The WWD was established in 1965 by the founder of Ananda Marga, Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar (Shrii P.R.Sarkar) especially to serve and create avenues for women to develop their full potentialities. Since its inception, WWD has established branches in almost every part of the world and is fully managed by women.
Yogic nuns (Didis) provide instruction, counseling and personal guidance to women as they advance along the path of yoga. Spiritual practitioners are encouraged to lead a sentient life (vegetarian diet, smoke, drug and alcohol free). Unlike any traditional spiritual paths, in Ananda Marga, the nuns are as fully trained and qualified as the monks in imparting all the lessons of yoga and meditation. WWD manages meditation & yoga centers, schools, children’s homes, medical clinics, youth hostels, short and long term disaster relief. All projects and centers of WWD are managed by yoga nuns and/or volunteers. didis class “Let women be the vanguard of a new revolution which humanity must achieve for a glorious tomorrow.” – Shrii P.R.Sarkar