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Our work:

We seek to promote and protect Women's
Human Rights, to enable us to lead secure
lives of dignity and real choices,
engaging in multifaceted activities through
women's collectives, of intervening to address
issues of education, sexuality, labor and health
care, enabling women's choices. We network with different agencies to improve accessibility to livelihood, information, and various other
institutions for women's empowerment. We seek
legal and traditional remedies for conflict
resolution, violence against women, and children.
We do training, action oriented research,
advocacy, and campaigns.

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Vikalp houses a Resource Centre on
women's issues .

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Publications, translations & research:
We have created and published books,
posters, pamphlets and booklets.

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Parma
Parma is a space for same sex
relationships amongst the women.
To strengthen the work there is also a
Post Box to encourage women to share
and talk of their relationships.

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A Helpline
We run for differently vulnerable
w omen seeking an understanding on
sexuality;the number is: 5535610 from
Monday to Thursday from 10AM - 3PM.
Confidentiality is maintained.

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Training
Vikalp has its own team of trainers.
Extensive trainings on related subjects of
gender, patriarchy, feminism along with
women's health, Knowledge, traditional and
modern, HIV/AIDS, feminist research
methodology have been conducted.

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Women's Court
A women's court is held at a public place every fortnight by the community women and Vikalp
activists. In these Courts, women settle dowry demands, widow compensation, wife battering, property, child custody and other disputes.

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Occupational Health In Informal Sector
We work with mine and crushing unit workers,
men who have sex with men, vegetable vendors
and sex workers.

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Environmental Interventions
Like social forestry, plantations and campaign
against hazardous waste.

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Networking
Vikalp is a platform of grass root people,
women's organizations, unions, government,
semi-autonomous research institutions and
individuals for sharing experiences, materials,
and ideas.

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