STREE SHAKTI AND GENDER RESOURCE CENTRES

STREE SHAKTI

For the hapless female the story is unchanged with her milk she bless yet her eyes are moist - ' The National Poet of India, Maithli Sharan Gupt'.
GENESIS OF STREE SHAKTI (POWER OF WOMAN) PROGRAMME
The Government of India had declared the year 2001 as the Year of Empowerment of Women for the benefit of women in India. However, while celebrating this event, the Government of NCT of Delhi realized that the multi-faceted and multi-dimensional problems of the marginalized urban poor women living in slum clusters could not be addressed in just one year or in one event.

The City of Delhi, historically has been a city full of contradictions and paradoxes. Being the capital city of the Country, it is home to the apex political seat of a country and the Supreme Court; it is a city with the best of facilities in terms of hospitals, schools, roads, and other public amenities. And yet, the statistics about the plight of the urban poor speaks a different story.

Against this backdrop, it is imperative that a programme be developed for these women, which would empathize with their needs and more importantly, would go beyond the conventional project that remains impersonal and insular. The lead in this direction was taken by Mrs. Sheila Dixit, the indomitable woman Chief Minster of the National Capital Territory of Delhi in the year 2002 and the Department of Social Welfare, (DSW) was appointed as the Nodal Department for launching the initiative aptly named Stree Shakti or the Power of Woman. This is the genesis of the Programme.

Mission

To empower each and every woman in the community to achieve her fullest potential, protected from illness and injury-whether physical or emotional and to ably lead a healthy and respectful life by promoting sustainable use of available resources

Purpose

  • To address issues arising out of Gender Discrimination
  • To address issues of Health of Women
  • To address issues of Empowering Women through Community Involvement
  • To demonstrate the desire of the Government to reach out to the Target Group at its doorsteps
  • To promote alternate system of Healing
  • To disseminate information on Vocational Skill Training, Legal Awareness and HIV/AIDS Prevention
  • To promote Community Participation through involvement of Community Based Organizations and Individual Volunteers

Methodology

A typical Stree Shakti Camp starts early on a Sunday and goes on till the afternoon. The essential components of each Camp are: Registration, Medical Check Up, Basic Pathological Test, Distribution of Free Medicines and Identification of Referrals for subsequent treatment.

Stakeholders

What We Do

The program provides multiple services
  • Health facilities-Preventive, Curative and Informative
  • Linkages / skill building for income generation
  • Legal awareness
  • Nutrition awareness
  • Forming Self Help Groups (SHG’s)
  • Micro enterprise development
Breaks organizational barriers
  • Developing community based volunteers who are familiar with the needs of the community and the functioning of service providing agencies.
  • Active involvement of community leaders, motivating beneficiaries to avail services
  • Engagement of citizens through involvement of community based organizations
  • Continuous improvements based on beneficiary’s feedback and concurrent monitoring and evaluation system by the Govt.-Nodal NGO, Stree Shakti Cell, Bhagidari Cell.

Campaign based approach

  • Identification of needy catchment area
  • survey and pre-registration of needy beneficiaries
  • Community Mobilization through CBOs and local community volunteers
  • Local Area Planning allowing room for Flexibility

Evolves innovative health care practices

  • Collective package of informative, preventive & curative health services.
  • Creating a demand amongst needy women for health care services
  • Expansion of hospital care services through better utilization of existing facilities (Stree Shakti Cards:Referral Services)
  • A cost effective strategy-use of existing infrastructure
  • Camp clinics serve the gate-keeping function for identifying women in need of higher order health care services

GENDER RESOURCE CENTRES (GRC)/STREE KOSH

The Gender Resource Centers (GRC) are envisaged as instrument to bring social Economic and legal empowerment of Women particularly those belonging to the under privileged section of society. PO Stree Shakti may ensure its implementation.

