Women Welfare in Port Blair
Self employment for womenSocial welfare department also enable the economically backward women to undertake self-employment venture by providing training in various vocations. It will help them improve their economic condition.
Safety for working womenSocial welfare department has a scheme of establishing and running hostels for working women with an aim of promoting greater mobility for women in the employment market. It helps provide safe and cheap accommodation for working women who come from far off places. At present, there are two working women’s hostels working in the head quarter area, Port Blair.
Financial support for widowsSocial welfare department gives Rs 500 per month to widows of the islands here, irrespective of their age as a financial assistance. It is a great help for the women who do not receive any financial support from any other source or have no other source of income.
Protection for women against violenceThe Social welfare department of Andaman and Nicobar Islands implemented provisions under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005. The department appointed 5 Protection Officers under this Act.
Nowadays, the position of women in Andaman and Nicobar in society has changed a lot and they have started experiencing respect among public, as a result of Social welfare department and other various NGOs functioning in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.