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ANEW is an NGO, based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is committed to the cause of upliftment of underprivileged women by providing free training and placements in non-traditional skills.

Recent Posts

University of Iowa – Sociolgy Dept Interns Speak

Mitch Slater “I came to India and ANEW knowing little to nothing about Indian culture. ANEW showed me how accepting and welcoming Indian culture is. I was thoroughly surprised by how kind and accommodating they all were. I also learned much more than I expected to. Not only from sitting in on a few classes […]

‘ANEW’ – through the eyes of a 10th grader

Feminism is a strong word, with actions that are exponentially more powerful. It is something believed to be constituted by parity and equal treatment between the sexes. Women and men from around the world are forming a united front to support feminism. To me, it constitutes the fight our society is undergoing for the basic […]

Transgender – An Awareness Drive

TRANSGENDER – An AWARENESS DRIVE As a woman i get very agitated when i hear, see or read about violence against women, and the oppression women face every day (- that is women against men , with society trying to be as understanding and supportive of the issue by and large…!!) Can u imagine how […]

ANEW Intern Speak – A High Schooler’s Experience

My Experience at ANEW   I first heard about ANEW in April 2013 through a few of my mom’s friends. I badly wanted to work at an NGO and ANEW was willing to give me that chance. My first work experience at ANEW was in the month of April. My role at ANEW for the […]

The need for “Non-traditional”

ANEW – Association for Non traditional Employment for Women You may have wondered why our association has the word “Non Traditional” in it. To help you understand…. At ANEW, we are reaching out to the economically weaker section of our society. The parents of our candidates are house workers (servants), painters, coolies, drivers, vendors etc…..So, […]

A visit to Puzhal Central Prison

ANEW team along with rotary midtown members were invited to puzhal central prison to explore the possibilities of working together to provide more effective livelihood programs to women inmates, especially the habitual offenders. Until the visit, my perception of prison came from the movie scenes with nothing more to add to it. I was all […]

The Retrospective

The other day I was in this class of ‘Tally’ trainees who were eager, expectant, highly enthusiastic to start work once their college/ course at ANEW is done. The topic for the day was “Pressures @ Work” (with focus on women related issues). My sincere request to them was to be safe, draw the lines […]

Why a blog by ANEW?

ANEW, as an NGO, has been through a long successful journey, filled with insights and experiences.  This blog will be a platform for the members, to  share the perspectives gained from direct interaction with various stake holders, involved with our cause.  We hope to enrich the readers with our Perspectives. Happy Reading!