4 February 2019

3 February 2019
February 18, 2019
5 February 2019
February 18, 2019
#DignityMarch program in #Ujjain, #MadhyaPradesh, organised by Lawyers Initiative Forum and Buniyad. The #guests at the program were: Representatives from the W.C.D., #UjjainPolice (including women police officers), Legal Aid Services and #Childline Department of Ujjain. Ekal Mahila Sangathan and Kripa Welfare Society were also part of this event. Here’s a #glimpse of our presence in #Sehore and #Ashta. A #program on #awareness of sexual #crimes was held in Model Nursery School in Sehore, which was presided by CWC President- Suresh Panchal, with Mahila and Bal Vikas Karyakram Adhikari as the chief guests. This was organised by Yuva Vikas Mandal, Manila Bal Vikas and Bal Kalyan Samiti.The insightful event was then followed by a #candlelight #march, which encompassed the agonies and #protests against #sexualviolence. The organisations that made it possible were the Yuva Vikas Mandal and Pushpa Kalan Kendra.With their #efforts to combat the undying #battle against this heinous crime, it is time we remember, grieve, hear and fight against it together. Support them by giving a missed call on 7822001155. #ShameToSupport

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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.