1. Women Empowerment

In Keonjhar and Sundargarh districts of Odisha an increasing 15% of tribal women are getting affected by domestic and workplace violence.

Women who are 15 to 49 years old, were affected by physical and sexual violence. From 2014 to 2015 the number of rape cases increased by 21%. Only 57.6% of all cases were filed and charged in court. In 2015, 72 adolescents in Keonjhar and 98 adolescents in Sundargarh were victims of forced marriage.

Lack of education is the main reason for tribal women becoming victims of violence. Especially in Juang and Ho tribe families do not send their girls for education.

SADHAN working for violence affected women for their rights. Especially we are focusing on domestic violence and workplace violence. We are providing Leadership Skill Development Training, Enterprise Promotional Training and capacitating women on domestic violence act and workplace policy. In order to enhance their capacity and capability we are undertaking different process like motivating them to involve in decision making process through political involvement. We also encouraging and interacting them how they face to administration, financial institutions, political leaders, police and government departments to get their rights.

Currently we are working with 18 violence affected women in Bonai subdivision of Sundargarh district and 38 violence affected women in Bansapal block of Keonjhar district.

These violence affected women were trained on applique. They formed 4 women groups and marketing through us to secure their livelihood.

Except these SADHAN creating awareness generation on HIV/AIDS.

  1. Enterprise Promotion

The main objective of enterprise promotional program to ensure self sustain and economic self reliance of violence affected women as entrepreneurs through income generation. Currently we are undertaken appliqué wing to ensure economic self reliance for 20 violence affected women in Banspal block of Keonjhar district and Bonai subdivision of Sundargarh district. Currently 20 violence affected women able to cover their income Rs.1500 per month from appliqué production.

  1. Capacity Building

Life skill training program undertaken in Singhpur gram panchayat of Bansapal block for 15 violence affected women age between 19 to 25.

Coming year we planned to undertake training program on domestic violence act and workplace policy for women for 40 violence affected women.

  1. Community Health

During our primary intervention we undertake different program for violence affected women. Especially we provided mosquito net support, immunization of their children and reproductive child health training

  1. Networking and Alliance Building

Currently we are associated with these organization to address the violence against women and adolescents

Gopabandhu Seva Parisada

Guru Vihar, Puri, Odisha, India

an-anya (unlocking potential)

Palla, Pallahat, Khurda

Odisha, India

Seva Mandir

Maitapur, Bhadrak