"An Indian civil society organization striving for gender justice through women's empowerment and policy advocacy interventions"

Welcome to Stree Aadhar Kendra(SAK)

Established in 1984 Stree Aadhar Kendra (SAK) (English version Women's Development Centre) has been striving for "building a gender just society where women are not discriminated and have opportunity to realize their potential to live an empowered and violence free life" and has acted not only as a service provider but also as an advocacy organization demanding appropriate policies to end all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girl children. This has given SAK credentials as an advocacy organisation working for mainstreaming gender in a policy environment. From inception SAK has been working for bridging the gap between issues of women at grassroots and at policy making institutions through advocacy on the issues of Violence Against Women; Women's participation in decision making, Political empowerment and participation in governance processes and women's economic empowerment.

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Stree Aadhar Kendra

Legal Profile

Stree Aadhar Kendra (Women's Development Center) is registered all requisite laws in India. It is registered under Bombay Public Trust Act, India in May 1984, Indian Society's Registration Act in India, Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 1976 with Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and Section 80G under Income Tax Act.

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Our Publications

Priced Books SAK worked closely with UN System organizations, Oxfam and other donors to publish a number of educational and informative books on laws related women,
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SAK works in partnership with Indian and International donor organizations amongst women for their holistic development and empowerment. Stree Aadhar Kenda has partnered with national,
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SAK is presently involved in following programs and need programmatic support to reach out to women victims of violence effectively and efficiently and advocate their issues.
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Latur Workshop
Solapur Workshop
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Programmes Of Stree Adhar Kendra

Trafficking and creating Zero Violence Zones in Maharashtra

Tackling the issue of trafficking of women (Twarita (1 and 2) 2000-2002) Pune and Mumbai Metros of Maharashtra State in India with support from UNIFEM, South Asia Regional Office, New Delhi, India.


Women's Empowerment and Gender Justice

Strengthening a support structure for gender justice – Vedha (means seeker: seeker of gender justice)implemented in two phases. 2004 to 2006 and from 2006, its still continuing in 6 districts of Maharashtra and Pune and Mumbai urban areas.


Gender Responsive Budgeting

Promoting gender based budgeting in the Aurangabad (2004-06) and Solapur (2008-09) Municipal Corporations (2003-2007) in the districts of Aurangabad and Solapur Municipal Corporations In Maharashtra (India) with the help of UNIFEM, South Asia Regional Office.


Women in governance

To bring together elected women representatives and community leaders to combat gender based violence against women – a project for facilitation of gender justice program in India was planned during 2010-2012 with specific focus on 3 Districts of Maharashtra.


Engendering Disaster Management

Worked on relief and rehabilitation in all 52 severely affected villages in Marathwada after the Latur and Osmanabad districts were affected due to disastrous earthquake in September 1993.


Advocacy through State Legislative Council

The above work got strengthened due to advocacy at state level. SAK has been taking up above program related advocacy and other gender justice issues at state level through its Chairperson Dr. (Ms.) Neelam Gorhe who is member of State Legislative Council.


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vadgaon Dhayari, Pune-411041 Maharashtra(India)

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