Gramin Punarnirman Sansthan (GPS) is an issue-based voluntary organization working from a rights based approach. GPS works for the empowerment of rural communities by forming autonomous groups in order to make them self-dependent, and works in areas of womens rights, reproductive and child health rights, and skill development for employment.
Their programs include:
Empowering Rural Women: The goal is to form and develop Mahila Sangathans (informal women’s organizations) at local self-government levels through effective community action for women’s empowerment, and better functioning of the local self-governance system that is focused on the right to food, work and information. GPS has reached out to nearly 7,230 women from 40 Gram Panchayats as part of this project and collectivized more than 6,750 of them as Nari Sangh members. Nearly 5,300 households that had Nari Sangh members realized their wage entitlement under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. It addresses cases of domestic violence, imparts legal literacy to the Nari Sanghs, and provides maternal health services.
Community Health: It is a partnership of community-based organizations which are working towards improving the quality of health services provided to women. As part of this initiative, GPS promotes a community and issue-based organization called Mahila Swasthya Adhikar Manch (MSAM). Members of MSAM track maternal death and maternal birth complications, prepare case studies, and then pressurise local service providers for better health services. The key objectives of this health program are to improve the nutritional status of pregnant/lactating women and children through strengthening the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), to develop health and hygiene practices for improving adolescent reproductive and sexual health, and to make available responsive government primary health services.
Project Axshaya: GPS implemented Project Axshaya to reduce morbidity and mortality due to drug resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) in Azamgarh district, Uttar Pradesh, in partnership with Voluntary Health Association of India. The project aimed to engage communities and community-based care providers to improve TB care and control.
Adolescent Health Training: The aim is to promote a conducive environment to ensure effective policies related to reproductive and sexual health rights.
Income Rs10 lac
Expense Rs36 lac
Source : Audit Report 2016
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