Many need based short term activities are undertaken to support main goal of women empowerment. This is a brief glance at initiatives we have taken up so far:
Conducted for Pune (Urban) and Pune (Rural) in 2002.
In assistance with NIPCCD (National Institute of public cooperation & child development)
There is considerable ignorance of law amongst the people in general and women in particular. It often accounts for a lack of assertion of rights on their part and results in atrocities against women. It is rightfully true that many women including educated ones are unaware of their rights and are thus unable to protect themselves.
The main purpose of legal awareness camps is to make them aware of
A compiled report submitted to Govt. of India included
Status of women in given districts
Resource directory of help available in given district
Recommendations for corrective actions
A commercial training centre, 'Swavalamban' was stated with the aim of making women economically self dependent. It imparts educational, management and business skills as required for the trade. The courses include right from literacy to personality development, spoken English classes along with business training, learning of economic transactions and social practices that are generally followed. The centre makes effort to provide training in various trades and hands on training. Special efforts are made to identify a market for the product. The list of courses available at Swavalamban include
The recurring expenses incurred for this training program are solely managed through voluntary donations. Obviously the women are not charged for the same.
'Maharani Laxmibai women's hostel -A home for working women
Economically independent women who have been compelled to live on their own, away from their home due to personal, familial or social reasons have to face enumerable problems. To meet the need of such women 'CMM' has started 'Maharani Laxmibai women's hostel. All the essential provisions along with lodging services are provided at very subsidized rated in this government approved hostel.
NACET - Network Agasinst Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking.
CMM, along with undertaking various social programs, believes in networking with other organizations working towards the same goal. CMM is a thread in the network formed by "Prerana", an organization spreading light in the suffocating shadows of the Red Light area in Mumbai, called NACET.