A total of 1216 members representing SATs are being trained to identify women facing violence and extending necessary support to solve their problems with the help of RDT. The Kadiri region is one such area, where to reduce migration for livelihood, and to prevent incidents of adolescent girls and women becoming victims of illegal trafficking for prostitution, vocational training for skill development and rehabilitation services providing counseling and shelter were instituted, which included a nutrition programme for widows and destitute women.
Trainings are imparted to staff and SAT members on different aspects of harassment and violence, and education provided on first information response. Victims are referred to medical psychiatry and provided with appropriate medical assistance. Awareness camps covering women and girls through meetings, workshops and cultural programmes address gender discrimination, domestic violence and other atrocities against them. Information is provided on women’s rights, availing legal aid and medical assistance, police stations and family courts etc. Along with a continuing focus on deterring violence, improving literacy among girls by mainstreaming school dropouts and the non-enrolled into formal schooling system, and enhancing awareness of women on various development programmes and fostering their participation in these processes is the chief focus of RDT’s successive interventions with rural women.