Counselling and Legal Services: Offering legal support and counseling to survivors of violence has been a major focus of Asmita since its inception. We believe this plays a vital role in empowering individual women who get educated of their human and legal rights with practical guidance on how to obtain justice. A range of women have sought support over the years. Our counseling and legal services are not advertised; yet each year at least 50 women take advantage of these services, learning about them by word-of-mouth. Gender and Development for NGO Women Leaders: Notwithstanding the output of work that women NGO leaders do at the local level and the understanding they have of local issues, an analysis of the deeper connections between the various changes going on in their environment is a welcome addition to their skills. Since the capacity building workshops that we conduct regularly were always full and there was always a rush to attend them, Asmita offers a year long distance cum contact programme, attended every month by representatives from different organisations across the state. Now Gender, Development and Human Rights Course - Year 3 is on. The range of the course is vast and comprehensive - all human rights, linkages to issues such as development, health, globalization, discrimination and violence against women. Women and Disability Rights: To strengthen the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, we in collaboration with Chaitanya Vikalanguala Hakkula Vedika, Mahbubnagar, Andhra Pradesh initiated the workshops and campaigns on Disability Rights. Women and girls with disabilities face all types of discrimination. These workshops will help to support the growth and empowerment of women. Thematic Areas of the project is initiating discussion on disability - its causes, consequences and way forward; introducing the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995; Gender Equality - - Patriarchy, Sexuality, Reproduction, Violence; Division of labour - gender, disability, age; Child Rights – Violence against girl child with disability at home and outside, child health, child marriage; Poverty and Disability; The feedback of the workshops is positive, the participants expressed that they got awareness on social context of disability and enhance respect and concern for persons with disabilities. Arts and Culture: Using arts and culture as a method of outreach and awareness has proven to be a great way of disseminating our messages to a wide audience. Through Telugu and English films, publications and Indian classical dance performances we have managed to further strengthen our conversations around equality.