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Front for Rapid Economic Advancement of India

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Akshara a project of Front for Rapid Economic Advancement of India (FREA), provides scholarships for education, training in life and technical skills and job placement for socially and economically disadvantaged young women between the ages of 14 and 20. Akshara trains young men to become supporters of gender equality and take up personal and social action. It creates gender-oriented educational material and manuals, and has an online certificate course on violence against women. In the city, it lobbies with the police for a better emergency helpline for women, with the municipal bodies for open spaces and safety of women and with public transport authorities for the safety of women. It joins in networking with city-based and national women’s and other groups for legislation and policies.


It selected and supported 177 poor young women to complete their education and they participated in employability and self development training. Trained 280 young women and men, to become gender champions and take up social actions in their colleges. 633 GRP constables, officers, RPF and Mahila Squad attended its training on safety of women.