SMS Introduction

Established in 1975, Stree Mukti Sanghatana has been working towards women empowerment for over four decades. The play ‘Mulgi Zali Ho’ (Girl is Born) opened doors for women to interact and share their problems with us. The family counseling centres, in-house monthly publication “Prerak Lalkari”, programs for adolescents, day care centres, programs for waste pickers and solid waste management commenced operations to enable sustainable livelihood for women.

“There is a lot of injustice around us. 1975 was declared as the international year for women, and so we like minded people picked up the mantle for women’s cause. Thats how we have been working since then”

– SMS activist

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Family Counseling Center

Established in 1985 the Family Counseling Centers (FCCs) offer services to the community irrespective of religion, caste, creed, sect, region, language, age, gender. SMS has a large network of experienced, trained and dedicated counselors.

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Day Care Center

Women are stepping out of their traditional roles and and forging their way ahead in the world. Understanding these concerns, after a 2 year survey and signature campaign SMS in 1987 started childcare centers.

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Jidnyasa

Jidnyasa (Curiosity) establishes a dialogue with adolescents on crucial issues relevant to their lives especially those which are frequently ignored in our present education system. The program started in 1996 by the conveners

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Parisar Vikas

The Parisar Vikas program was launched in the year 1998 by the Stree Mukti Sanghatana with the cooperation of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM). The program aims to address the problems of waste management through awareness, training and self reliance.

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Multi-Activity Center

The multi activity center of SMS is an eco friendly building. From solar panels, terrace gardening and rain water harvesting to solid waste management and generating bio-gas, the SMS center at Koperkhairane showcases the perfect application of environmental responsibility and resource efficiency.

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Cultural Troupe & Yatra

SMS has a renowned cultural troupe in SHAHIRI tradition of Maharashtra which has been performing since 1975. Gradually people started understanding what “Stree Mukti Sanghatana” was all about. The play “Mulgi Zali Ho” (A Girl Is Born) written by Ms. Jyoti Mhapsekar created history.

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“We chose this cause because we are women and we realized there is so much injustice outside and as responsible citizens we must change that.“

Jyoti Mhapsekar, President, SMS

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