Resource Centre

We design, develop and disseminate communtity focus issue based materials in print and electronic media.

We bridge the gap between law and people

We Do –

  • Research, Documentation and Dissemination of information on gender and law.
  • Analysis, simplification and translation of laws.
  • Preparation of training manuals, Publications, Campaign materials and Samvedi Bi- monthly news letter in Kannada.


Samvedi, took to birth in 1999, as a bimonthly magazine, with a definite concept of Gender. It is an attempt to fill the void of having a pro-women magazine. Samvedi is our effort towards mainstream gender concern and to connect DEEDS with all its stakeholders. The magazine comprises of 16 pages, which serves as a link between those who are concerned for women and those who work directly on women’s issues. Its readers are spread all over Karnataka giving the magazine a pan Karnataka readership.

Training Materials

  • Domestic violence and Gender
  • Para legal training manuals
  • Adolescent  training manuals
  • Right to information

IEC Materials

HANDBILLS / PAMPHLETS: Sexual harassment at the work place, compulsory registration of marriages, Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, POCSO Act and stop Child marriage are some of the prominent campaign materials.

FILES: Collection of newspaper clippings and articles from Kannada and English dailies and weeklies on 75 different topics

STUDY REPORTS: These include effects of migration on women, lives of women who have been rendered homeless by SEZs, representation of women in media, Legal interventions by DEEDS in cases of violence face by women in Dakshina Kannada, documentation of struggles by women of Dakshina Kannada, Safety of women in Dakshina Kannda. Reports of studies conducted by the government and other NGOs are also available.

BOOKS: Women’s autobiographies, novels, gender sensitive works of renowned writers, gazettes are available at DEEDS. It further houses about 2000 books on Social, Economic and Development issues.

WALL POSTERS: There are more than 100 wall posters on topics such as gender discrimination, adolescents, HIV, women’s rights, laws, entrepreneurship and gender.

SLIDES/CD: Collection includes DEEDS production of documentaries on women beedi workers called ‘ Beediya Beedu’, film on ‘rights of the accused’ (for those arrested by police), activities of Self Help Groups, a dance drama called “Avva” depicting how society changes from being a female dominated one to a male dominated one. There also educational CDs and short films sourced from other organisations.


From Development Worker to Activist – Desmond D’Abreo

A source book for NGOs

What is a Girl, What is a Boy? – Kamala Bhasin

Translated into Kannada by DEEDS – A Source book on Gender

Evalajjiyu Adamajjanu – Mohan Chandra

A play on the dignity of woman

Kelasada Sthaladalli Laingika Kirukula

An information handbook on sexual harassment at the work place

Samvaada Saanthwana

Case Studies

‘Maadhyamagalalli Mahileyara Pratinidhikarana – Hameed Manjeshwar

A study on the representation of women in media

MaahitiHakku – Nooraru Prashnegalu – Thukaram Ekkaru

Handbook on the Right to Information Act


Case Studies – Suresh Balila

Kayada Karpanya – Kusuma Shanbaug

Case Studies on the Life of Sex Workers

Grassroots Legal Manual

Grassroots Gender Manual

Legal Training Manual

The Right to Mental Health Act

Domestic Violence