Domestic workers, especially women domestic workers are a constantly growing section in the informal sector of urban India. Streevani reaches out to women domestic workers enabling them to organize themselves for self-help and collective action. Counselling, legal aid, environmental awareness, gender sensitization and health and hygiene are some of such projects.
The movement for Domestic Workers has gained momentum rapidly and spreading to many more areas in the city of Pune.
Total Programs Conducted
Name Of Activities
Total People Benefited
|46||Health Awareness Programs||4867|
|34||Legal Literacy Training Programs||1241|
|46||Leadership, Communication and Home Management Skills||1683|
|63||Awareness Programs on Government Schemes||1729|
|28||Training on Income Generation Program such as Housekeeping||1247|
Women are more open in sharing their domestic problems and taking legal help from Streevani.
Union board members, with their legal knowledge and experience, play active role in settling the cases in their respective areas such as domestic problems, fight between neighbours which is a regular feature in crowded areas where they stay.
The members expressed that most of our women are self-confident to face the life situations, learned to communicate and deal with the officials, and get things done. They have overcome fear of the crowd and become much more daring and take the lead in solving the problems of their areas. Some of the leaders help other women to open their bank accounts by accompanying them to the banks. In every area our leaders are very active and they are capable of mobilizing women to come together.
Some of the women also expressed that their mother in laws stopped harassing them, once they became leaders and members of Self help groups. Majority of the husbands respect and treat women much better now than before, since they know that there is a support system for women