The activities of GRC are to encompass

  1. Social Empowerment
  2. Legal Rights
  3. Health Aspects
  4. Non-Formal functional Literacy
  5. Economic initiatives-Skill building/Vocational Training in Conventional and Non Conventional trades. Micro enterprise and entrepreneurship Development through Self-Help Groups.
  6. Information-Cum-Facilitation Center for information sharing and Net working Aspects.

LIST OF NGO PARTNERS FOR GRC PROJECT (2007-08)

  • Total no. of GRCs sanctioned ---------- 45
  • Total no of GRCs functional ----------43
  • Selection in process ----------02
  • Additional GRC to be established ----------01
    1. District: South
      1. CASP61 Rampuri, Kalkaji N. Delhi-19
        Ms. Manju Upadhyay981007579141602246-47-48
        D-141/142 , JJ Colony ,Madanpur Khadder,New Delhi
      2. PrayatnE-103, Kalkaji, N. Delhi-19 Dr. Renu Chopra9812283533Mr. Lalit Kumar9818445831Ms. Garima. V9911078039 Opposite MCD Primary School,Next to New DC Public School,Raj Nagar ,Ph- IIIMadanpurKhadder, N D -76
      3. Jai Shankar Memorial CentrePlot-5 Sarita Vihar Instt. Area N. Delhi-76 Ms. Uma Seth,9313007595Ms. Vimla Ramakrishnan9350877411 C-394,Gali no.-6 Kacchi Colony,(Near Samosa Chowk),Madanpur Khadder Extn., N Delhi -76
      4. Health Fitness Society17/901 Lodhi Colony, N. Delhi-03 Ms. Sunita Godhara981113998524647901 Basti Vikas Kendra ,Sudhar Camp,near MCD Community Centre,Kalkaji, N. D.-19
      5. Sakaar OutreachK-1/49, Basement CR Park N. Delhi-1926277128, 26275685 Mr. Rakesh Kumar,9810693492Ms. Gayatri Parkash9810028687 A124,Om Nagar,Harsh Vihar,Meetha pur,Badarpur,New Delhi-44
      6. Mamta Health Institute for Mother and Child B-5 Greater Kailash Enclave-II N. Delhi. Ms. Anjali Shakhja29220210-30Pratibha D’mello 265/16, Karnal Farm, Tigri,New Delhi
      7. New Opportunities for Women (NOW)B-1/(B), Hari Nagar Ashram East,Near Shalimar Cinema, New Park ,N. Delhi-14 Ms. Bharti 9810187773,55121289Ms. Seema 9810778238 , 55121289 B-1/(B), Hari Nagar Ashram East, Near Shalimar Cinema, New Park ,N. D-14
      8. Kalyanam 41/1407, DDA Flats , Madan Gir, N D - 62 Mr. Prashant9810246133,55380884 D1-143, Babu Bhai Market, Ratia marg, Sangam Vihar, N Delhi – 62
    2. District East
      1. Caring Foundation35 Defence Enclave, Vikas Marg, Delhi-92 Ms. Sangeeta Kashyap9811458714Dr. Sunil Mittal9871939798 C-465, Gali No.-23, Road No.3, Mullah Colony, Ghiroli Extn. New Delhi.
      2. ADHAAR2845, Gali No. 5 Raghubarpura, No. 2, Gandhi Nagar, Delhi-31 Nimmi Sharma9871736096, Mr. Arun981033906322717500 C-190, New Ashok Nagar, Hanuman Mandir Gali, Vasundhra Enclave, Delhi-96
      3. AIWEFAHannah Sen Cottage, Ledy Irwin College, 4, Sikandra Raod N. D-01 Mr. Samarth Kumar 9313626488, 23736922, 23318376 Ms. Renu Stephen26174141 Office of the Distt.Social Welfare Officer (East), Block no. 10 Geeta Colony,New Delhi
