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Our Activities

  • Creating support and counselling of about 3500 cases on violence against women. (Dowry, divorce, sexual harassment, child rape and domestic violence)
  • Basic needs for 100 villages (Water, pattas, road facilities, balwadis)
  • Organising and acquiring joint ownership land (pattas) rights for women.
  • Organised working women (specially on Dalit women) for obtaining ownership rights in quarries and sand mining.
  • Our interventions brought the priest (Premananda, Tamil Nadu) to books who raped 17 girl children. Otherwise he would have gone scotch free. Our commitments were instrumental, in the court imparting a life sentence on the priest, and a compensation of Rs.5 lakhs per victim.
  • Organised State/District/Union/Village level workshops, seminars, processions, public meeting, poster exhibition and training on women against violence, women’s leadership qualities and gender perspective.
  • Conducted workshop/seminars/poster exhibition for college and school students, on women’s status in India.
  • Organised 1000 women to learn Karate for self-confidence and self-defence.
  • One and half year worked for National Elimination of Child Labour and we surveyed 12,000 working children on 73 different types of occupation. We opened 40 schools for 2,000 students
  • Conducted meetings with District Superintendent of Police about violence against women cases for speedy action.
  • STEPS is the Resource person & conduct organisation of self-help groups in Tamil Nadu.
  • Seminar on “Problems of Students, Village Female Students and Teachers” was organised. The following suggestions were made by the participants and plea was sent to the District Collector, Superintendent of Police and Town Chairman
    • Toilet facilities should be provided to all schools in Pudukkottai District.
    • The front portion of the city buses should be reserved for female students during rush hours in the morning and in the evening.
    • Women Panchayat Leaders should work without their male relatives influence and their individuality should be encouraged.
    • Stringent action should be taken against persons who stick posters on timings notice boards in the bus stand and bus stops in Pudukkottai.
  • What we consider as their major achievement in all these years of our service in this area is the general awareness among of every International Women’s Day was celebrated widely and STEPS members were invited as Chief Guests to preside over the function for various schools, colleges & women’s sangam.
  • The committee of six members from STEPS visited to Erwadi Dharga during the month of August, 2001 to investigate the gruesome accident in the asylum. The committee has sent its report and recommendations to the Government.
  • STEPS has co-ordinated the Gender sensitisation programme conducted for police personnel in Perambalur and Trichy Districts of Tamil Nadu.
  • Empowerment of Muslim Women through group formation among Muslim women in Tamil Nadu, provide training to them since 1998.

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