What We Do

SMVM believes that no society can claim to be progressive where women are treated as second-class citizens, experiencing exploitation, violence and being deprived of her constitutional rights. SMVM is committed to protect and safeguard the rights of women and girls by facilitating condition for them to claim and advance their rights for enjoying meaningful and dignified lives.

  • • Strengthened engagement of individuals, communities and institutions in reducing violence against women and girls
  • • Enhanced access to support services and economic opportunities for womsen and girls, including those affected by domestic violence and child marriage.
  • • Increased use of knowledge by institutions and alliances to influence change

Quality Education is a fundamental human rights and a key to ensure gender equality and empowerment. SMVM ‘s education programme seeks to fill critical gaps in the quality and reach of education inputs amongst the poor and most marginalized through onsite academic support, strengthen school institutions and adopting child centric pedagogy.

  • • Ensure 100% children of 6-14 years are enrolled and retained at schools
  • • Teachers practice gender sensitive and child centric classroom processes
  • • Children have access to basic life skills and activity-based learning opportunities
  • • Functional school level institutions (Bal Sansads/ SMCs)

Addressing growing incidence of child rights violation is one of the India’s development priorities. Putting in place multiple legislatives frameworks, institutions coupled with policy instrument is a progressive step to address children multiple vulnerabilities. SMVM is committed to protect and safeguard the rights of children through effective implementation of the policy instruments, mobilizing families and communities for providing alternative care and support and provide direct services to at risk children.

  • • Work with communities and families to reduce vulnerabilities of children
  • • Generate gender disaggregated data on child vulnerability and develop case management plans
  • • Offer technical support to district agencies, community institutions for taking up child protection measures
  • • Draw linkages with various child protection networks to for preventing and responding to child rights abuse

SMVM believes that children irrespective of social, religious, linguistic identities and different learning needs deserve an opportunities to learn and grow to their full potential without experiencing fear, violence and stigma. Our work with persons with disabilities focuses on engaging class-room processes by creating a child-friendly environment; building capacity of teachers; liaisoning and establishing linkages with departments for delivery of services; and anchoring skill development trainings.

  • • Provide educational, skill building, medical coupled with social, psychological and emotional support to children with different learning needs to improve their well being
  • • Work with communities and families to address the stigma attached to this medical conditions
  • • Link children with various social protection schemes
  • • Provide rehabilitation support through sports, physiotherapy and counseling

Our livelihood interventions focus on enhancing family income through micro level diversification and livelihood mix strengthening to meet the livelihood stress. This is done through analyzing the household level vulnerability and risks, asset base, and mapping the knowledge and skills available within the household. Identifying and moblising households, linking them with livelihood appropriate options and supporting them technical inputs lead to sustainable livelihood.

  • • Enhance and promote the rural and urban livelihoods through wage labour and self employment
  • • Diversify livelihood needs to the individuals and families
  • • Support in asset creations to check migration and women empowerment

Attainment of ODF status is an important milestone in the journey of SBM-G programme, but it is not the end of the programming for sanitation and hygiene benefits. SMVM as a technical agency working the concerned departments to ensure sustainable access to drinking water, facilitate development of ODF sustainability plan for blocks and district and improve WASH facilities in schools

  • • Capacitate community institutions and PRIs representatives to improved access to IHHL
  • • Sustainable access to drinking water
  • • Improve Wash facilities in schools/ AWCs