28 January 2019

January 31, 2019

28 January 2019

According to the National Crime Records Bureau data each year, about more than half of the total rape cases being heard remain pending. Some of the […]
January 31, 2019

27 January 2019

#DignityMarch program was at Nemichand Shastri Girls School Arrah, #Bihar, this week and was organised by Geeta Mahila Uthan Samiti. The staff and #students were educated […]
January 31, 2019

26 January 2019

#DignityMarch enters #UttarPradesh with a warm #welcome by Human Liberty Network, to apprise people on the #issues of sexual #violence against #women and #children. Lakhs of […]
January 31, 2019

25 January 2019

#Consent seems to be a #myth for many. When she says a #no, there is no room for misinterpretation! Alas, the #rapist is in no state […]
January 31, 2019

24 January 2019

#DidYouKnow The backlog of rape cases pending trial stood at more than 133,000 at the end of 2016? India launched fast-track courts and a tougher rape […]
January 31, 2019

23 January 2019

While in #Jharkhand Dr. Louis Marandi, Cabinet Minister in Govt. of Jharkhand expressed solidarity with the survivors and assured to take action to end sexual violence […]
January 31, 2019

22 January 2019

#DignityMarch has reached #Jharkhand Today in conjunction with Mahila Mukti Sanstha the march is spreading awareness about sexual violence in Gorbanda village in Hazaribagh district. Have […]
January 31, 2019

21 January 2019

We have reached West Bengal travelling over 5000 km demanding an end to sexual violence against women and children and calling for stricter laws and speedy […]
January 21, 2019

20 January 2019

Many mothers fear that their family will be shamed for having a ‘raped daughter’. She fears her daughter will not get a suitable groom if word […]

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.