Our Work

Our goal is to build a better future for Women with gender equality, men & wowen both enjoying similar rights in all walks of life with dignity , confidence and gender justice in life.

1. Family Counselling Centers

Description: With the help of State and Central government AMGU has been running counseling centers giving relief to women victims/survivors of various forms of violence inflicted on women at domestic and society level such as dowry, bigamy, sex abuse, property rights, mental and physical torture, cyber crimes. Total 3162 cases have been handled by our centers of which 2645 cases are settled and others are at various stages of settlement including compromise and legal remedy from courts of civil law. AMGU was one of the leading NGOs from Maharashtra state which demanded policy on ‘domestic violence against women which was enacted by Central Government under the title “Domestic Violence Act” 2005. The organization is using this act in giving legal relief to women through its family counseling centers.

2. Awareness on VAW and related advocacy

Duration: From: 1994 To 1996

Description: AMGU was one of the leading organizations in state that demanded Women’s State Commission and State Women’s Policy in Maharashtra (from 1994-1996). This was subsequently approved by State government. AMGU also demanded making compulsory setting up of Vishakha Committees to stop sexual harassment of women at work places. This is as per the Supreme Court order directing all state and central governments and private set ups which employees men and women as workers/staff. AMGU was one of the leading NGOs that has pushed this demand of formation of such committees which was upheld by State which has framed rules based on SC order compelling all formal set ups to establish such committees. The organisation also takes up number of outreach issues where violence affects women. It recently staged an agitation at Latur headquarters to arrest police officers accused of sexually harassing trainee lady police personnel.

1. Violence Against Women and Trafficking

Duration: From: 2005 To 2020

Description: During 2005-2008 AMGU worked as a grassroots partner of SOS (Save Our Sisters) NGO network led by Save the Children India creating awareness on trafficking amongst women and girls and formed village level groups to create community level awareness on stopping the trafficking. The project was implemented in 3 villages of Latur block in the Latur district. The project for awareness about trafficking and ITPA is still continued. Now in 2020, Save Village Programe is implemented by AMGU to stop sex abuse .

2. Vocational training

Description: With the help of state government support we have trained over 12880 women in different vocational skills who are now involved in tailoring, jute, leather, cotton bags making, painting, hand and machine embroidery, ribbon work, patch work, soap making, sauce and Jam making, etc. earning their livelihood.

3. An Education of Life Skills project

Description: was implemented with support from ‘Give India, Mumbai’ – an ICICI Foundation. AMGU educated 20583 girls and boys from 9th and 10th school standards giving them inputs on Adolescent Age related physical and psychological changes, facing challenges in life and ways and means of overcoming them, reasons of addiction and freedom from the same, value education, sex education and awareness on HIV/AIDS. The students participated from 108 schools ,colleges and hostels of Latur district.

4. Environmental Awareness

Duration: From: 2010 To 2020

Description: A bio waste management, introduction of soak pit concept, tree plantation, growing of herbal plants in the backyard and kitchen garden program amongst 8100 households with central theme of developing bio-village and nutrition development program amongst rural women. The project was implemented through the support of UNICEF during 2010-2012 (till now ) in 152 villages.

5. To raise legal and social awareness

Description: AMGU organized 1000 gatherings ( Melavas ) for women in 152 villages. AMGU has used a satirical and musical play “ Mulgi Zali Ho “ ( A Girl Is Born ) to raise social awareness and gender equality. So far, AMGU has performed 52 performances out of which Prof Chandrakala Bhargaw presented 42 shows as one-woman show in India and USA. From June 2015, the project To Stop Dowry through SHGs of Women is implemented in 20 villages of Latur Block, District Latur. The Unique achievement is out of 20 villages 20 GramSabhas of GramPanchayats took decision not to take and give Dowry. 42 marriages are organized without Dowry. It reduced violence against women.

6. Village Development Planning (VDPs) and training of women social animators

Description: Using 16 socio-economic and human development indicators concerning women and children a thorough village development planning has been carried out in 112 villages of Udgir block of Latur district With the help of UNICEF. As a result of this planning and related awareness 20 villages have started consuming iodized salt, breast feeding, ban on child marriage, registration of birth, immunization, etc. The health department (Government) has also become active in this regard addressing women’s health issues. The plans will be further followed up with concerned health and women and child development departments to ensure women and children’s health, nutrition and other aspects of development. Under this project we have trained 112 women social animators ( Deepshikha ) who are our main contact points in the villages who also work as volunteers for us. They are young girls and women work on awareness amongst girls and women on health, education and mobilization of government schemes for women and children.

