Manaswini is working on the issue of 'Gender Equality' since 2013. The mission includes a range of programmes intended towards awareness against domestic violence and ill customs like child marriages, dowry etc. Currently, this programme is in vogue for women in 30 villages around Ambajogai, as well as through Self Awareness Centre (Atma-bhan Centre) at Dharur (a nearby taluka). Particularly, this Self Awareness Centre aims its activities the generation of awareness regarding individual identity and self-respect among women and girls in rural areas, so as to enable them to identify their identity and potential to develop their own personality and individuality. It creates awareness among them about their own abilities helped this activity by allotting space in a few classrooms in the schools or independent places, wherever possible. Girls gather on a day every week at their convenience and take the pleasure of reading, playing, discussing, interacting and so on, freely. They are to set the goals of life, and resist child marriages and dowry systems. The centre is equipped with a minimum of 50 books, sports and other materials to open women themselves to develop and enjoy their skills, too. Local Bodies and Gram Panchayats in various villages have provided knowledge regarding skill development and legal awareness, also. The most evident and notable development is that 600 girls associated with the Centre have given a memorandum to the local bodies and Gram Panchayats, that they will not marry themselves before the legally prescribed age of 18 years and cannot be forced to, as well. They have even gone to the extent of stopping marriages of their young friends and their relatives, before the age of 18 years, by availing a facility of toll-free call to the helpline number 1098. The success is that, so far these girls have been able to stop more than 100 child marriages during the last three years, with the help of support by Self Awareness Centres. Girls in many villages have started going to the nearby towns and better places of schools for taking education. This was made possible with the support of Manaswini, without which these girls would have been deprived of education.