United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

UNIFEM South Asia Office

Events in 2009

New Delhi, 18th – 19th December 2009: The Honourable Minister for Women and Child Development, Ms. Krishna Tirath inaugurated the South Asia Consultation on Beijing + 15 organized by South Asia Women’s Watch (SAWW) and the National Alliance of Women (NAWO), supported by UNIFEM South Asia Regional Office. 

Participants included women leaders and representatives from women’s groups from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 

In her inaugural address, the honourable Minister said that she was happy to be participating in this important conference. “Let us practice peace”, she said, sharing a vision of peace and ahimsa (non-violence) inspired by Mahatma Gandhi. The Minister informed that she has launched a nation-wide campaign on both peace and ahimsa reaching out to 28 lakh anganwadi workers.  

Dr. Pam Rajput, Convenor of SAWW and the organizer of the Consultation welcomed delegates from the region, inviting a delegate from each country to the dais. She spoke about SAWW, its emergence, its work and goals of working towards solidarity for advancing and promoting the rights and concerns of women of South Asia. She spoke about the upcoming opportunities in 2010 for the Beijing + 15 Review, including the   ECOSOC inter-ministerial meeting in June 2010. She spoke of the GA Resolution on the gender entity and how there is need for more work and to find out its linkages with civil society and the level of field presence it would have. 

“The question before us is how do we weave our wisdom and bring out a collective voice and do advocacy on it”, she said. The old adage – think globally and act locally is no longer relevant, she added. The time has come to act globally as well. Dr. Rajput shared the key concerns that had emerged at the Asia Pacific NGO Forum in Manila. They included: increasing feminization of poverty, climate change, conflict, food scarcity and the prevailing denial of women from the economic and political process, among others. 

Dr. Mohini Giri of the Guild of Service and former chairperson of the National Commission for Women gave the presidential address. She shared that she had been working with the women’s movement for the last 50 years and welcomed Afghanistan for joining the process – which is the first time for them. The points that needed to be focused upon were, whether grassroots women benefited from what was spoken about in conference halls and workshops, on for example, Beijing. They need to know she said. It was important that this information reach the rural women in the countries. The partnership of governments in the work being done by NGOs was critical. She said that it would make much more sense for the governments and the NGOs to go with one voice to the CSW. Resources and the need for freedom from political interference in implementing mechanisms were other critical factors that needed to be focused upon. 

Participants from each country were invited to give a message for the meeting.

 In her keynote address, Ms. Anne F. Stenhammer, RPD UNIFEM South Asia Regional Office spoke about the importance and value of partnership with the civil society. She shared information on the Climate Change Summit at Copenhagen and UNIFEM’s contributions at the Side Event. “Women’s rights are not a new issue” she said, informing that she had been an activist for 30 years. She spoke of the importance of resources for the new gender entity. Ms. Stenhammer stressed the importance of women in peace-keeping and peace negotiations. She touched upon recent positive developments, which included the UN Security Council Resolutions 1820, 1888 & 1889, the public endorsement of women’s rights at the highest levels, the importance of involving boys and men in the work on ending violence against women and promoting gender equality. “…as long as we are together, South Asia has everything. If we continue to try, there is no doubt that we can hasten the transformation of the dream for a gender equal world, into a reality. With the Beijing + 15 just round the corner, it is appropriate, that we strengthen our resolve and accelerate the progress”, she concluded. 

 

"The  Delhi Government launches SAFE DELHI for Women Initiative: Creating a model for women’s safety in cities" - In collaboration with UNIFEM, SARO, Jagori and UN Habitat

The symbolic signing of the Press Release on Say No To Violence

The candle lit vigil

Dr. Kiran Walia, Minister of State, Women and Child Development, Government of Delhi making a point

Programme Details

Press Release

 

 

 

24th September, 2009, New Delhi: Dr. Girija Vyas, Chairperson of National Commission for Women (NCW), Ms. Anne F Stenhammer, Regional Programme Director of UNIFEM South Asia Sub-regional Office and Dr. Syeda S. Hameed, Member, Planning Commission, jointly inaugurated the NRI Cell (Non- Resident Indian) at the Commission. The initiative was launched in response to increasing complaints being received by the Commission on cases of NRI husbands marrying Indian girls and then harassing and torturing them. The NRI Cell has been set up to handle such cases. Also present, were reputed NGOs, the media and other important stakeholders.