7. Strengthening women’s Self Help Groups:

Description: We have facilitated promotion of 650+ SHGs with membership strength of 6500+ women. The groups have cumulative savings of INR 56.54 Million (USD 4,86,39044) and they have also mobilized over INR 75.52 Million (USD 75890000) from banks and government schemes meant for SHGs. The entire funds are managed by women themselves through bank transactions. These SHGs were given capacity building trainings to start micro-enterprises, nutrition development and ecological awareness inputs (horticulture promotion, kitchen gardening and other tree plantation, etc.) with the help of IDS, USA. The capacity building drive was taken up in 7 villages during 2009-2011.

8. Community Health

Description: AMGU considers rural health from all angles. It includes HIV/AIDS awareness, introduction of nutrition food, awareness on Tuberculosis, relaxation techniques, etc. AMGU through its SHGs have reached to over 21,000 through its awareness raising and other constructive program giving information on community health and accessing government health schemes and production of nutrition food at backyard and in the farm. Awareness about T.B. reached 37000 villagers .

9. Drought relief and Support

Description: From 2015,Drought Relief and Support is implemented in 52 villages .The work included distribution of water tanks for people and animals ,fodder to animals, fodder cutter ,providing ration to families, preparing job-cards for needy laborers, providing them jobs through MNREGS, well-digging, deepening of rivulets, Nala Band, preparing roads etc. For Natural and Spiritual farming AMGU supported 170 widow farmers financially to increase the produce.

10. Environment Awareness

Description: To maintain ecological balance we motivate tree plantation, an awareness programme for the management of Bio-waste with the help of bio-culture, and create paradise out of bio-waste. We guide people especially women for the ways of purified drinking water and guide women from SHGs of different villages for the management of soak pits. Till now we prepared 370 soak pits and 455 Amrut Soak Pits in different villages of Latur and Udgir Taluka. AMGU distributed seeds of 13 vegetables to 8100 families who prepared Kitchen Garden. The awareness about medicinal plantation was done in Borimala and Bhadi. 340 families from the two villages planted fifteen different types of medicinal plants like Shatavari, Adulsa, Brahmi, Kalmegh, Korphad, Vekhand, Pudina etc. AMGU planted 11000 trees in different villages of Latur and Udgir Taluka. AMGU distributed trees of Keshar Mango, Fig, Limboli,Amla,Bel, Tamarind, Mogra, Pimpal,Jambhul, Sitaphal,Adulsa etc.to stop deterioration of land.

11. Kitchen-Garden Programme

Description: Kitchen Garden, which is an on going program reached 8100 Families in 152 villages of Latur district. 500 packets of 13 vegetable seeds were distributed to SHG women. Women preserve the seeds and use them for next harvest. The anemia cases are reduced to 5% as women include vegetables in their daily meals.

12. Zero Budget Natural and Spiritual Farming

Duration: From: 2018 To 2021

Description: AMGU gave training of Padmshri Subhash Palekar’s Zero Budget Natural and Spiritual Farming of two days to 730 farmers from 46 villages from Latur and Udgir block.In that training AMGU gave information about ZBNF to 464 farmers who were widow farmers ,small land holders and deserted women.AMGU distributed 600 trees of Jambhul ,Amla ,Tamarind etc.to 200 farmers from 28 villages from Latur and Udgir Taluka in the year 2018-19.It gave 300 Kg Moog and 300 Kg Udid to 600 farmers for sowing in farm & They received double yield of Moog and Udid by following ZBNF technique. AMGU gave training of Azolla and Hydroponic fodder of two days to 300 farmers from 46 villages from Latur and Udgir block .

13. Jidnyasa

Description: A programme, Jidnyasa, education of life skills for adolescent girls and boys – is implemented by AMGU in Latur district. We guide the adolescent students for the following subjects – the information about Adolescent age , its tension and relaxation, freedom from addiction, vocational guidance, value-education, sex – education and AIDS awareness and awareness about anti-human-trafficking. Till now we approached 20583 students from 108 schools and colleges, and girls’ hostels.

14. Save Village Programme

Duration: From: 2019 To 2020

Description: The programme is ongoing in Latur district especially in Udgir block for the prevention of Child ,girls ,women and villagers from exploitation, abuse, Domestic violence, Illegal human trafficking etc. We provide helpline of Operation Red Alert (ORA) in Kinni Yelladevi village to get immediate support and help for solving their problem .We have done awareness through moving van with the help of loudspeaker in 2 villages- Kinni (Yelladevi) and Kherda to aware people and protect themselves from the Corona virus in COVID – 19 period ,and also talk about the Child marriages and Domestic violence .Through the comic book distribution ,we dialogue with people about SVP and ORA. And they are really motivated by this program and accepted it in a nice way .