Betiya Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organisation was initiated in 2010. Based in Delhi and working in the states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttrakhand, Haryana and in the capital of India’s most populated state Uttar Pradesh. It perceives quality education for girls up to at least the elementary phase as a prerequisite for addressing women’s empowerment and equity concerns for pursuing sustainable development with an egalitarian face.
Betiya Foundation work towards raising awareness about saving the girl child. Female foeticide is one of the primary causes of the decline in child sex ratio (gender inequality). The NGO works against such kind of activities through sting operations in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
- Betiya Foundation honour martyrs’ widows and financially assist them. Betiya Foundation opened a sewing center and a spice industry to facilitate employment to widows with an aim to make them financially independent.
- Betiya Foundation helps poor girls get married and also gives new hope to widows and rape victims by getting them rehabilitated
- NGO provide a voice to victims of dowry harassment and help them get justice and rehabilitation. Betiya Foundation has resolved about 350 cases (related to rape, dowry, exploitation, female foeticide, domestic violence), which is a proud achievement for the NGO.
- It is a hard fact of today’s society that girls are not safe. Rape victims are in the worst of conditions because they are not accepted by society or their family. In such an adverse situation, Betiya Foundation provides them shelter. In many cases, LON and Betiya Foundation helped the victims and brought the culprits to justice. These woman are now living with dignity.
- Captain Saurabh Kalia (1976–1999) was an officer of the Indian Army who was killed during the Kargil War while being held as a prisoner of war by the Pakistan Army. He was not identified until NGO intervened, Betiya helped Capt. Saurabh Kalia’s family financially and appealed to the govt to reopen his case and after many efforts, the NGO was successful as the govt. reopened Capt Kalia’s case.
- Betiya Foundation donates books, blankets, food items, medicines, sewing machines, computers to needy and poor.
- Betiya foundation have donated barricades to the states of Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh to help policing.
Policies of Betiya Foundation
- Gender Policy
- Financial Policy
- Child Protection Policy
- Procurement Policy
- HRD Policy
- Sexual Harassment Policy
Betiya Foundation has adopted the Life Cycle Approach, in which girl child including adolescents are the focus. Basic Education, Health and Nutrition as well as Livelihoods for Adolescents are the key intervention within the Child Rights framework- including the Rights to Survival, Development, Protection and Participation.
The Foundation intervenes to facilitate:
- Early Childhood Education, Care and Development
- Integrated Basic Education for Adolescent Girls of 15-18 years
- Training capacity development of beneficiary groups, communities, partners and other stakeholders
- To ensure gender equity and justice.
Thrust areas include:
- Health and Nutrition
- Alliance Building
- Capacity Building