      4. Dr. BhimRao Ambedkar Dalit Utthan Avon Shikha SamitiB-153, Rajeev Colony, Gharavli Extn, Delhi – 96 Mr. Veer Singh22610328,9313059705 Basti Vikas Kender, Block 13,14, Kalyan Puri, New Delhi – 91)
      5. DCVS1/49, Lalitha Park, Laxmi Nagar, Delhi – 110 092 Dr. D.K. Pandey9212704840, 9811717211. 16/32, Bhikam Singh Colony, Vishwas Nagar., Delhi
      6. Savera Social Welfare SocietyB-46, Retreat Appts., Mother Dairy Marg, I.P. Ext., Delhi, Ms. Mamta Sahai 9899194397,Ms. Amita :- 9810979965 Old B-15/3 West Vinod, Nagar, Behind Mangalam Hospital Delhi
    3. District West
      1. Sai Charitable SocietyN-87, Gurudwara Road,Mohan Garden, Uttam Nagar,New Delhi.59 Mr. Deepak Sharma98914220972535787025639821 N-57, Gurdwara Road, Mohan Garden, Uttam Nagar, N. D.59
      2. GargeeWZ-47, Choukhandi Extn.Tilak Nagar N. Delhi-18 Ms. Shobha9810506701 Community Centre,Tilak Vihar,Tilak Nagar,N. D.- 18
      3. Sawami Sivanand Memorial InstituteEast Avenue, Punjabi Bagh East New Delhi-26 Smt. Sunita Bhasin,9899140014 Punjabi Bagh( East), Road No. 31,East Avenvue,New Delhi-26
      4. WARUDAD-165, Arya Samaj Road, Uttam Nagar, N. Delhi-59 Dr. Anil Gupta981809701465702738 D-165, Arya Samaj Road, Uttam Nagar, N. Delhi-59Target Areas- Nand Ram Park, Shish Ram Park, Jeevan Park and Binda Pur
      5. INDCAREF-66, Green Venue, Col. Bhatia Nagar, Vikas Nagar, New Delhi – 1100059 Mrs. Reeva Sood9810005181, 25563131,25649899 Under ReviewF-66, Green Venue, Col. Bhatia Nagar, Vikas Nagar, N D– 59
      6. MANCH933 Ground Floor, 4th Storey, Tagore Garden Ext., New Delhi – 110 027 Mr. V.K. Bindu011- 51967725159678, 25451044, 5461044, N-163, Raghuvir Nagar, New Delhi-27
      7. All India Parivartan Sewa SansthanB-7, Pragati Chamber Complex Ranjit Nagar, N. Delhi-08 Mr. Manoj Jha25706062,9811897589,25895349 2190, Chaupal Wali Gali Shadi Khampur West Patel Nagar, New Delhi - 110008
    4. District South West
      1. Mahila Vikas SansthaRZ-1031-C Street No. 14 A, Sadh Nagar Palam Colony, N. D.-45 Dr. Gyanendra Kumar9818051836Ms. Vinita22773456, 25036329 CB-64A,Naraina, New Delhi
      2. MRYDO81A Block B Prem Nagar, Najafgrah N. Delhi-43 Mr. Shri Om98185899279810580027Ms. Harsh Bala28010283 Jharodha Kalan, Near CRPF Group Training Centre,New Delhi
      3. Manav Propkari SansthaL-290, Street No-7, Mahipalpur, New Delhi Dr. Rama Rao9810074737, 31008158Mr. Sanjay9810300445, Panchayat Ghar, Old Roshan Pura, Nazafgarh, New Delhi - 43
      4. SC/ST Welfare & Development SocietyRz-h-330B, Street No. 11, Raj Nagar-II, Palam Colony, New Delhi – 110045 Mr. Yogesh Attrey9868229307,Mr. Budh Ram9868734411, 25365749 Rzh-330B, Street No. 11, Raj Nagar-II, Palam Colony, New Delhi – 45
      5. URIDAWZ-33A, Dayal Sar Marg, Uttam Nagar N. Delhi-59 Capt. Deepak9810077875, 011-25333206, 25337449, 9213429305 13, Kakrola Housing Complex, Old Palam Road, New Delhi-78,
    5. District North East
