a. Gender Interventions
Gender interventions have evolved from the Bahujan Desk and addresses distress calls from girls and women who face harassment, abuse, domestic violence or sexual abuse. Efforts are to resolve issues amicably so that equality of all people, and particularly gender equality, is established as the foundation of justice. People are also guided to approach local elders and panchayat leaders, the police, the CWC or the courts. Though PARA involvement is limited to Konaseema, people come from the entire East Godavari District and beyond.
b. Gender Empowerment Project
Understanding the effectiveness of our Gender Advocacy approach, and seeing the urgency to create a more girl and women rights friendly and gender equal society, a special Gender Project has been initiated on 1 st June 2018. It is limited to the three Konaseema Mandals of Ravulapalem, Athreyapuram and Kothapeta. Besides the Gender intervention programmes of the Gender Desk, the focus here will be the organisation and capacity building of the stakeholders. It is expected that the three mandals will witness less domestic violence and sexual abuse. Further, the women and concerned men will participate in ensuring these processes continue systematically until the objective of no violence or sexual abuse and greater equality are realised.