The MAHER Project – A Model of Hope for Oppressed Women Everywhere

Hohm Press

Pages: 320 pages
Size: Paperback, 6 X 9 inches
ISBN: 978-1-890772-88-8

Much has been written on the plight of women in Indian society, but this book presents an effective practical response to the appalling injustices … and a model of hope for agencies and programs for oppressed women around the world.

Women Healing Women in India recounts the true story of MAHER, a remarkable project and center for battered women and children located near Pune, India. Founded in 1997, the project has provided refuge to more than 1250 women, half of whom might otherwise have been murdered, committed suicide, or starved to death. Maher is an interfaith community that honors all religions and strongly repudiates caste distinctions—making it a rare beacon shining new hope upon some of the gravest problems in India and around the world.

The book is rich with stories—poignant firsthand accounts by women and children whose lives have been transformed by the Maher project. Later chapters explore the larger implications of this pioneering work, with guidance for implementing similar projects elsewhere. Written in a concise narrative style, Women Healing Women in India is an easy and compelling read.

William Keepin, PhD, author of Divine Duality (Hohm Press, 2007), has facilitated intensive gatherings in five countries for healing and reconciliation between women and men. He is the President of Satyana Institute, and founder of the Power of Reconciliation Project.

Cynthia Brix, M.Div., is an interfaith minister specializing in international peacemaking, and spiritual direction for young adults. Program director of Satyana Institute, and co-director of its Power of Reconciliation project.

Women Healing Women