Kerala Flagship Programme for Gender Awareness for Women

Flagship Programme for Gender Awareness in Kerala


Kerala Flagship Programme: The state Government of Kerala (Social Justice Department)has started Flagship Programme for Gender Awareness for the women. This programme funded by the central government as well as state government. Gender Awareness programme creates general awareness on increasing of domestic violence, sexual harassment, and dowry demands etc. The programme aims to overcome gender discrimination through several measures in the state.

Gender Awareness programme also running the various campaign for creating awareness amongst young girls and women which help them to understand various laws to defend themselves & they can seek remedial measures if required. In this gender awareness programme, government run the various campaign like Grass root level awareness programmes, media campaign, intensive training to all stakeholders, providing legal aid and strengthening counselling to the victims of domestic violence. In India, violence against women increasing day by day. Many of the girls and women belong to rural as well as urban areas suffering a lot. Even they are not aware of the various protecting laws about domestic violence, sexual harassment, dowry demands etc. Regarding this, Kerala government took initiative & started Flagship Programme for Gender Awareness.

The various programme runs under this Gender Awareness:

  • Grass root level awareness programmes
  • Media campaign
  • Intensive training to all stakeholders
  • Providing legal aid and strengthening counselling 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 headquarters
  • Implementation of Acts like Dowry Prohibition Act 1961
  • Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 etc

Benefits of Flagship Programme for Gender Awareness Kerala:

  • Creating general awareness against domestic violence, sexual harassment, dowry demands etc.
  • Creating awareness amongst young girls & women which help them to understand various laws to defend themselves & they can seek remedial measures if required
  • women and girls can get benefits under this programme

Eligibility for Flagship Programme for Gender Awareness Kerala:

  • Applicant should be resident of Kerala state
  • All women who need help are eligible for this scheme

How to apply for Flagship Programme for Gender Awareness Kerala?

  1. Applicant contact social welfare office in Kerala
  2. Applicant also contact protection officer, Social Justice Department
  3. Contact women and child department
  4. Contact Chief Probation Superintendent, Directorate of Social Justice

Contact Details:

  • Chief Probation Superintendent, Directorate of Social Justice, VikasBhavan, Vth Floor, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Ph: 0471 – 2300672

References & Details:

For more details about Flagship Programme for Gender Awareness Kerala visit: http://swd.kerala.gov.in/index.php/women-a-child-development/schemes–programmes-/women-state-/193?task=view

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