Manaswini Mahila Prakalp:
Manaswini Mahila Prakalp is a women-oriented wing of Manavlok, runs separately for the cause of violence and discrimination against women since 1984. In the reporting period the undertaken programmes and activities are as follow:
- Free Legal aid & Counseling Centre– In the reporting year we received 186 cases of violence against women and dispute in the family. 29 cases were compromised and settled. 8 matters were referred to court.We did follow-up for 88 cases of old and new matter. 4 notices served through Advocate/Lawyer to the accused. We received two cases which is referred by police. Regular visit of our Legal advisor was remarkable. We recorded that Cases are registered from all over marathwada regions.
- Shelter Home – In the reporting year, 12 needy women were given shelter in our Dilasa Grauha. They were provided medical as well as legal aid. One child was referred to Snehalaya-Ahmednagar. They were assisted with psychological support and they made aware of the required law to take their own decision.
- Gender Sensitization- A Campaign for gender equality and protection of women from domestic violence were carried successfully among 20 villages under Ambajogai Tehsil. Community support groups were formed in each village having 8 women and men Member to prevent domestic violence at village level. 14 Workshops for 20 villagers, Essay Writing Competition for High School Students on the Gender Sensitization were held in 6 villages, and Parents’ Meetings were conducted. Our team make regular weekly visit to Burn Ward of Government Medical College, Ambajogai.
Mahila Patpedhi (Women’s Co operative Credit Society )
A Women’s Co operative Credit Society provides easy and low interest credit to women to start small scale income generating activities. The idea behind this activity is to inculcate the tradition of saving among the women.
Manasvini provides training on tailoring , dress designing, tie and dye, craft works, bags production, masonary, food processing cycle and strove repairing, etc.
Savitri Mahila Udyog (An Enterprise of Women)
It is an income generating activities centre for needy women which pave the path for women’s self reliance.