6 February 2019

February 18, 2019

6 February 2019

#DignityMarch #event at Devgarh Baria in #Gujarat. Various #issues pertaining to the #rights of #women were discussed in the event, including the #traditional #practices of #bride […]
February 18, 2019

5 February 2019

#DignityMarch in #Mandsaur, #MadhyaPradesh. The program was attended by Mr. Tusharkant Vidhyarthi- S.P. Mandsaur, Mr.Yashpal Sisodiya- M.L.A., Mr. Mohan- C.S.P, Mrs. Chitra Mandloi- Cousellor, #Childline team, […]
February 18, 2019

4 February 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 […]
February 18, 2019

3 February 2019

#DignityMarch program this week at Chima Bai High School, in #Dewas, #MadhyaPradesh, organised by #Childline and supported by NRLM & District Child Protection Unit, to apprise […]
February 18, 2019

2 februray 2019

#DignityMarch event at Manas Bhawan in #Bhopal, this week. It was #organised by the Garima Yatra and was #attended by #survivor #leaders from all over #UttarPradesh, […]
February 18, 2019

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#DignityMarch was in #Sehore, #MadhyaPradesh this week and met Usha Saxena, Head of Cooperative Bank & wife of Shri. Ramesh Saxena. Together they stood tall and […]
February 18, 2019

31 January 2019

#DignityMarch members and #survivors in Ashta, #Sehore, participating in a #candlelight #march, organised by Pushpa Kalan Kendra and Yuva Vikas Mandal. Together they marched to fight […]
January 31, 2019

30 January 2019

Today delegation of #DignityMarch including #survivors met with #MadhyaPradesh #ChiefMinister Shri. Kamal Nath at CM house. He extended his #support to the Dignity March and publicly […]
January 31, 2019

29 January 2019

#DignityMarch reached Sheroes café in Lucknow that is run by acid attack survivors. The speakers at the event included acid attack survivors, a representative from Khwab […]

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.