It is sad but true that in the Shivaji Nagar slums of Govandi, Mumbai, the home is a dangerous place and it is the worst place to be in for a woman. Therefore empowerment of women rightly starts in the home. Apnalaya trains women to fight domestic violence, conducts awareness sessions and organizes women to come together and help each other. Apnalaya is also a government appointed service provider under the Domestic Violence Act 2005. Through the Sahara Gats meaning support groups women in the community are trained to handle cases of domestic violence, as many domestic disputes occur at night outside the Family Counseling centre beyond the working hours.
Family Counseling Centre (FCC) is a haven for weeping and battle worn women, victims of exploitation, violence, infidelity, deprivation and blackmail. Here they find a friend who listens, offers advice and helps find strength within them to fight and win their legal and personal battles. The FCC also offers counseling and support to HIV cases in the community. The cases vary in its duration depending on its complexity from a few months to even years resulting in an amicable resolution or separation as the case may be. The objectives of the program are supporting victims of domestic violence and family conflict through: a) Family Counseling b) Support Group (Apnapan) meetings c) Creating Community Counselors (Sahara Group) d) Awareness in the community on women’s issues
• The FCC is an ongoing facility open from 10 to 6 pm on six days of the week (barring 2nd & 4th Saturdays) throughout the year. • It is run completely via benefactors that donate to Apnalaya’s general causes.
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