing it till the end.
Thus, a woman who joins the WS network embarks herself on a journey of self-discovery and takes responsibility for her own self. WS just helps her help herself. Her journey begins with a guided self-assessment of her potential to set realistic goals for herself. She is encouraged to pioneer new, innovative and creative ways of dealing with her strengths and weaknesses and assert for herself and her peers’ rights, in a ‘benign’ way. Along this newfound path of hers, she masters the art of turning challenges into opportunities. She becomes a part of a symbiotic relationship building process with her counterparts from all other walks of life, empathizing and respecting others’ needs, besides her own. She learns to build synergies with them, realizes the power of ‘synergies’ and gathers a collective voice for lobbying for her own rights as well as those of others. She does her wee bit towards contributing to the Millennium Development Goal (MDG3-t http://www.undp.org/mdg/basics.shtml) while boosting her own self-esteem levels and making her presence worthwhile and worth emulation by others.
Undaunted, she charters her own path, with self-determination and the power of ‘Synergy’ and needless to say, the backing of ‘Women’s Synergy’ too. She decides to go through a process of self-help and self-care, giving up old ways of blaming her ‘eco-system’ or ‘destiny’ for the road-blocks encountered in life, in case she has been hitherto been doing so. She begins life anew, re-scripting & creating her own dream ‘destiny’.
To reiterate, Women’s Synergy is not just for women alone, as women-men relationships do impact their families, society and our nation as well. Women’s Synergy’s ‘WeMenXpress’ Program invites and registers men’s voices addressing the status of Indian women today, as women cannot be empowered in isolation. Nor can most of their grievances be redressed in isolation either.
For more information on channels and scope of involvement in this program, in various ways, or in various other programs of WS, or to procure our write-up on WS’ mission/philosophy, please do contact us.
Founder & Managing Trustee,
Women’s Synergy* Mob: 9711073161
*Women’s Synergy is a Delhi-based Trust with a non-profit mission in its nascent stages of growth, currently operating in Delhi & NCR.
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