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Welcome to the Department of Women Development & Child Welfare

KISHORE SHAKTI YOJANA

 

The Scheme is intended to provide awareness to Adolescent girls on Trafficking, Child Marriage Act and on topics of social, Health and Economic issues. The training is imparted in vocational skills which suit the Adolescent Girls to get their lively hood.

     Eleven to Eighteen years Adolescent girls are covered under Kishore Shakti Yojana to train them on relevant Social issues through peer group interaction and change agents.

     17,760 Balika Mandals are formed in the state with target group covering 11 Anganwadi Centers in a project every year.

     Every Balika Mandal has three change agents who are trained as master trainers.

     Vocational training which are placement oriented are started this year covering nearly 18,000 girls in computers, lace making, embroidery, beautician etc., through Jana Shikshana Samstha and Vocation Education Department.

 

RELIEF FUND FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME

To rescue & rehabilitate Financial Assistance up to 1.00 Lakh is provided for the following:-

     To rescue and rehabilitate Women under trafficking / Kidnap / rape / dowry death etc., for which financial assistance is being provided.

     To create awareness on to prevent crimes against women.

     To enable the victims to seek justice in the Court to Law.

     To provide justice to the victim women and to protect the constitutional rights provided to women and children.

     For repatriation of victims rescued from places of trafficking to their homes / transit home / rescue home, expenditure towards travel, clothing and other immediate necessities, urgent medical care, food and accommodation expenses etc.      

    

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT 2005

The Government of India has enacted an act called protection of women from Domestic Violence Act – 2005 w.e.f., 26.10.2006. To implement this act the Government have appointed 104 Protection Officers (23 Project Directors of the Dept., 81 RDOs) and 72 service providers are appointed to extend help to aggrieved women under PW DV Act – 2005. The provision of Rs.50,00,000/- is provided for office assistance to appoint supporting staff i.e., 46 Counselors, 23 DEOs, 46 Messengers (deputed from Police Dept.,) to the Protection Officers and one Junior Asst & one DEO at Directorate for effective implementation of the Act. The total number of DIRs filed so far is 4,430 under the Act, the total number of Interim orders in 473 and Final Orders issued in 836 respectively as on 31.10.2009.

 

ANTI TRAFFICKING MEASURES

     A comprehensive policy for combating trafficking of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation was issued vide G.O.Ms.No.1, Dt.03.01.2003. Orders provide for establishing Regional Networks, formation of Community Vigilant groups etc.

     Two Regional Net Works covering Ananthapur, Kadapa and Chittoor & Guntur and Prakasam are in operation with intensive approach, with the help of UNICEF.

     In the year 2009-2010 so far 48 Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking (VOCSETS) were given relief of Rs.10,000/- each.

     A total of 475 trafficking victims are given shelter in 32 Swadhar Homes.