Adarsh Mahila Griha Udyog (AMGU) is a registered trust and society operational in Latur district of Marathwada region of Maharashtra state in India. The organization was formed in 1976 by educated and socially aware women driven by a passion to empower rural women. Since its inception AMGU worked on socio-economic and political empowerment of women by addressing issues like health, education, violence, employment, livelihood, participation in governance. AMGU operates in 152 villages of Latur district and has contacts with 50,000 rural women and their households. Their work focuses on organizing women into Self Help Groups (SHGs), developing their capacities, promoting linkages and resourcing them with a view to help women address their own issues.
AMGU is closely involved in addressing issues of gender justice, trafficking amongst women and girls, Violence Against Women, illiteracy amongst girl children, female foeticide, health care amongst adolescent girls, unemployment, etc. The organization has initiated several programmatic measures such as awareness, mobilization of government schemes and programs for women and girls, vocational training and credit support to address these issues. Addressing the rural livelihood needs for women AMGU created opportunities through vocational training and awareness on sustainable agriculture practices. To sustain the village development processes, AMGU concentrated in strengthening SHGs, promotion of community level health and sanitation practices, support and guidance through counselling centers, introduction of eco-village, organic farming practices and linkages with government development programs/schemes.
Adarsh Mahila Griha Udyog had initiated and successfully implemented the various projects on,Sadbhavana Counselling centre, Juit and tailoring training , Dowry Project, Jidnyasa and Deepshikha for Adolescent girls and boys , Kitchen Garden, Padmshri Subhash Palekar’s Zero Budget Natural and Spiritual farming . Empowerment of youths and skill development and strong efforts in the Latur and Udgir block.