Annual Programme Report – Bharatiya Stree Shakti

Annual Programme Report

National Programmes

 

  1. Studies Undertaken

On behalf of National Commission for Women, Bharatiya Stree Shakti completed a study of `Women’s Safety’. This study was undertaken in four states Maharashtra, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi afterNirbhayaincident, to assess implementation of the law to prevent atrocity against women, like Criminal Amendment Act 2012 and various schemes launched by state governments to help victims of crime against women. This study covered cases of rape, acid attack and molestation. The study included information and experience of major stakeholders like police, public prosecutors, medical officers, Nirbhaya fund officers, social workers and victims. Bharatiya Stree Shakti has submitted a detailed report on Women’s Safety to National Commission for Women, New Delhi.

 

  1. Seminar

BSS organized a two-day national level consultative seminar on `Gender Smart City’ for representatives of Phase I smart cities under Smart City mission undertaken by Government of India. The national seminar was organized in New Delhi on November 17 and 18, 2016 in which 88 women representatives of 33 smart cities all over India participated. Various issue and research papers were presented on the different kind of facilities and services required for women population in Smart Cities. The seminar was attended by representatives of 8 state women commissions and Smart City Mission officers.

 

State-level Programme

 

  1. Seminar

BSS in collaboration with National Commission for Women organized a one-day consultative seminar on `Efficacy of laws pertaining to property and marital rights in different religions’ in New Delhi on 25th February 2017 and in Mumbai on 18th March 2017. Personal laws of Hindu, Muslim, Christian and Parasi religions were discussed. The report of the seminar will be submitted to the Government of India shortly.

 

  1. Maharashtra Prant Adhiveshan

Maharashtra PrantAdhiveshan was held in Pune on November 12th and 13th 2016. The theme of the Adhiveshan was `Technology and she’.  Eminent women entrepreneurs and leaders in the technology sector and international award winners participated and provided guidance to the women who came from all over Maharashtra for the Adhiveshan. Information on women’s contribution in technological field to the society was presented through an audio-visual. The sessions also covered subject like `Communal Harmony’, `Personal laws pertaining to women in different religions’ and ‘Indian Feminism’. A souvenir was published covering various subjects covered during the Adhiveshan.

 

Special Programmes in Various States

 

  1. Madha Pradesh
  • Health Awareness Camp
    • Breast cancer awareness
    • Counselling and consultation
  • Skill Development Programme
  • Women Safety Programme
  • Volunteer Training Workshop
  • Special coaching for students lagging behind in studies
  • `KahaniKaho’ (Tell a Story) competition for grandparents

 

  1. Maharashtra
  • Programmes with focus on gender equality – Nagpur and Mumbai
  • `ShadiKiPathashala’ (Pre-marriage Counselling Camp) – Mumbai
  • Men’s role in Women’s Safety – Pune
  • Cyber Crime and Cashless Transactions – Mumbai
  • Training 300 women security guards on women’s safety – Thane
  • Installation of sanitary napkin vending machines and incinerator – Chiplun
  • Commencement of 8 Family Counselling Centres
  • Volunteer Training Workshop– Konkan, Vidarbha, Pune, Marathwada regions

 

  1. Kerala
  • Surrogacy Bill 2016 – Deliberation
  • Special Programme on Cyber Crime
  • Special Learning Programme for Children
  • Public Toilet Movement
    • Survey by circulating questionnaire to 200 people
    • Protest Programme on 26th July 2016
    • Street play by youth on occasion of World Toilet Day on 19th November 2016
  • Programme at Mental Hospital on Mental Health Day on 10th September 2016
  • Commencement of Gender Club and variety programmes with college students
  • 4 Days Residential Camp in collaboration with Nehru Yuva Kendra
    • Leadership development
    • Participation in Community
    • Various activities
    • Guidance on Skill Development
    • Guidance on Gender issues

 

  1. Gujarat
  • Volunteer Training Workshop
  • Seminar on single women and social issues
  • Programme on Married Women Property Act
  • `ShadikiPathashala’- Pre-marriage Counselling Camp
  • `SapanonkoSakarKaro’ Seminar in various colleges of Gujarat University
  • Survey on `Gender Smart City’ in Vadodara, Surat, Ahmedabad
  • Women Help Centre
  • Study on the Issue of Surrogacy

 

  1. New Delhi
  • Awareness Programme on Gender Equality
  • Skill Development Training and sale
  • Sensitivity Awareness Programme on Women’s Safety
  • Train the Trainer Programme
  • Volunteer Training Workshop for Northen Region
  • Special Training for Teenager Girls
  • `UjjwalBhavishya’ Special Training Programme for Non-collegiate Students of Delhi University
  • Guidance Programme for Army aspirants – NOIDA

 

  1. Goa
  • Drama on Mental Health of Women
  • Programme for Children in residential area of lower income group
  • Programme in collaboration with institute called `AnnyayRahitZindagi’

 

International Women’s Day

 

Every year international women’s day is celebrated in all regions by conducting a variety of programmes. In Maharashtra, it was celebrated in Chiplun, Amaravati, Nagpur, Pune, Chandrapur and Dhule. Social workers were felicitated in Nagpur and Chandrapur. Various programmes were conducted in Indore, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Kerala.

 

Upcoming Special Programmes

 

  1. Madhya Pradesh Prant Adhiveshan

Scheduled on 8th and 9th April 2017 in Ujjain. The main theme will be `Empowered women – Empowered Family’

 

  1. National Session on the occasion of completion of three decades

Scheduled on 27th and 28th January 2018 in Nagpur