Note on Gender Strategy
The Gender Strategy envisages that poor and the poorest of the poor
women are able to achieve poverty alleviation through their self managed
institutions by accessing and controlling assets, incomes, natural
resources, all services available at village and individual level.
Gender Strategy helps SHG women to increase their capacities in decision
making at different levels, free mobility, having a say in local
governance and building a safe environment. Women in groups ensure that
basic rights of all SHG women are not violated and that they create
support systems like social Actions committees in every village and
family counseling centers at every mandal, to help themselves.
Gender Resource Groups
Gender Resource groups are formed with the women who have personally
faced a case of domestic violence or external violence so that she can
understand the other woman’s pain.
If not faced a case herself, she should have had experience in
supporting, helping working for some one in a case of domestic or
external violence, or any other social issues.
These Gender resource groups are called as social action committees at
village, mandal and district levels, and were provided training on
gender discrimination, women laws, dispute resolution and counseling.
V.O. and Mandal level
Social Action Committees Formation:
Social action committees at village level and mandal level with 5 to 10
members of V.O. depending on the size of the village and mandal are
formed to look into gender and social issues
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