About Mentally Challenged Swadhar Greh:

 

Rehabilitation centre is established for the mental retarded women and girls above 18 years. It consists 50 seats. Now there are 50 inmates in the home. All its staffs look after the inmates. In current year 6 inmates are rehabilitated. It is a scheme of WCD Govt. Of India and social welfare, govt of West Bengal.

Gender based violence has only recently emerged as a global issue extending across regional, social, cultural and economic boundaries. As a near unusual phenomenon gender based violence threatened the well being, rights and dignity of women. In case of domestic violence, offences were committed in the privacy of the home by a person on whom the women were emotionally and economically dependent.

The organisation has started the programme to solve the family problem and disputes related with women through counselling and discussion process with other allied services (like home visit, follow up, advising for legal services if needed).

Objectives :

  1. To provide primary need of shelter, food, clothing and care to the marginalised women/girls living in difficult circumstances who are without any social and economic support;

  2. To provide emotional support and counselling to such women;

  3. To rehabilitate them socially and economically through education, awareness, skill up gradation and personality development through behavioural training etc.;

  4. To arrange for specific clinical, legal and other support for women/girls in need of those intervention by linking and networking with other organisations in both Govt. & Non- Govt. sector on case to case basis;

  5. To provide for help line or other facilities to such women in distress;

  6. To provide such other services as will be required for the support and rehabilitation to such women in distress.

Target Group / Beneficiaries :

  1. Widows deserted by their families and relatives and left neglected from society, where they are victims of exploitation

  2. Women prisoners released from jail and without family support

  3. Women survivors of natural disaster who have been rendered homeless and are without any social and economic support;

  4. Trafficked women/girls rescued or runaway from brothels or other places or women/girl victims of sexual crimes who are disowned by family or who do not want to go back to respective family for various reasons;

  5. Women victims of extremist violence who are without any family support and without any economic means for survival;

  6. Women with HIV/AIDS deserted by their family or women who have lost their husband to HIV/AIDS and are without social/economic support;

  7. Similarly placed women in difficult circumstances.

Facilities provided to the beneficiaries :

  • Provision for food, shelter and clothing for the women and their children below the age of 18 years free of cost

  • Counselling for the women in difficult circumstances.

  • Clinical, Legal and other support for women in difficult circumstances.

  • Training for the economic empowerment and rehabilitation of such women.

  • Helpline facilities.

 Case - 1

The client’s name is : Smt. Renuka Kumilya, residing at Village & P.O. : Kalaikunda, P.S.: Kalaikunda , Dist. : Mednipur (East), West Bengal, Age of Smt. Renuka Kumilya : 90 years, education studied up-to class four standard, Occupation- house wife. 

Respondent name are :


(1) Shri. Jagai Chandra Kamilya age 67 years by occupation retired person of Bud Bud, P.S. &P.O. : Bud Bud, Dist : Burdwan;
(2)Shri Asit Chandra Kamilya , age 53 years , by occupation service, residing at G-Kalaikunda, P.O.& P.s.: kalaikunda, Dist : Midnapur (East)
(3) Shri Kishan Lal, age 48 years, by occupation service, residing at Rameswar Park, State: Uttar Pradesh.


All sons of Late Murari Krishna Kamilya. Smt. Renuka Kumilla , W/O –Late Murari Krishna Kamilya, aged 90 years old, has been sent to swadhar shelter home by order of Executive Magistrate 1St Court, Alipur, 24 pgs (south), Kolkata: 700027, state - West Bengal. After counselling it is found that there is a total social maladjusted amongst four sons with their families and the mother. 

We are called by Swadhar Shelter Home one of our shelter home to sort out this problematic case. We started counselling this problematic case and got the details of her problems with sons and their families. It transpired that all along they had been quarrelling, bickering and social maladjustment in the family at large. In the mean time we have visited one of the son’s house at Kalaikunda, and projected her problem (their mother’s problem) and he accepted that he should cooperate with us and factually he complied with our request. This son of Smt. Renuka Kamilya,Shri Asit Chandra Kamilya contacted his brothers staying at different locations, viz Burdwan and Delhi. We called the sons of Smt. Renuka Kamilya, namely (1) Shri Jagai Chandra Kamilya (2) Shri Asit Chanda Kamilya (3) Shri Krishna Lal and the sons all came to us by our request. But after through counselling her three sons has agreed to receive their mother. They have applied to the Executive Magistrate 1st Court Alipur, 24 Pgs (south), Kolkata for returning their mother to their custody. Smt. Renuka Kamilya was handed to their sons as contained in the honorable court’s order, with a caution that if they in any case they negate their mother they will be panelled through Court and effectually they will lose their jobs. 


Result : 

 

Smt. Renuka Kumilya, however residing with of her son’s namely Shri Jagai Chandra Kamilya and others were instructed to remit monetary help to the mother staying with Shri Jagai Chandra Kamilya. The mother i.e. Smt. Renuka Kumilya expressed her gratitude to us for this settlement.

Case - 2

 Smt. Protima Ghosh, wife of Sri Bishnu Ghose. She is 28 years old and has two sons. The elder’s son is 10 years old and studying class IV. The younger son is 2 years old. She is residing with her husband in her matrimonial home at 6, Ashutosh Colony, Kolkata: 700078. She Studied up to class VIII. Applicant Smt. Protima Ghosh is a house wife. 

Smt. Protima Ghosh applied to the F.C.C. against her husband. She complained that her husband tortured her physically and mentally. Her husband often creates unpleasant situation for money. According to the client it has gathered that her husband has a tendency to gambling. So he money to play the same. For this reason he creates pressure to the client to bring money from her mother, who is a widow. Smt. Protima did not agree with her husband. So her husband become angry and tortured her physically. 

After counselling F.C.C. has gathered that applicant’s husband does not taken alcohol or any other bad habit except gambling. Her husband’s income is not sufficient to maintain their family. 

Smt. Protima Ghosh has unable to facing or handling this problematic situation carefully, especially with the man who has the negative tendency to torture her physically. We have started counselling and have given advice to stay in the husband‘s house without taking any rustic decision. But after some day’s she was tortured by her husband and she has come to use for husband. But he does not listen any advice of us. Then we have gone to police station and after discussion of the police the husband of Smt. Protima Ghosh was taken away to the police station and both the parties were discussed about their problem but client’s husband did not listen any advice. The next day we also tried to solve the case and the discussion was running in the police station. At last the guardians of the client’s husband again discussion about their problems .At last a solution was found .A mutual settlement deed was signed by the client’s husband and guardians, police officers and FCC counsellor and the client .The client was handed over to her husband. 


Conclusion:

 

Going through the counselling season it is found by the counsellor that both of the party’s have behavioural problem .They also have economic crises. Applicants along with her husband both are carrying anxiety and have low self-esteem for this reason. They need more follow up counselling to improve their quality of life and to more energetic to overcome their economic crisis.