Improving Sustainable Livelihood and Food security of farmers and landless families

The objective is to improve the agricultural basis for nutrition and off-farm livelihoods for farmers and landless families. About 4000 farmer families of 5 GPs /10 villages in Nawabpet mandal /Block of Mahbubnagar district are engaged through implementing partner Indira Priyadarshini Women Welfare Association (IPWWA).  Activities include initiating farmer clubs, non-chemical farming practices and supporting non-farm  income generating activities by women such as preparation of household chemicals, shampoo and pain balm.

Prevention and response to gender based violence

The objective is to reduce the cases of violence and discrimination against women, increase knowledge and awareness of vulnerable women about human rights and legal rights and improve livelihood opportunities. About 3000 households (mainly dalits) were reached across 5 Gram Panchayats in 10 villages through our implementing partner ROSE in Dichpally mandal /Block Nizamabad district. On similar lines, CWS supported by AWS has been working to reduce violence and improve economic status of women and girls among 200 families residing in 20 slums in city of Hyderabad through our implementing partner SAHEEN.

Development access to tribal communities

The goal is to enable tribal communities to live a dignified life with positive self image through improved living standards. Support is provided to promote access to existing welfare schemes and tapping funds from the line departments. About 555 families of Particularly Vulnerable Tribe Groups (PVTG) are covered across 5 Gram Panchayats in 10 villages through implementing partner HELP in Tiryani mandal /Block of Kumrambhim Asifabad district. Similar efforts were undertaken to safeguard the rights of 504 families of Adivasi community (Koyas) of 3 Gram Panchayats in 6 villages through our implementing partner EFFORT in Palavancha mandal/Block in Bhadradri Kothagudem district.

Women Network Dalit

In Telangana, 5 NGOs from are part of the network being facilitated by partner DAWN (based at Andhra Pradesh) for advocating issues of Dalit Women. About 1000 families of 5 Gram Panchayats are reached through five network partners in 5 Gram Panchayats of five districts in Telangana state.0

Facilitating participatory local governance

CWS has been working towards empowering PRIs for through our partner DREAMS covering 5 Gram Panchayats in 7 villages in Jagityam mandal in Jagityal district ofTelangana state. Facilitation support is provided to elected representatives and functional committees in preparing Gram Panchayat Development Plans and uploading the same at mandal level

Rights & dignity of domestic workers:

CWS has been working for recognition of the rights and dignity of domestic workers in Wanaparthy district (500 families in urban area) through implementing partner Rural Development Society (RDS). Domestic workers were counseled and sensitized about their rights, registered with labor departments and avail various benefits.

Promotionof health and hygiene among women and adolescent girls

CWS works towards promotion of health and hygiene among adolescent girls among 3200 families of 6 villages in Bommalaramaam mandal /Block of Yadadri Bhoingir district through implementing partner GMM. Similarly awareness activities are also undertaken in 8 villages of Sangem mandal /Block in Warangal district covering 3900 families through our implementing partner SSS.

Improved food security status to dalits and marginalized communities

The objective is to ensure food security among dalit and Adivasi community in 17 villages of 3 mandals /Blocks of three districts i.e. Yadadri Bhoingir, Siddipet and Mahbubnagar districts in Telangana state through our 3 partners, namely, PILUPU, ASSMA and TOUCH. Activities included promotion of irrigated dry crops (vegetables), kitchen gardens at their homestead areas, System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and millet cultivation, biological pest control (pheromone traps & yellow plates) and animal husbandry.

State Level Federations of Single Women in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Centre For world Solidarity in Telangana & Andhra Pradesh state is implementing a program to empower and support Single Women funded by Astha Sansthan.. This program will help single women to grow socially and economically. Program aims to Strengthening of State Level Single Women Federation for their rights in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States and Building Capacity of Single Women Leaders to take up issues of concern to Single Women in both the Telugu speaking States. Widowed women, especially in rural areas are succumb to social atrocities and are forbidden from enjoying life. Programs stresses to empower change among single women are fight for their own rights and entitlements. Supporting to build a people’s organization wherein, single women in the state can take leadership and manage their lives. The support is provided to give “voice” to the needs and aspirations of single women in the state.

Back to School campaign-Empowering the girl child and

promoting rights of all children Nalgonda district, Telangana

Centre for World Solidarity in support with Kerk in Actie  is implementing a program to empower girl child, preventing child labour, child marriage and sexual abuse of children in Nalgonda district in Devarkonda and Chandampet  mandals from 1997 covering  five mandals- Dindi, Devarakonda, Chandampet, Neredugommu and Mallepally ranging to1,90,895 population .  Activities include providing a bridge school where vulnerable girls could live and learn in a safe surrounding. This program enrolls girls in social welfare hostels and strengthened the school system by setting up and working together with School Management Committees and Child Welfare Committees in the project area. 

Awareness Raising and Education Program for Adolescent Girls in Telangana

Centre for World Solidarity in support with funding agency American Jewish World Service is implementing a program to create awareness on health, education and property rights in Devarakonda division, Nalgonda district in Telangana. This program address issues of rights violations such as gender violence, gender discrimination, gender inequality and injustice, trafficking, witch-hunting, child marriage, child labour, sex selection, female infanticide, exploitation of children, caste and communal discrimination, and denial and deprivation of dignity of marginalized communities such as women, girls, children, dalits, adivasis, minorities and other deprived sections. It is also seeking to address the problems of household food insecurity and exclusion of marginalized communities from governance and development.