Rural Women Upliftment Society (RWUS) is a women organization under the umbrella of Independent Church of India (ICI). The society has its own autonomy and is managed by women. The society is founded in 1990 by a group of church women. The society started by raising funds from own contribution. During the initial years of its formation, committed women work on voluntary basis. Today, RWUS work with local communities, people’s organizations, women collectives and economically unsound sections of people for a change on issues relating to food, women, livelihood and natural resources.
RWUS’ name means Rural Women Upliftment Society and while they reach out to more than women they are skilled at empowering people who’ve been downtrodden by poverty, violence, illiteracy or lack of service from a weak government social services sector.