HZL : Sakhi Program Uthori Campaign Impac

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Published on : 10 Apr, 24 11:04

Hindustan Zinc's Sakhi Program Ignites Change with Uthori Campaign, Sensitizing 90,000+ individuals on societal issues

 HZL : Sakhi Program Uthori Campaign Impac

Hindustan Zinc's Sakhi Project recently concluded its impactful Uthori Campaign, spanning over a month and a half, aimed at addressing pressing societal issues and sensitizing rural communities. The campaign, conducted across operational areas including Agucha, Chanderiya, Dariba, Debari, Kayad, Pantnagar, and Zawar, successfully reached and engaged more than 90,000 individuals.


Through various channels such as village drives, group discussions, rallies, and school sessions, the Uthori Campaign effectively raised awareness on critical issues like Domestic Violence, Child Marriage, Female Foeticide, Unequal Education Opportunities, and Child Sexual Abuse. A significant aspect of the initiative was the formation of a dedicated group of 'Gender Sakhis', comprising women trained to educate their peers and the wider community on these vital matters.

One of the campaign's highlights was the training and sessions on Safe and Unsafe Touch conducted by Gender Sakhis in numerous schools within operational areas. Additionally, an enlightening session on Inclusion in Sports showcased the transformative role of sports in promoting inclusivity and equal opportunities.

Innovating within the Uthori segment, a five-day Residential Theatre Workshop, supported by Katha Manch, Delhi, empowered thirty Sakhi women with theatrical mediums to address social issues. These women showcased their talent and advocacy at Sakhi Utsav events, amplifying awareness on a larger platform.

The Sakhi Project, initiated by Hindustan Zinc, aims to bring socio-economic empowerment among rural and tribal women by mobilizing them into Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and providing vocational training or entrepreneurship opportunities. Currently benefiting around 27,000+ women, the program serves as a beacon of hope for both the women involved and the communities they reside in.


**About Hindustan Zinc**

Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company in the Zinc-Lead and Silver business, is the world's 2nd largest integrated Zinc producer and 5th largest Silver producer. With headquarters in Udaipur, the company governs approximately 80% of the growing Zinc market in India, with Zinc-Lead mines and smelting complexes spread across Rajasthan.

Hindustan Zinc is self-sufficient in power, with captive thermal power plants, and has ventured into green energy with wind power plants. The company's commitment to sustainable and responsible mining practices was recognized in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment in 2023, where it ranked highest among Metals & Mining companies.

Certified as a Water Positive company, Hindustan Zinc received two prestigious awards at the S&P Global Platts Metal Award 2022 for 'Industry Leadership Award – Base, Precious & Specialty Metals' and 'Corporate Social Responsibility'. The company is also the only Indian mining company with validated & approved SBTi targets aligned with the 1.5°C target.

Known for its exemplary people practices and employee-centric initiatives, Hindustan Zinc has been recognized as a 'Great Place to Work 2023' and 'Company with Great Managers 2022' by People Business. As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc has been actively working towards transforming the lives of 1.7 million people in 237 villages in Rajasthan and Uttarakhand through various community development initiatives, with a spend base of INR 276.3 crores in FY23.


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