Consultation on Media’s coverage of sexual violence and rape against women and Children in India

January 4, 2019

Consultation on Media’s coverage of sexual violence and rape against women and Children in India

Date: 5th January, 2019 l Time: 3.30 PM l Place: Hyderabad Press Club, Somajiguda, Hyderabad The Dignity March aimed at ending victim shaming and discrimination against […]
December 28, 2018

7 day of march

Program at Shanthiniketan College of Sciences and Management Studies, Ramanagara
December 28, 2018

6th day in dharwad

5th day of march The #DignityMarch reaches City 6, Dharwad and City 7, Davangere. Mrs. Vinotha Oriya. IAS. Deputy Commissioner of Chitradurga and Deputy Director. Women and […]
December 28, 2018

5th day in belgaum

City 5 reverberates! Rich, meaningful conversations with members of the transgender community as also with women forced into the devadasi practice, prevalent in parts of Karnataka. […]
December 28, 2018

4th day in kolhapur at nehru collage

The survivors and supporters take the Dignity Mrach to Kolhapur today. The heart of Maharashtra is resonating with chants of end sexual violence against women and children.
December 28, 2018

3rd day in satara

CWC, child line represntative and children of the children rehabilitation center were part of it in large numbers.
December 28, 2018

2nd day of march

And the #DignityMarch has reached Pune with a strong call to end sexual violence against women and children. The message is clear – it’s time to stop survivor shaming […]

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.