We empower women to tackle violence and discrimination in their communities.
Through our grassroots women’s movement, Ambal Ambedkar Pengal Pagutharivu Iyyakkam (AAPPI), vulnerable women work together to tackle local challenges.
The movement is formed of a network of 40 women’s leaders. Each monitors domestic and other forms of violence against women in a local cluster, formed of their own and surrounding villages. They meet with ADECOM Network staff on monthly basis, drawing on our legal and counselling services when required to help address local cases. In this way, local women from oppressed communities are at the forefront of tackling violence against women.
The women’s leaders also take part in the local Gram Sabha government meetings. This gives oppressed women a voice in local decision-making on issues that affect them.