24 Feb 2019

February 26, 2019

24 Feb 2019

A gold medallist in LLB, Mr. Akram was selected for #MadhyaPradesh Public Service Commission in the year 1997 as Assistant District Prosecution Officer and served in […]
February 26, 2019

23 Feb 2019

We appreciate all the attendees of the #DignityMarch culmination for their tremendous support to our cause against #sexualviolence on women and children. #ShameToSupport #Survivors of #sexualviolence […]
February 26, 2019

22 Feb 2019

#DignityMarch culminates today and the stage is all set with dignitaries such as IPS officers, Bollywood celebrities, Lawyers and Civil society, supporting the cause and raising […]
February 26, 2019

21 Feb 2019

The #DignityMarch has come across many individuals who have played significant roles in uplifting these #survivors, both physically and emotionally. They have also stood #strong with […]
February 26, 2019

20 Feb 2019

The time has come, when #India will unite at the capital. Where everyone will witness the #strength & valor these #survivors display. Their strength lies in […]
February 26, 2019

19 Feb 2019

Here’s a glimpse of the #DignityMarch event in Chimnabai High School, #Vadodara, where Akansha Bechate from WCD mentioned how to prevent #sexualviolence, there needs to be […]
February 26, 2019

18 Feb 2019

The students and faculty members of Dronacharya College, #Kurukshetra were the attendees of today’s #DignityMarch event. The #survivors narrated their testimonies and the team presented the […]
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 […]

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.