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Women's well-being depends on their empowerment social, cultural, political and economical. The Government of Kerala has adopted various strategies to enhance the status of women and empower them to address the negative social and economic impacts.

Because women empowerment will lead to an improvement of the socio-economic conditions of the society in a number of ways. The women empowerment programmes of the Department of Social Justice cover welfare and support services, training for employment and income generation, awareness generation and gender sensitization. All these efforts are directed to ensure that women are empowered both economically, socially and thus became equal partners in the development of the state along with men.

STATE WOMEN’S POLICY
 
The state Government has approved a women policy as per G.O.(M.S.)13/09 SWD dated 17-2-09. The Kerala Council of Ministers approved an array of measures to provide the State with a more women friendly environment in February 2009. Its objectives include declaring at least half the panchayat and municipality areas in the State as zones where there are no crimes on women within two years. Going a step further, the then Minister for Social Welfare Smt. P. K. Sreemathi Teacher announced that the objective is declaring Kerala a state that is free of offences against women in the next five years. To achieve this, vigilance committees will be strengthened in every area of the State and one-day homes and short-stay homes will be established in all the cities. A committee with a majority of lawyers will be formed to examine loopholes in the laws meant to protect women and to submit its recommendations.
Women Related Schemes / Programmes- CENTRAL

* Anganwadi Karyakatri Bima Yojana
* Udisha  Training Programme
* Ujjawala

Women Related Schemes / Programmes- STATE

* “Mangalya”  - Scheme for Widow Remarriage
* Flagship Programme for Gender Awareness
* Flagship Programme on Finishing School for Women
* Educational Assistance to Children of Women Prisoners
* Implementation of Domestic Violence Act
* Implementation of Dowry Prohibition Act
* Vocational training to Inmates of Women Welfare Institution through STED
* Nutrition Supplement to HIV Affected Women and Children
* Benefits to Anganwadi Workers and Helpers through Welfare Fund
* Financial Support to Pregnant & Lactating Mothers for Ensuring Better Childcare During Pregnancy and After Delivery


WOMEN RELATED -  Policies / Acts / Rules


WOMEN RELATED AWARDS - NATIONAL

*Sthree Sakthi Puraskar

WOMEN RELATED AWARDS - STATE

* Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Awards

WELFARE INSTITUIONS FOR WOMEN


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Over the last two decades, domestic violence has emerged as one of the most serious problem faced by women in Kerala. They are experiencing physical and psychological violence not only from their in-laws but also often from their intimate partner. Read More....

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