      1. Datamation Foundation Charitable TrustB/12,Vimal Shree, Swasthya Vihar Delhi-92 Aseem Asha Usman9891426802, 22167230,22512161Mr. Rajesh Kumar9911016207 H. No. 1140, Lane No. 37, Jaffrabad, Delhi
      2. Anchal Charitable TrustF-16 Naveen Shahdara, Delhi-32 Mr. Sanjeev Sheel9811173780Mr. Kishan 22323409, 22123950 House No 1187, Gali No 32, Jaffrabad ,Seelampur, Delhi
      3. SAVE249-A, J&K Pkt, Dilshad Garden, Delhi 95 Ms. Sampa BanerjeeMr. Dhirendra Kumar9811489441, 981178372332631800 E-49, Jhilmil Colony, Delhi
      4. SEWA Bharat Ms. Renana Jhabvala, 7/5, Ist Floor, South Patel Nagar N. Delhi-08 Ms. Shweta981850308825841369 G- 4/24,Sunder Nagari,New Delhi 93
      5. Bhartiya Parivardhan SansthaBasti Vikas Kender , D/1,Nand Nagari , Delhi Mr. Dinesh Kumar9810064598 Under Review D-525/5A Gali No. 9, Ashok Nagar, Delhi-93
      6. Delhi Brotherhood Society7 court lane, Delhi – 110 054 Mr. Mishra9350295303Father Monodeep Daniel23931432 Vidya Sakshi Public School, F-46,Tukhmirpur, Dayalpur, Delhi-94
    6. District: North
      1. EETSG-Block, Patanjali Garden, Community Centre, Wazirpur , JJ Colony. Mr. Randhir Kashyap 9350516199, 27248952 Under Review
    7. District North West-I
      1. JEETF-9/61, Sector-15, Rohini Delhi-85 Mr. D.S. Mehra9873145187Mr. Vinod 27890087 E-19,Sharma Colony, Budh Vihar , Phase-II,Delhi-86
      2. Ray Welfare Trust16/160,Ist Floor, Trilok Puri, Delhi-91 Mr. Rohit Thakur9810211104, 9818333734,32433316 Sultanpur Majra, Main road , Sultanpuri,Near Dharam Kanta,
      3. Jan Jagriti Educational SocietyM-186, Mangol Puri, Delhi-83 Mr. Dharam Bir Singh981015484927868766Mr. R. Kumar27921979 F-7, Basti Vikas Kendra, Sultanpuri,Delhi Distrtict North West-II
      4. PRAYAS59, Tughlakabad Instt. Area, N. Delhi-62 Mr. Rajeev Haldhar9810624285Dr. M. R. Somwal9810599429, 64502393 Sanjay Upadhya9871300107 A-Block Community Centre , JJ Resettlement Colony, Narela Road, Bawana Delhi- 39
      5. Ekta Shiksha SanthanBasti Vikas Kendra, Block 13-14, Kalyanpuri, Delhi-91 Mr. Amit Srivastava9818163725Ms. Indu Sharma9911318564 L-179,Basti Baakner, Narela,Delhi 40
      6. AICURD16 Bhai Veer Singh Marg, Gole Mkt. N. Delhi9818767808 Ms. Minora 9910735975Ms. Sushma 921243365923346319 House No.82,Main Market,Samaypur,Delhi -42
      7. CHILD SURVIVAL INDIAMultipurpose Community Centre,Village Khera Khurd, Delhi – 82 Dr. Kalia22591002Ms. Deepa Bajaj9810647807 Community Centre Pocket-11 Sector A-6, Narela, Delhi-40
      8. Samarth B-38, Tagore Garden Extn., New Delhi - 110027 Mr. M.M. VidyarthiMr. Ashok9212008543 Mulitpurpose Community Centre, Shahbad Daulat Pur, Delhi – 42.
      9. ARADHYAE-97, DDA Colony Khayla , New Delhi – 110 018 Mr. Umesh Kumar56043427, 25922964 A 369-70,Gurjar Chowk, Bhalaswa Dairy,N.D.-42
    8. District: Central
      1. SPOWACPkt A /164 B , Mayur Vihar Phase-II, Delhi - 110091 Mr. Lakshmi Krishnan9811514684 9891937553, 22789550, 51,52 1st Floor Community Centre, Sadar Thana Road, Street No. 11, Multani Dhanda Paharganj, New Delhi – 55.

