The objectives of this program are:
POPE has formed 22 Self Help Groups among Dalit women through following the given below process:
Women are organized together to raise their voice in the following ways:
R.D.O. Office, Tiruvannamalai:
Women’s procession was organized and insisted against the women rights violation among Dalit women and a petition was given to Revenue Divisional Office at Tiruvannamalai. They have brought the atrocities against women to the district level offices for intervention and making appropriate policies. A press meet was also organized. The women got training and practice to meet the Government official to explain their needs and problem.
Land Rights struggle at District Collectorate:
Dalit women were organized to raise their voice to get back their D.C. lands, which was given to the Dalits during British period. A written memorandum was given to the District Collector to intervene immediately to get back their D.C. land. A procession was organized, followed with the press meet. The women were understanding and learned the legal procedure to conduct programmes to explore their demands through press meeting, official meeting and voice raising.
Walk for Drinking Water:
Women were organized to have a walk for water. Women were affected due to drinking water problems. They have to walk for long distance to fetch water. Press meet was organized on the following issues:
1. Violation of fundamental rights among Dalits.
2. Need for Road to reach to funeral ground which was kept for Dalits.
3. Land redistribution for Dalits.
4. Prevent illegal alcohol production and selling.
5. Demanding burial grounds for Dalits.