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Flagship Programme for Gender Awareness

Scheme Type: State Government
Department: Social Welfare Department
Scheme Type               :  Central & State Government
Funding Pattern
 :  One time Central Assistance
 Description  :

 To give general awareness on the rising menace of domestic violence, sexual harassment, dowry demands and to initiate a sustained campaign for creating awareness that would enable young girls and women to use the various provisions of law to defend themselves and seek remedial measures is the need of the hour in the state. Accordingly, this programme aims to overcome gender discrimination through several measures.   

 Beneficiaries :  All women who need help
 Benefits  : Grass root level awareness programmes, media campaign, intensive training to all stake holders, providing legal aid and strengthening counseling to the victims of domestic violence, implementation of state women’s policy, publicity centre cum help desk in all KSRTC bus stations and railway stations in district head quarters. Implementation of Acts like Dowry Prohibition Act 1961, Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 etc.   
 Eligibility criteria  : All the indigent women
 How to Avail  : Assistance can be obtained from Social Welfare Department through protection officers and through service providers accredited by the department.


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