Flagship Programme for Gender Awareness

The main aim of the programme is 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.

Funding Pattern One time Central Assistance
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 center 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 Justice Department through protection officers and through service providers accredited by the department.