Improving the lives of women and children in the tea estates of Assam
Twinings and UNICEF have been working in partnership since 2010 to improve the lives of girls and young women living on tea estates in Assam, India.
In 2018, Twinings renewed its commitment for five more years through UNICEF UK. The new phase of the partnership aims to improve the lives of 350,000 of the most vulnerable women and children living in 63 tea gardens in Assam through child protection, health, nutrition and WASH interventions.
Together, Twinings and UNICEF will help:
90 per cent of women living in the 63 tea-gardens communities have access to and benefit from quality health services
70 per cent of children aged 6-23 months eat healthier, more nutritious meals
Adolescent girls and boys have the knowledge, skills and support to take action to protect themselves from violence, exploitation and abuse, and to make their communities safer, by 2022.
Parents and community members support adolescents in seeking information, accessing services and encouraging decision-making by playing an active role in creating a protective and supportive environment to protect adolescents from violence, exploitation and abuse, including child marriage, by 2022.
The programme under this partnership will promote a protective environment in which girls and boys are encouraged to stay in school and ensure that women and children have access to quality health services and social protection schemes.