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INITIATIVES FOR WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Empowerment of women is the hall mark of the approach of the Government in its development initiatives (social, political and economic). The State Empowerment Policy for women aims at the following objectives:-

  • Gender equality
  • Gender justice
  • Social security
  • Elimination of discrimination against women in all walks of life
  • Economic development and integration of women into main stream of economy.

As a token of state’s commitment to remove all barriers in the way of women’s participation in the main stream of development, the State Govt. declared 1997 as the year of ‘Gender Equality with Social Justice’. Steps have been taken to provide specific provisions for women towards equality in all fields, political, social, economic and cultural.

The Department is playing a conscious role in empowering of women by striving to enforce:

The reservation of 33 1/3rd Jobs for women in Govt. and public sectorq with carry forward policy.

The 33 1/3rd of budget of all departments forq developmental programmes for women.

Implementation of Girl Child Protectionq Scheme.

Opportunities to participate through mother’s committees and IGAq groups. The year 2001 has celebrated as ‘Year of Women Empowerment and the year 2003 as the Year of Adolescent Girls’.

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Andhra Pradesh is one of the few states in the country, where a separate directorate and a separate department in the secretariat are functioning to look after the welfare of women and children.

During pre independence days, the welfare concept was non existent. The Women's Welfare Dept. was established in the erstwhile Madras state in 1952 with special programs for women and children by converting the activities of the Indian women's civil corps started by the wives of the military officers to take care of the war widows and their children after 2nd World War into welfare activities. With reorganization of States Andhra state come into existence in 1953 and Women Welfare Department in Andhra was established with the existing services.

On 1st November, 1956 Andhra Pradesh state comprising of Coastal Andhra, Rayalaseema and Telangana district's was formed. In the year 1958 Women's Welfare services were extended to all the districts of Telangana.
As the Dept. has taken up a number of programs meant for children in addition to women welfare activities, the complexion of the department has changed perceptible. The original name of Women's Welfare Dept. was changed as the Women and Child Welfare Dept. in the year 1973.

In 1987, a separate Dept. in the secretariat was created for effective formation and implementation of policies for women and children and evaluated various programs intended for their welfare.

AanganWadiRecognizing the need for a holistic approach for higher participation of women in the development process, the Department has shifted focus from welfare to Development. A number of programs were initiated for the development of children and women. The Department thus was renamed as Women Development and Child Welfare Department in the year 1989.
The Department initially took up the welfare approach to women's problems through community development workers. Formation of Mahila Mandals, District Shelters and after care Homes etc. worked closely with the rural women to stimulate the awareness. Later priority was given to the training institutions, Child Welfare Programs and Programs through Voluntary Organizations, NGO's etc.

In the 1990's focus was given on Employment and Income Generation Services, Skill Development Training and Support Services.

At present the Department is striving to achieve Women Empowerment through increased Gender Sensitization, addressing Gender inequalities in education and employment, increasing Gender Sensitivity to health, welfare and building capacities to promote Women's Participation in all aspects of development. Another major intervention has been universalisation of the ICDS to provide Supplementary Nutrition and Health related services to the children and women in all needy areas.
Activities of the Department:

Activities of the Department:

The activities of the Department can be broadly classified into two categories.

  • Implementation of the ICDS programme: The programme has been universalized throughout the state with 376 ICDS projects covering all Mandals in the State.
  • Management of the Institutions for the welfare of the Women and Children in need and to take care of the social, legal and empowerment issues relating to women and children.

 

Working Women's Hostels

16 hostels are functioning in the State. These Hostels provide food, shelter and security to the middle class working women. Those who earn monthly income of less than Rs.5000/- are eligible for admission in class ‘A’ cities & Rs.4500/- are eligible for admission in other cities and towns. The inmates contribute mess charges and other administrative expenditure i.e. Water and Electricity.

