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  project name ~ NY_2011_SIEDS_Vimochana_Kuteera

category ~ Women Empowerment




  Project Name








Women Empowerment







  Budget Approved


Rs 239400


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Somu Kumar
Aparna Limaye
Executive Board


College Park
Executive Board









Kuteera -- Women’s Shelter and Community Outreach, Kolar District (60 kms from Bangalore, large area bought many years ago by CIEDS collective): The shelter provides safe space for women from violence and suicidal or homicidal dangers; 30 – 35 women at a time while legal/domestic interventions/negotiations are ongoing.










Provide skills and livelihood training to the women Enable work within rural communities; building up women’s support groups in the surrounding villages; strengthening and sensitivizing panchayats to support such efforts Cultivating land in organic model agriculture; hosting conferences and workshops.



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