NGOs are an integral part of our civil society. While it is often argued that NGOs are the voice of the people, representing grassroots democracy, a counter argument is made that NGOs have tended to reinforce, rather than counter, existing power structures. Most of such NGOs have European members, with headquarters in rich northern countries. Some believe that the NGO’s decision-making does not provide for responsible, democratic representation.
While most NGOs have strayed from their prime objective of keeping the society and environment safe, others have been walking the path despite hardships and roadblocks. The causes are numerous – women empowerment, safety for women, for handicapped, orphans, old people, and many other reasons. The growing perception of NGOs is one of suspicion and mistrust. Most NGOs, including Greenpeace, are running hidden agendas and have been appropriately dealt with by the Government, but there is a constant need for monitoring to ensure national interests are not compromised.
National NGO has taken the initiative one step further and is running self-defense training programmes for girls. Empowering them physically is crucial for their safety and National NGO has recognised this need of the hour.
The NGO firmly believes that the disadvantaged need opportunities, not charity, and the focus is to bring about a positive change in the lives of the most vulnerable people of our society. The most valuable asset of such a program is its commitment to its cause.
National NGO has been known to play a significant role in areas such as Health Care, Education, Social Rehabilitation and Rural Upliftment, Women Empowerment, Environment and supporting the Government to improve governance.
Men are able to overpower women without a fuss. In fact, women surrender because they see the futility of resistance clearly. If such women are taught fighting skills, if they are given training in various self-defense methods, men will find it harder to be effective. Who knows, a woman with a good presence of mind, can even crush balls, rendering them useless in future. It’s an important lesson to teach India’s sexually starved rats.