Livelihoods with dignity for women

Women on wheels

The Women on Wheels programme empowers resource poor women to become professional drivers to enable them to gain remunerative ‘livelihoods with dignity’...

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Programme impact

‘The best part of being a trained driver is being seen as being equal to a man. Driving is seen as a man’s job and women are not trusted to do it. But my friends know about it and agree that it is a very ...

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Stories of courage

Why women decide to join the Women on Wheels programme? What challenges they need to overcome and what impact the programme has on their lives?

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Latest News

  • Saturday 7 November 2015
    Azad’s work acknowledged by UNESCO

    UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Office, Bangkok visited our Women on Wheels programme as part of the[..]

  • Friday 6 November 2015
    A hope that never faded

    AJWS, one of our donors enabling us to increasingly empower more women as professional drivers[..]

  • Friday 6 November 2015
    Women with drive

    As female commercial drivers become more visible on roads, they not only score a point[..]

  • Sunday 16 August 2015
    Azad Academy changes lives from Ahmedabad to Dharamshala

    Our ambition here at Azad isto reach out to many more potential women drivers and[..]

  • Friday 31 July 2015
    Cabs by women for women in Calcutta

    Even as the market for radio taxi players hots up, an organisation is quietly launching[..]

  • Friday 31 July 2015
    Now even cabs are too dangerous for Indian women

    Public transport for women in India was not ideal long before the horrific gang rape on[..]

  • Sunday 14 June 2015

    The Women on Wheels (WOW) programme in in Indore got off to a kickstart on[..]

  • Wednesday 10 June 2015
    Netherlands PM promotes women driven cabs in New Delhi

    Visiting Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday (June 05) hired Sakha women driven cabs[..]

  • Sunday 24 May 2015
    DTC gets its first woman bus driver

    In a move described as a major contribution to women’s empowerment, the Delhi Transport Corporation[..]

  • Thursday 18 December 2014
    Social Enterprise Buzz

    A great wave of anger swept over India since the rape and murder of a[..]

  • Thursday 18 December 2014
    Russian Radio

    All-women taxi service is becoming popular in the Indian capital in the wake of last[..]

  • Thursday 18 December 2014
    The Nation

    Chandni elegantly steers her white taxi cab through New Delhi's snarled traffic. She slips past[..]

  • Thursday 18 December 2014
    Daily Bhaskar

    A recent fund-raising exhibition attended by Bollywood actor, Sridevi turned out to be a pleasant[..]

  • Friday 21 November 2014
    Bolega India

    The bollywood diva Sri Devi was recently in the capital to inaugurate the third edition[..]

  • Friday 21 November 2014
    The Times of India

    Satya Kashyap (38) loves driving but what keeps her on the road at night is[..]

  • Friday 21 November 2014
    Tribeca Film Institute

    Our first Storytelling Innovation Lab with Mozilla took place May 13-17 under the Tribeca Hacks[..]

  • Friday 21 November 2014
    The Indian Express

    Your movements are being tracked. Sounds ominous? But then it’s all for a good cause.[..]

  • Friday 21 November 2014
    Steering through the gender barrier

    A Delhi-based NGO is training women to be chauffeurs but finding them jobs requires getting[..]

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  • Rohit Bhasin


  • Rajiv Khandelwal


  • Nandini Narula


  • Anuvinda Varkey


  • Alka Sharma


  • Madhu V Jayakumar


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