“Swadhar, IDWC Pune” a registered non-governmental organization (NGO), was established in July 1995 as a branch of Swadhar, Mumbai. After 12 years of working with women in Mumbai, Swadhar IDWC came into existence to help women in distress, irrespective of their caste, creed or religion.
“Swa-adhar” means self-reliance. Our aim is to support women to become independent in spirit, in thought, in action and to have full control over their lives rather than be the victim of others’ actions. Work with women in distress cannot be in isolation and almost always includes work with children. Swadhar, IDWC therefore decided to work with children too. It works mainly with under-privileged people from the low income groups in the Bibwewadi and the PCMC areas of Pune City.