Dear teachers and students,

Greetings from Jananeethi!

Considering the relevance and scope of subjects like Social Welfare Legislations we understand that unless it is infused with grassroot level experiences that holistically promotes social justice and equity we can nowhere translate social theory into social action. The profession of social work has expanded and diversified worldwide, yet the most crucial role of social workers is to uphold human values. Sadly, there is a dearth of committed development practitioners in the social welfare sector and therefore the sector is facing a crisis. To confront the multifaceted social issues in a holistic way, it is vital for social workers to broaden their vision and understanding in a human rights based perspective. This perspective enables the promotion of social justice in all aspects of human existence.

We are extremely happy to organise training programs for those students who are pursuing their Masters in Social Work. To begin with, we have designed the training curriculum on SOCIAL WELFARE LEGISLATIONS to meet the ever-pressing demand by students, teachers and social activist community. Jananeethi’s long standing commitment to bring social justice and equity through a variety of strategic methods like community mobilisation, research and documentation, campaigns and advocacy, use of mainstream and alternate media has brought radical changes in the society. It has successfully networked and partnered with community organisations, welfare groups, local/state government, activist groups, academic institutes, international voluntary organisations in its struggle to enable the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged section of the society aware of their inherent human rights so that they develop necessary skills to negotiate for their own rights.

The training program will enhance the knowledge, understanding and capabilities of the students regarding social legislations and also provide them with hands on experience to deal effectively with such issues. They will get the best opportunity to interact with eminent personalities in the field of education, social work, law, environment and gender. A combination of theoretical studies and participatory learning, will enable them to develop necessary skills on human rights education, expertise in the fields of law, gender etc. This learning process will allow students to develop and enhance the proficiency with which they practice as social workers and better prepares them for the multidimensional nature of a social work career.

Some of the issues covered in the training are mentioned below:

  • Social Legislation as an instrument of social change: Constitution, Welfare legislations for social change and social defense.
  • Human Rights: Major criminal acts protecting the Human rights, judicial activism and Public Interest Litigation (PIL), Free legal aid, Right to information etc.
  • Gender Issues: Law related to atrocities against women, Law relating to immoral traffic and sexual offences, Role of National Women’s commission etc.
  • Child Rights: International conventions, Constitutional rights, Laws relating to children-including Juvenile Justice Act.
  • Personal Laws: Laws relating to Marriage, Divorce, Inheritance, Adoption, Guardianship and Maintenance, Family Courts act.
  • Personal Laws: Laws relating to Marriage, Divorce, Inheritance, Adoption, Guardianship and Maintenance, Family Courts act.
  • Consumers’ rights: Objectives and activities of Consumer Protection Act.
  • Legislation on Social Security Measures: Factories Act, Workmen’s Compensation Act, ESI act and Gratuity Act.

The training module shall provide flexibility to accommodate any other relevant issues that the participant would bring forth before the trainers. They can avail the facility of Jananeethi Library for reading and reference.


Moderate course fees of Rs. 350 will be charged from each student. Reference/study materials shall also be provided. Fees could be paid either in cash/cheque or through DD in favour of ‘Jananeethi Institute’ payable at Thrissur.


Interested students are requested to fill up the registration form available at our office and can also be downloaded from www.jananeethi.org College authorities are requested to send the list of the name of the participants along with the registration form duly filled in and the fees so as to reach Jananeethi Institute by 6th November 2006.

Date and Venue:

The training will be held from 9th to 11th November 2006 at:


Thottapady, Mannuthy P.O., Thrissur-680 651

Phone:91-487-2373479 Fax 91-487-2373281

Email gpneethi@sancharnet.in Web: www.jananeethi.org

Contact person:

Adv Faritha Ansari, Course Co-ordinator

We hope to make this initiative a success with your support and co-operation. Wishing you all success.

Adv. George Pulikuthiyil

Executive Director.

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Our Journey

1991 Jananeethi office inaugurated
1992 - May 13 Registration of Jananeethi Society
1992 December

Formal Inauguration

Initial services included – public adalats (neethimela), free legal aid, legal literacy, mediation & reconciliation and public interest litigation. Started campaign against torture, death penalty, dowry, child labour and trafficking.

1993 Launch of Jananeethi Publication
1994 Women’s Desk
1996 Environmental Advocacy launched
2000 Helpline for women, children and elderly in distress started
Declaration of first litigation-free village in Thichoor in Varavoor Panchayat
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