Gender and � by S3a3DA

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									Mobilizing Community
Social Action as an organizing principle
             Project Objective
  Raise rural poor’s incomes and improve quality of life

     social mobilisation and empowerment strategy

Organize rural women’s
        groups
                                   Government departments
  & their federations


Knowledge & awareness                  Financial institutions


                                    Rural local governments
   Investment support               (panchayats)
Backdrop for Social Action
     Women and Girls are
      disadvantaged
       – Face discrimination at the
         Household, community and
         societal levels
       – Poorer education and health
         outcomes
       – Poorer skills, asset and
         resource base
       – Face violence – sexual and
         physical abuse, desertion and
         death
       – Poor access to counseling,
         advisory and justice systems
                           INSTITUTION BUILDING
• Support to VOs
• Secure linkage with Govt. Depts.
• Auditing of the groups                                                         MMS
• Micro Finance functions
                                                                                   894
                                                                                 (5000)
• Strengthening of SHGs
                                                                               Young
• Arrange line of credit to the SHGs
                                                                          professional staff
• Social action
• Village development                                                      Activists, Book Keepers
                                                                                      and
• Support activists                                          V.O             Para professionals


• Thrift and credit activities
                                                            27,350
• Participatory monitoring
of of the groups
• Group level poverty                  SHGs   SHGs   SHGs          SHGs   SHGs         SHGs
  reduction plans
• Household inv plans
                                  5.12
                                  lakhs
      Project Architecture
   Institutions of poor women
   Implementation arrangements –
    staffing, incentive mechanisms
    and non-negotiable principles
   Investments – awareness,
    exposure, training, social and
    economic sub-projects
   Convergence – Government and
    support institutions
Subproject Investments
Social
 Crèche for pre-school
  children
 Nutritional centres for
  pregnant women
 Family Counseling Cells
 Shelter Homes
Economic
 Creation of Assets and increased access to resources
 Non-traditional employment opportunities – masonry,
  service sector
 Market information and interaction
 Linkages with private sector
Interventions in
addressing
discriminatory
practices

                   SOME APPROACHES
Violence
Diagnosis:
   – Societal sanctions
   – Mindsets
   – Lack of support mechanisms and facilities
   – Poor access to the police and judiciary
Action:
   – Social Action agenda in the SHGs and Social Action
     Committees at the Village, Mandal and District levels
   – Family and Legal Counseling Cells at Mandal Level
     with representation from the Police, Lawyers,
     Doctors, NGOs and CBOs
   – Para-legal workers and Gender Resource Center
   – GENFUND action research to identify viable models
S. NO.   Item                                       No. of cases identified   Solved
         Dowry Harassment                                     134              102
         Rape/Physical Harassment                              54               32
         Family disputes                                      642              596
  A
         Liquor Banned (Villages)                              39               39
         Child marriages stopped                               9                9
         Total                                                866              758
         Support to HIV positives                             221              198
         Support to the aged                                 8,526            1,234
         Support to victims of Fire accident                   63               63
  B      Setting up Drinking water infrastructure              15               9
         Community conflicts                                   13               8
         Orphaned children admitted to social                 1217             406
         welfare schools
         Family planning                                     5,000            4,700
         Literacy                                           15,677            8,402
  C
         School Dropouts mainstreamed                       16,000            6,746
         Sex workers rehabilitation                           301              301
Moving Ahead….
   Interplay of agency and opportunities –
    empowerment and outcomes
   Expansion within districts and across the
    state – Community Resource Persons
   Working with the State and other
    institutions

								
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