Department of women and child Development is implementing Multi Purpose Women welfare Centre (MPWWC) Scheme as an effort towards empowerment of women. Under the scheme one center has been established in each Taluka for providing guidance in legal, social and economic matters, especially women living in far-flung areas of the state. These centers are being run by local NGOs working on women’s issues. Each center has four support staff wherein one from legal background, two persons from social background and one for computer and other administrative work.
Gender Resource Centre has organized orientation and capacity building trainings for Centre coordinators and social and assistant social workers of all the centers in the state.
Nowadays, Satellite Communication through broadcast and teleconferencing networks is being widely used for distance interactive training, education and extension. This mode of communication not only helps the users in remote areas in accessing information on various important subjects but also gives them a platform wherein they can share their problems as well as concerns with decision makers. This helps both the sides in understanding the problems and addressing them efficiently.
Department of Women and Child Development has also, with the help of Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics (BISAG) has established two way audio and one way video network in 53 MPWWCS across the State. The idea is to use these means of communication for information dissemination and awareness generation on various issues of concern especially for women.
A two day State level Training Workshop on Gender and Gender Based Violence (GBV) was organised for the Police and Jail Officer of Gujarat State in October 2004. Officials of the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP), Dy. SP and Jailer Superintendent participated in the workshop. The workshop was jointly organised by Gender Resource Centre, Gujarat Police Academy and Department of Women & Child Development, Govt. of Gujarat.(Report)
The training of trainers on ‘Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health’ (ASRH) using life skill approach was conducted in May 2004 at Ahmedabad. The primary objective of the training was to have a common understanding of ASRH based on life skills education approach, develop facilitation skills of the trainees in participatory techniques and share LSE modules developed by various agencies.(Report)
Training of Trainers for Gender Mainstreaming was conducted in two phases in the month of April and June 2004 wherein team of 25 master trainers have been developed in the state who are providing training at different levels.(Report Phase I / Report Phase II)
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Legal Provisions of Women
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