      How We Help

      The initial survey revealed that proactive intervention was needed in three critical areas; health, skill building and legal aid. Health was the primary concern, but the other two areas were as important. Skill building could provide her with better employment opportunities and avenues for income augmentation .Legal awareness could help her in getting a better deal out of life—protecting her from deprivation of rights and exploitation.
      • Selection of Location
      • Survey & selection of beneficiaries
      • Pre-registration
      • Organization of Camps
      • Services provided at Camp side, Health check-up, basic Pathological test, Legal aid, Information on skill development training, Counseling, Nutrition demonstration, AIDS awareness Counseling
      • Follow-up on referral cases for further treatment at the linked Dispensaries and Hospitals

      New Components

      The basket of services available under the Stree Shakti Project to the beneficiaries has not remained static since the commencement of the Project. As a result of continuous collection of feedback from the beneficiaries as well as other stakeholders, some of the important additional services which has been included during the course of the years are:

      • Inclusion of Ophthalmologist for Correction of Refractive Errors and other Eye ailments
      • Provision of Legal Literacy Services through the experts of Delhi Commission For Women – a statutory institution and the Delhi Legal Services Authority set up for free legal assistance
      • Inclusion of instructions/demonstration of Therapeutic Yoga as an alternate system of Healing
      • Counselling on need for T.B. Testing for beneficiaries showing preliminary symptoms
      • Counselling on awareness/prevention of HIV/AIDS
      • Counselling on Preventive Health Aspects
      • Counselling on awareness/prevention of substance abuse
      • Counselling on awareness on Breast Cancer/early detection & treatment
      • Provision of immunization to children against preventable diseases
      • Distribution of Disposable Delivery Kits for promoting safe delivery at home

      Feedback

      Feedback from beneficiaries

      An important ingredient of success of this Project is the rigorous system of collection/analysis/evaluation received feed back from the beneficiaries as well as the professional external Evaluating Agency engaged for evaluation of the Project. Based on the above, some of the programme process changes introduced are: -

      • continuous improvements in the Monitoring Reports of the Monitoring officers
      • greater emphasis on motivational efforts and being pro-active on the part of the volunteers of the Field NGOs
      • requirement of distinctive caps, uniform and identity badges for volunteers at the Camps
      • Improved uniform signages at the service delivery counters and at the Camp Entrances introduced
      • Deployment of volunteers at points where beneficiaries would require assistance
      Evaluation feedback
      • 90% of the Beneficiaries in the Sample find camp services useful and support the continuation of the Programmed
      • they are happy that the average time for obtaining all the services/awareness activities is only less than two hours
      • Linked hospitals/dispensaries for medical service delivery in the post camp stage are within walking or easy commuting distance

      Future Plans

      • To include this Project under the ambit of National Rural Health Mission – a World Bank Funded mission mode project of the Government of India. This will ensure continuity and institutionalization of the Project
      • Keeping in view the large number of beneficiaries not yet touched by the Benefits of this Project, increasing the penetration to cover larger population is being actively considered.
      • With the passage of time and experience, the goals are getting more focused and specific so as to be in a position to ascertain more precisely the impact assessment
      • Expand the role of the non-governmental medical service providers in the post Camp referral stage.
      • Significantly expand the network of Self Help Groups

      Contact Us

      The Stree Shakti Cell,
      Department of  Women & Child Development
      I, Canning Lane, K.G. Marg New Delhi-10001
      Ph No.:+91-011-23387816
      Fax:+91-011-23388039
      email: jddsw@nic.in