Location

Address

Contact Person / Phone Number

Sanctioned strength

Present strength

(Jan/07)

Srikakulam

Superintendent
Working Women Hostel
D.No.3-8-32, Gajulavari Veedi, Srikakulam

Project Director, Srikakulam
Ph: 08942 –2212363

50

36

Vizianagaram

Superintendent
Working Women Hostel
V.T.Agraharam-Vizianagaram

Project Director, Vizianagaram
Ph: 08922-277985

45

30

Ramnagar,
Visakhapatnam-I

Superintendent
Working Women Hostel
Ramanagar-Visakapatnam-1

Project Director, Vizag
Ph: 0891-2706156

75

71

Sethammadhara
Visakhapatnam-II

 

Superintendent
Working Women Hostel
Seethammadara, Visakapatnam-II

Project Director, Vizag
Ph: 0897-2706156

50

47

Rajamundry
E.Godavari

Superintendent
Working Women Hostel-
Danayya Palam-Rajahmundry-3
Pin.Code 533103

Project Director, Kakinada
Ph: 0884-2368442

60

86

Eluru, W.Godavari

Superintendent
Working Women Hostel
Opp jt. Collector Building Shanthinagar-Eluru

Project Director, Eluru

Ph: 08812-242621

60

57

Vijayawada, Krishna

Superintendent
Working Women Hostel
Opp A.S.Rama Rao Hall
Near Civil Courts Governor Pet, Vijayawada

Project Director, Krishna

Ph: 0866-2493197

50

174

Guntur

Superintendent
Working Women Hostel
Mahila praganam Compound
Opp Z.P.Office,Guntur

 

Project Director, Guntur

Ph: 0863-2234159

50

59

Nellore

Superintendent
Working Women Hostel
Police Colony, Near Raja Rajeswari Temple
Nellore

 

 

Project Director, Nellore

Ph: 0861-2329481

60

60

Tirupati, Chittoor

Superintendent
Working Women Hostel
Balagi Nagar-Tirupathi

 

Project Director, Chittoor
Ph: 08572-235253

50

47

Kurnool

Superintendent
Working Women Hostel-Kurnool

Project Director, Kurnool
Ph: 08518-277721

 

60

40

Khammam

Superintendent
Working Women Hostel
Near DRDA Office, Buraham Puram, Khammam

Project Director , Khammam

Ph: 08742-255857

50

16

Warangal

Superintendent
Working Women Hostel
H.No.2-6-1104 KLN Reddy Colony
Circuit House, Warangal

Project Director, Warangal

Ph: 0870-2550359

50

27

Nizamabad

Superintendent
Working Women Hostel
Khaleewadi, Nizamabad

Project Director, Nizamabad
Ph: 08462-238109

50

40

Mahabubnagar

Superintendent
Working Women Hostel
Mettuguda-Mahaboobnagar

Project Director, Mahabubnagar
Ph: 08542-272778

80

40

Hyderabad

Superintendent
Working Women Hostel
H.No. 3-6-361/10 Himayath Nagar, Hyderabad-II
P.No. 23261645

Project Director, Hyderabad

Ph: 040-23202355

50

50

Total

890

 880

Physical Targets, Financial  allocation and Achievement:

 

WOMEN INSTITUTIONS :

Financial Year No.of Institutions Physical Financial Remarks
Target Achieve-ment Budget Expen-diture

2005-06

34

2375

1817

559.92

453.59

 

Less expenditure due to freeze of budget during 4th quarter

2006-07

34

2335

1774

 

658.15

286.56

(Upto 12/06)

 

 

Home for Aged

There are two homes functioning in the State at Hyderabad and Chittoor. These Homes provide peaceful and comfortable living for the Old destitute women of above 60 years of age with food, shelter and clothing. Sanctioned strength of these homes is 30 each.

Location

Address

Contact Person / Phone Number

Sanctioned strength

Present Strength (Jan/07)

Chittoor

Warden
Home for the Aged Women
Chittoor.

Project Director, Chittoor

Ph: 08572-235253

30

27

Hyderabad

W&CW Officer, (State Home)
Home for the Aged Women
Hyderabad.

Project Director , Hyderabad

Ph: 040-23202355

30

29

Total

60

 56

INSTITUTIONS:

The Department is running 93 Institutions for children and 36 institutions for women to cater to the needs of children and women in difficult circumstances.

WOMEN INSTITUTIONS:

Service Homes
5 homes are functioning in the state at Kannapuram (West Godavari District), Nellore, Anantapur, Warangal and Hyderabad. These Homes are meant for rehabilitation of socially and economically deprived categories of women in the age group of 18-35 years. The inmates are provided necessary training for skill upgradation in various trades and condensed courses for appearing in 7th and 10th class. Food, shelter, clothing and medical care is provided in the Home.

