NGO’s Working for Women In Ahmedabad
In this segment we have tried to give information about NGO's of gujarat which are working for women along with short Description of what there are doing and how they help women.
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Address : Sewa Reception Centre, Opp. Victoriya Garden, Bhadra, Ahmedabad.
Contact Number : 079-25506444
Website : www.sewa.org
Services of SEWA -
Supportive services like savings and credit, health care, child care, insurance, legal aid, capacity building and communication services are important needs of poor women. If women are to achieve their goals of full employment and self-reliance, these services are essential. Recognising the need for supportive services, SEWA has helped women take a number of initiatives in organising these services for themselves and their SEWA sisters. Many important lessons have been learnt in the process of organising supportive services for and by poor women. They provide these services in a decentralised and affordable manner, at the doorsteps of workers. Further, supportive services can be and are themselves a source of self-employment. For example, midwives charge for their services and creche workers collect fees for taking care of young children.
Also, women are ready to pay for the services and in fact, this results in the financial viability of the supportive services. They do not have to be totally dependent on subsidies and grants. Some supportive services like savings and credit, health and child care have formed their own co-operatives. these cooperatives have gained operational self sufficiency.
SEWA bank has achieved financial viability for many years now, while the other cooperatives are steadily moving towards this.
- Sewa Bank - Legal Services
- Health Care - Capacity building of Sewa Members
- Child Care -Housing and Infrastructure
- Vimo SEWA - Video Sewa
Ahmedabad Women’s Action Group - AWAG
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Address : 506,Bhudarpura, Ambawadi, Ahmedabad-380015
Contact Number : 079-26441214
Website : www.awagindia.org
Services of AWAG -
Short-Stay Home - AWAG hosts a short-stay home in Bapunagar to provide shelter to women in distress for a duration ranging from 1 day to 3 years. Victims are given legal counselling and legal aid for rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation Centre - After leaving the short-stay home, women are given an opportunity for rehabilitation through skill development training, so that they are able to generate income. Many women have been able to develop their skills in stitching, tailoring and handicrafts.
Family Counselling Centres - AWAG runs five family counselling centres in Ahmedabad, Rapar, Patan Town, Radhanpur and Deesa offering counselling for familial issues.
Legal Aid Centres - AWAG runs four legal aid centres in Ahmedabad, Rapar, Patan and Radhanpur offering legal counselling and aid to victims and assistance in court cases.
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Address : A-602, Seemandhar Tower, Near Seemandhar Jain Derasar, Bodakdev
Ahmedabad - 380054, Gujarat, India
Telefax: +91 79 26857859
Services of SWATI - Setting up sustainable and decentralized leadership initiatives has been a hallmark of SWATIs work approach
In order to promote human rights of women and the marginalized, influence formulation and implementation of gender just policies, and build an enabling environment for the achievement of the democratic rights for all, we have defined the following key areas of intervention: Formation of Women's federations (the Mahila Vikas Sanghs)
-Promotion of savings and credit and enterprise development among women
-Combating violence against women through empowering women, community awareness eliciting male involvement
-Strengthening democracy and a rights approach through promoting the Right to Information Act (2005)
-Advocacy and networking for issues of women and land rights, food security.
-Action research and monitoring studies in the areas of women's health, violence against women -andeffective implementation of laws.
Address : Bhimjipura Cross Road, Nava Wadaj, Ahmedabad - 380013
Activities of Jyoti Sangh -
Education & Training - Set up of a vocational training center with an aim to provide trainings in various fields to make woman get work easily and be economically self dependent. The Courses offered are short term. The training is given in Art, Craft, Music, Sewing-W.C.G.M., Embroidery and fancy work, Needle work , Computer , Home since, Leather Work, Machine knitting, Beautification and flower making. In addition to this the center also organizes cultural programs, picnics for students and different competitions to develop their talents and personality.
Charumati Yoddha Rahat Vibhag - This department is a family counseling unit functioning since 1934. This is the first counseling center of Gujarat state.The experienced counselors deal with variety of social & family issues like dowry,mental & physical harassment, old beliefs & practices in the society , girl child issue, alcoholism , problems related to low income, adjustments in the joint family, adolescent problems and problems of old age people in which women are always the sufferer. This counselor deals with the problems in scientific way to help the woman by counseling family members, visiting home, taking police help and finally putting up the case in the court. Women from all over the Gujarat, specially the rural areas approach this center for help. The department promptly acts to prevent child marriages on the basis of information received, in the case of doubtful death, the counselor works in close coordination with police, doctor and legal expert to establish the fact on whether it is a suicide death of homicide. The department is always ready to create awareness regarding issues related to women and for that they arrnge different programs in the communities
Production Cell - The main objective of starting this unit is to provide employment to needy ,poor and less educated women.The unit prepares different snacks,pickles, khakhara,papad,etc. and sale it through their outlet which is in the Jyotisangh building.People from all over Gujarat come here to buy these items. The unit also caters personal orders to Government & Private offices during their seminar, conferences & exhibition
Department for Mentally Challenged adolescent girls - The aim behind starting this school is based on the concept of socialization & rehabilitation of mentally challenged young girls in the society. The emphasis is given on activities like personal care, home management, learning activities, art , craft, and social & cultural activities. Many girls from this center has received recognition and won prizes at State & National level for their art creation