Beneficiary

Women

Empowering women in the society

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.

Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Policy

The State Government has approved a Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Policy as per G.O.(M.S) 27/2015/SJD dated 16-04-2015. This policy aims to lay a basis for the harmonious co-existence of both sexes. It aims to do so within a framework of mutual respect, for the equal access of women and men to economic, social and political opportunities, resources, and benefits; and for a society where both women and men can participate in and benefit as equal partners in the development process of their communities, the State and the Country.

 

Schemes

One-Day Homes to provide safe accommodation for women
Sradha scheme for creating awareness on legislations related to women & children
Kaithangu scheme for prevention of atrocities against women & children
Abhayakiranam scheme-Financial assistance to destitute widows
Anganwadi Karyakatri Bima Yojana
ICDS Training Programme
Ujjawala
Scheme of Widow Remarriage - Mangalya
Flagship Programme for Gender Awareness
Flagship Programme on Finishing School for Women
Educational Assistance to Children of Women Headed Families
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
Beti Bachao Beti Padao (100% CSS)

Services

Domestic Violence Prohibition
Dowry Prohibition
Nirbhaya
Gender Park
Safe Workplace (POSH Act)

Documents

State Policy Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Policy
Act THE IMMORAL TRAFFIC (PREVENTION) ACT, 1956
Act THE INDECENT REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN (PROHIBITION) ACT 1986
Act THE DOWRY PROHIBITION ACT, 1961
Act THE PROTECTION OF WOMEN FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT - 2005
Act The National Commission for Women Act. 1990
Act THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION AND REDRESSAL) ACT, 2013
Rules THE PROTECTION OF WOMEN FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RULES - 2005
Rules Kerala Dowry Prohibition Rules, 2004
Rules THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION AND REDRESSAL) RULES, 2013
OTHERS Support Services Available for Women to Combat Domestic Violence in the State

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