Established in 1984 Stree Aadhar Kendra (SAK) (English version Women's Development Centre) has been striving for "building a gender just society where women are not discriminated and have opportunity to realize their potential to live an empowered and violence free life" and has acted not only as a service provider but also as an advocacy organization demanding appropriate policies to end all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girl children. This has given SAK credentials as an advocacy organisation working for mainstreaming gender in a policy environment. From inception SAK has been working for bridging the gap between issues of women at grassroots and at policy making institutions through advocacy on the issues of Violence Against Women; Women's participation in decision making, Political empowerment and participation in governance processes and women's economic empowerment.Read More
Stree Aadhar Kendra (Women's Development Center) is registered all requisite laws in India. It is registered under Bombay Public Trust Act, India in May 1984, Indian Society's Registration Act in India, Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 1976 with Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and Section 80G under Income Tax Act.Read More
Tackling the issue of trafficking of women (Twarita (1 and 2) 2000-2002) Pune and Mumbai Metros of Maharashtra State in India with support from UNIFEM, South Asia Regional Office, New Delhi, India.
Strengthening a support structure for gender justice – Vedha (means seeker: seeker of gender justice)implemented in two phases. 2004 to 2006 and from 2006, its still continuing in 6 districts of Maharashtra and Pune and Mumbai urban areas.
Promoting gender based budgeting in the Aurangabad (2004-06) and Solapur (2008-09) Municipal Corporations (2003-2007) in the districts of Aurangabad and Solapur Municipal Corporations In Maharashtra (India) with the help of UNIFEM, South Asia Regional Office.
To bring together elected women representatives and community leaders to combat gender based violence against women – a project for facilitation of gender justice program in India was planned during 2010-2012 with specific focus on 3 Districts of Maharashtra.
Worked on relief and rehabilitation in all 52 severely affected villages in Marathwada after the Latur and Osmanabad districts were affected due to disastrous earthquake in September 1993.
The above work got strengthened due to advocacy at state level. SAK has been taking up above program related advocacy and other gender justice issues at state level through its Chairperson Dr. (Ms.) Neelam Gorhe who is member of State Legislative Council.
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