The Kerala State Women’s Development Corporation (KSWDC) seeks to bring women out of binding normative strictures by making them active participators in societal development and progress. It mans the Government of Kerala’s concern in empowering the women of the state. For KSWDC, a just and equal society is not a distant utopian dream, for here empowerment is real and yields tangible results. By encouraging women to be ambitious and confident about their success drives, KSWDC furnishes them with the required support system that makes their needs come into fulfilment. Economic dependence being a weighty hurdle in the realization of such a cause, the organization has many a scheme and policy to cater to the growing demands of the women of the state.
To advocate the improvement of the social status of women and to enhance their economic security and rights, so that they become co-actors, co-partners & co-beneficiaries in the sustainable development and progress of the society.
To lead the women of the state towards self-empowerment that will bring forth their enjoyment of a full and unrestrained womanhood.
Sandesh is the first-of-its-kind network where a 1000 plus member entrepreneurs’ network will be set up in all the 1000 plus local bodies of Kerala. Sandesh centres will showcase and implement high-impact interventions that can positively influence the society and improve the quality of the lives of the people in the area. Sandesh is conceived as a completely entrepreneur-driven venture, supported by the government of Kerala. Innovative companies can use Sandesh as their platform to reach to the grassroots. Sandesh entrepreneurs will be focussing to bring in innovative solutions against the pressing challenges of the society, specifically in areas such as agriculture, health, water, sanitation, forestation, entrepreneurship development and so on. In Kerala, Sandesh Centres at the grassroots is conceived as a two-member entrepreneur model, where the lead entrepreneur will be a woman. Eventually, Sandesh is expected to become an economic catalyst to bring in multiplier economic impacts in the society.
For the first time in Capital city, Kerala State Women’s Development Corporation in association with Metro Manorama, conducted a ‘She Walkathon’ on 8th March 2014 at 6.30 am at Kanakakunnu Palace, in connection with International Women’s day celebration 2014.
KSWDC is in the process of implementing a pilot programme that would build 23 electronic self-cleaning “she-toilets” in Thiruvananthapuram district. The Electronic Public Toilet is an innovative product that requires minimum of manual intervention and its facilities include automated payment collection, door opening system, flushing, sterilisation, cleaning etc. GPRS system is used for controlling the unit remotely. Privacy, dignity and safety for women are also effectively ensured.
The toilets are mobile and come fully equipped with baby changing stations, sanitary napkin vending machines and incinerators. KSWDC aims to install them at more than 200 locations across the state.
Resource Enhancement Academy for Career Heights [REACH] – a finishing school run by the Kerala State Women’s Development Corporation, is the first of its kind, to lend a guiding and helping light to the woman population of the society.
The Reach or the Professional Finishing School envisions to lead the way in teaching women and girls how to move from informal to formal situations with ease
More please visit www.reach.org.in