Bhumika Women’s Collective

Who Are We?

Bhumika Women’s Collective

Bhumika Women’s Collective (1994) is based in Hyderabad. It was started for a cause to help the women in distressed and vulnerable conditions. We have initiated the work in Andhra Pradesh and now spread across the country. Bhumika focuses on all women’s issues including domestic violence.


Vision: Promoting Violence Free Lives for Women in Andhra Pradesh.


Mission: Our focus is on Gender equality and Rights of women advocating a life of dignity and justice for female world.


Objectives of Bhumika Women’s Collective:

different issues that have been raised by women from various perspectives. This journal

would be made available to individuals and / or groups interested in women’s studies.

To also undertake publication of occasional research papers and booklets.


Broad Areas of Operation

Bhumika Helpline

Bhumika Helpline was started in 2006 which supports the women in distress through telephonic counseling and linkage building. Today “Bhumika” has become more popular for its toll free tele helpline 1800 425 2908 for women and in the process emerged as advocacy organization at the state level.


The main objectives of Helpline:

Civil Society Resource Facility (CSRF)

Bhumika Women’s Collective working on women issues is anchoring the civil society alliance at the Andhra Pradesh state level and also undertaking various research activities on women related issues and legal provisioning and giving feedback to various related departments for supportive measures. The research and advocacy issues are dealt by the unit of Bhumika Women’s Collective, primarily known as Bhumika Civil Society Resource Facility (CSRF) initiated in 2009 with support of Oxfam India.

Objectives of CSRF:


It was started in January 2009 with support from Oxfam India. Under the CSRF activity, the first success was obtaining a Circular copy in the same year from AP High court regarding the Security of Protection Officers under PWDV Act 2005. Under the CSRF activity another circular copy was posted to all Protection Officers issued by High Court regarding keeping a particular day for dealing and early disposal of cases filed under PWDV Act 2005.

Support Centres for Women

Bhumika is coordinating an initiative called “Support Centres for Women” as a support mechanism for survivors of violence. The centres are run by various NGO partners with support of Oxfam India, Bhumika as a state level coordinator that takes up various issues of the centres with the State Women and Child Development Department and Home Department. These support centres are established in the Women Police Stations at the respective places. We prepare a quarterly report of the Support Centres and share with the DGP office.


There are totally 5 Support Centres in Women Police Stations all over Andhra Pradesh located at

1) Women Protection Cell, CID office, Hyderabad run by Bhumika Women's Collective from April, 2013.

2) Women Police Station, CCS, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad run by SWARD from .

3) Women Police Station, Anantapur run by APPS.

4) Women Police Station, Warangal run by Sarvodaya Youth Organisation.

5) Women Police Station, Karimnagar run by Krushi.


Executive Committee.


President - Ms. R. Santha Sundari

Writer, Award winner of National Human Rights Commission


Vice President – Dr. P. Madhavi

Professor, Dept. of Economics, Kasturba P.G. College, Osmania University, Hyderabad; Human Rights Activist & One of the State Advisors’ under Right to Food (Supreme Court)


Secretary - Ms. Kondaveeti Satyavati

Journalist, Writer, Activist & Editor of Bhumika Magazine


Joint Secretary - Ms. N. Geeta Reddy

Govt. Service, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh


Treasurer - Ms. P. Shailaja

Researcher & Editorial Member of Bhumika Magazine


Members

1. Dr. Samata Roshini .P

Doctor, Writer & Activist


2. Ms. Abburi Chayadevi

Noted feminist writer, Award Winner of Central Sahitya Akademi Award (2005). She was a member of the General Council of Sahitya Akademi (1998-2002)


3. Dr. P. Lakshmi

Famous Feminist Writer, Poetess and Working as Lecturer.

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