Location Address Contact Person / Phone.No. Sanctioned Strength (Adult+Children) Present Strength (Jan/07)

Hyderabad

Women & Child Welfare Officer,
Service Home, Vengalraonagar, Hyderabad

Project Director, Hyderabad
Ph: 040-23202355

150+60=210

45

Hanumakonda, Warangal

Women & Child Welfare Officer,
Service Home, Nakkalagutta, H.No.2-5-239 Near Mamatha Nursing Home,  Hanamkonda, Warangal Dist

Project Director, Warangal

Ph: 0870-2550359

100+15=115

57

Anantapur

Women & Child Welfare Officer, Service Home, Behind Milk Diary, Engineering College Road, Ananthapur

Project Director, Anantapur

Ph: 08554-232337

150+30=180

97

Kannapuram, W.Godavari

Women & Child Welfare Officer,
KVN Service Home, Kannapur, West Godavari Dist.

Project Director, Eluru
Ph: 08812-242621

50+25=75

37

Nellore

Women & Child Welfare Officer,
Service Home, Podalakur Road, Near Water Tank, Ramakrishna Nursing Home, A.K.Nagar, Nellore

Project Director, Nellore

Ph: 0861-2329481

100+50=150

97

Total

730

 333

 

State Homes

4 homes are functioning in the state at Srikakulam, Rajahmundry, Mahaboobnagar, Hyderabad. These homes are meant for women discharged from correctional institutions and women who are unable to protect themselves. Food, shelter and clothing is provided besides imparting training in various trades for self-employment, wage employment / job employment.

Location

Address

Contact Person / Phone Number

Sanctioned Strength(Adult+Children)

Present Strength(Jan/07)

Hyderabad

Women & Child Welfare Officer,
Service Home, Vengalraonagar, Behind Saradhi Studios, Hyderabad – 500 038.

Project Director, Hyderabad

Ph: 040-23202355

75+25=100

35

Rajamundry, E.Godavari

Women & Child Welfare Officer,
Opp.Womens College,
Gandhipuram, Rajahamandry, E.G.Dist.

Project Director , Kakinada

Ph: 0884-2368442

75+25=100

105

Mahabubnagar

Women & Child Welfare Officer,
Mettagadda, Mahaboobnagar

Project Director, Mahabubnagar

Ph: 08542-272778

75

46

Srikakulam

Women & Child Welfare Officer,
2-1-15/1 Palakonda Road, Balanagar Near Nagarjuna ITI, Srikakulam

Project Director, Srikakulam

 

Ph: 08942- 2212363

75+25=100

67

Total

375

 253

 

Rescue Homes

One home is functioning in Hyderabad. Women who are rescued by the Police and are facing trial in the court are given shelter during the trial period. They are provided shelter, food, clothing, medical and training in skill development.

Location

Address

Contact person / Phone Number

Sanctioned strength

Present Strength

(Jan/07)

Hyderabad

Superintendent
Rescue Home,
Saleem Nagar Colony, Hyderabad,
Phone No: 9440814531

Project Director, Hyderabad

Ph: 040-23202355

30

10

Total

30

10

 

Home for Collegiate Girls

There are 6 homes functioning in the State at Vizianagaram, Tanuku, Guntur, Tirupati, Warangal and Hyderabad. Inmates of Children Homes who passed 10th class and in 15-25 years age group are admitted in these homes to pursue higher studies and they are allowed to stay for a maximum period of 5 years.

Location

Address

Contact Person / Phone Number

Sanctioned strength

Present Strength(Jan/07)

Vizianagaram

Superintendent,
Collegiate Home
Ring Road Krishna Rajapuram, Viziayanagaram

Project Director, Vizianagaram

Ph: 08922-277985

30

30

Tanuku, W.Godavari

Superintendent
Near Srinivasa Kalayana Mandapam
Bi-pas Road, Tanuku
West Godavari

 

Project Director, Eluru

Ph: 08812-242621

30

29

Guntur

Superintendent
Collegiate Home
Mahila Pranganam
Guntur

Project Director, Guntur

Ph: 0863-2234159

60

60

Tirupati, Chittoor

Superintendent
Collegiate home, Balaji Colony
N.T. Road, D.No. 1-5-586, Tirupathi, Chittoor

Project Director, Chittoor

Ph: 08572-235253

50

50

Hanumakonda, Warangal

Superintendent
Collegiate Home
Circuit House Road
Hanumakonda
Warangal District

Project Director, Warangal

Ph: 0870-2550359

30

30

Hyderabad

Superintendent
Collegiate home, Mohan Nagar
H.No. 1-1-1/11, Kottapeta
Hyderabad

Project Director , Hyderabad

Ph: 040-23202355

50

43

Total

250

 242