About Maharashtra State
Women’s Council, India
Established in 1919 MSWC is a non-governmental organisation founded to help underprivileged women and children in Maharashtra. Since its inception, the project has impacted the lives of over 150,000 individuals in dire need of help and support. The Council fulfils diverse social and medical needs of marginalised women and children through rescue, rehabilitation, and restoration programs that emphasize on education, vocational training, and cultural activities. With over nine projects across the city it is the oldest civic body in the country.
I believe each one of us has the power to change lives. On the occasion of Women’s Day, Nykaa is proud to partner with Maharashtra State Women’s Council, one of the oldest NGOs in the country working towards the empowerment of women and children. Women are leaders everywhere we look, from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children. We encourage you to join us and support MSWC. Every purchase you make from March 3-8 will help us ensure a brighter future for the women of India.
There is no limit to what women can accomplish. MSWC’s goal is to instil a sense of independence, confidence and self-esteem in all our beneficiaries; that they are valuable, powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity to pursue their dreams.
Maharashtra State Women’s Council PROJECTS
MSWC’s flagship project, the “House of Hope” is a caring home for destitute children up to the age of 6, and young girls between the age of 13-20 years.
This day care and learning centre for children living on the street takes care of their education and nutritional needs.
This centre teaches intellectually challenged, underprivileged children between the ages 13-18 years to become self-reliant.
“Father’s Home” is a safe haven, a place where female victims of domestic violence in social distress find refuge and solace.
Situated in Dharavi, the largest slum in South East Asia this centre aids women and children with education and vocational training.
This project identifies children of single or terminally ill parents facing financial problems and helps fund their education and daily needs.
This centre provides reproductive counselling for planned parenthoods, healthcare and conducts camps for the early detection of diseases.
This well stocked free library housing over 35,000 English, Hindi and Marathi books is accessible to marginalized families.
This is a non-charitable, residential facility for elderly women in Mumbai city that facilitates both short term or long term stay requirements.
  • partnered with Nanhi Kali to sponsor the education of 10 young girl children last Women’s Day.
  • partnered with CARE India to facilitate the empowerement of women from marginalized communities.
  • partnered with Milaap to help ambitious women of rural India set up their business.
  • partnered with Make A Wish Foundation fulfil the wishes of terminaly ill children from all walks of life.