17 February 2019

February 18, 2019

17 February 2019

Today’s #DignityMarch program was at the #ChandigarhUniversity in #Punjab. The event began with the Dignity March theme song followed by the #testimonials of the #survivors. Mr. […]
February 18, 2019

16 February 2019

Today’s #DignityMarch event in #Ludhiana was attended by the faculty of the College, Mrs. Ashu Bedi, Seema Sonu, Anupama Gupta, Ritu Wood and Ravinder Kumar. During […]
February 18, 2019

15 February 2019

At today’s #DignityMarch program in Makhan Mandi Village, Punjab the members spoke about how we should stand up and speak up against the #sexualviolence faced by […]
February 18, 2019

14 February 2019

Manju Mal, a survivor from #Ujjain and Munsi ji from Bharatpur, #Rajasthan shared their testimonials of #sexualviolence at the #DignityMarch program at Vishwakarma Bhawan, Mansa in […]
February 18, 2019

13 February 2019

Today’s #DignityMarch event held at Government College Jassia in #Haryana was attended by members of CWC, District Child Protection Unit, Childline India, team of the college […]
February 18, 2019

12 February 2019

It was for the first time that a program and #rally based on motivating women to stand up against #sexualviolence was conducted in Bhanwari Devi’s village, […]
February 18, 2019

11 February 2019

#DignityMarch program at Sanskriti College in #Jaipur, organised by the Lawyers Initiative Forum. The #program was attended by a #delegation of 300 #lawyers, to specifically discuss […]
February 18, 2019

10 February 2019

Today’s #DignityMarch program in Bandar Sindri, #Rajasthan, which is a hub of #trafficking, was organised by the members of the Rajnath Community, where they have a […]
February 18, 2019

9 February 2019

The chief participants in today’s #DignityMarch program in Chittorgarh, #Rajasthan were Sunil Ojha from Legal Services, Jaswant Singh Rathore, the President of Lawyers Initiative Forum, Neetu […]

Expected Outcomes:

  • 1. Create an environment to end victim shaming in 24 states and 200 districts.
  • 2. More than 50,000 survivors of rape and sexual abuse feel motivated and confident to continue their fight to claim justice, relief and rehabilitation.
  • 3. Create a network of support and solidarity between victims, families, stakeholders.
  • 4. Public initiatives for justice and rehabilitation for survivors.
  • 5. Reform for a comprehensive socio-medico-legal relief and rehabilitation of Survivors’ in the policies.

Key strategies:

  • 1. Building a National Network of Survivors, family members and other stakeholders across 200 districts and 24 states/UTs and 200 districts across the country.
  • 2. Triggering Dialogue with the Socio-Medico-Legal support system, to enhance their capacity to deal with issues of rape and sexual violence.
  • 3. Policy Engagement at local, state and national level for effective implementation of protocols, improved budget allocation and developing and monitoring the system towards a comprehensive approach to address sexual violence against women and children.
  • 4. Public Engagement by getting the attention of media to do comprehensive reportage of issues related to rape and sexual violence.

Activities:

  • 1. Meetings with the survivors, their families and the larger community: To trigger conversations around rape, sexual violence, child sexual abuse, commercial sexual exploitation of children and trafficking meetings will be conducted with the survivors, their families and the larger community in 200 districts across the country.
  • 2. State-level stakeholders meetings: 24 state-level meetings will be held with different stakeholders to sensitize them on issue of rape and sexual violence. These will culminate in a set of recommendations for better implementation and monitoring of law and policies.
  • 3. Awareness and sensitization programmes: To be held in different locations with students, lawyers and medical professionals highlighting the challenges and gaps they face daily and dealing with issue of rape and sexual violence.
  • 4. Survivors’ Convention at the State-level: Convention of survivors will be organised to discuss patterns in cases related to violence against women and children and to provide immediate legal assistance and guidance.
  • 5. Resource material: Distribution of resource material targeted at different stakeholders to help deal with issue of violence against women and children. The aim is to spread awareness and equip different stakeholders with updated protocols, guidelines, government policies, law and schemes, toll free helpline numbers and short videos and posters talking about their roles and responsibility in dealing with case of rape and sexual violence.