 
 
 

 

22nd – 23rd September, 2009, New Delhi: Fourth Regional Orientation Workshop on CEDAW & Gender Responsive Budgeting for the Western States by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India. 

 
 

On 22nd – 23rd September, 2009, the Ministry for Women and Child Development (MWCD), Government of India organized the fourth regional orientation workshop on “CEDAW: Reporting and Implementation and Gender Responsive Budgeting”, with technical support from UNIFEM. Officials from five states - Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, Goa and Nagaland participated in the workshop held at the National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) in New Delhi.

 
 

Shri Anil Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development in his opening remarks set the tone for the workshop stating that “while CEDAW provides the overarching framework of gender equality, Gender Budgeting can be a powerful tool that can assist the governments in not only assessing the progress made with regard to the CEDAW provisions but also be an entry point for gender mainstreaming and addressing gender requirements in the planning and developmental process……. Gender Budgeting is not an accounting exercise but an ongoing process that translates gender commitments into budgetary commitments. … Coming back to India’s periodic reports to the UN Committee on CEDAW, the Committee has also requested wide dissemination of their concluding comments such that the people of India, including government officials like us gathered here, politicians, parliamentarians and women’s and human rights organizations are made aware of the steps that have been taken by our country to ensure de jure and de facto equality of women, as well as steps that need to be taken to further these goals”. 

Recommendations from the CEDAW session 

  • Set up an inter-departmental committee headed by the Chief Secretary

  • Support the regional translation of CEDAW Concluding Observations – using state training institutes and /or information/ publicity departments

  • MWCD template should be shared with Chief Secretaries to compile the state report within a time line (initial information on customary practices/VAW could be sought)

  • Facilitate sharing of good practices by different states – MWCD could create space on their website

  • Conduct a two-day orientation workshop in State capitals

  • Organize training programmes at the divisional level

  • Involve faith based institutions/CSOs (e.g. Naga Mothers Association; Church; state women’s commissions)

  • Ensure acknowledgment of state governments that perform well on CEDAW implementation

  • Ensure regular monitoring of collation of sex disaggregated data

Recommendations from the GRB session, summarized by Ms. Manjula Krishnan, Economic Adviser, Ministry of Women and Child Development  

  • Department of Women and Child Development (DWCD) should become the nodal agency at the State Government level. Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) should write to the Chief Secretaries of all State Governments designating the DWCDs with the responsibility to be the nodal agency for Gender Budgeting at the State level

  • Department of Finance should issue guidelines for setting up of Gender Budgeting Cells, stating their composition and activities to be undertaken by them, to all Departments in their State Governments, so that gender budgeting can be institutionalized at the level of State Governments

  • All Departments of the State Governments should set up Gender Budget Cells

  • DWCD can perform advocacy role for analyzing budgets from a gender perspective, with 7-8 select departments, to begin with

  • Training programmes and workshops should be organized for all departments of State Governments; the process can begin with officers of 7-8 select departments. MWCD can support these programmes in terms of financial and technical assistance

  • Organize a special workshop for the Home Department, targeting police officers. This may be organized at the national level by MWCD, on gender, laws and gender budgeting

 

Regional Consultation on HIV/AIDS and Anti-Trafficking
3rd – 5th September, 2009

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31st August, 2009, New Delhi: The Institute for Human Development (IHD) in association with UNIFEM organized a one-day workshop on “NREGA and Women’s Empowerment” at the India International Centre in New Delhi.

 

The workshop shared the findings of the study, “Women’s Empowerment through Guaranteed Employment: A Study of NREGA Implementation in Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh”, conducted by Dr. Ashok Pankaj and Ms. Rukmini Tankha of IHD.  

The workshop discussed the findings of this study and shared the experiences with other participants. It discussed various aspects of the implementation of NREGA with regard to women workers, assessed its impact on women’s empowerment, and suggested suitable strategies which ensure inclusion and dignity for them.

Selected experts presented their own papers in the workshop.  Some of the important themes identified for deliberations included: workforce participation of women in the NREGS; work and worksite related issues; intra-household impact of women’s participation in the NREGS; women’s participation in procedural aspects of the NREGS; and experiences of asset management and scheme implementation by women.

 

NREGA Workshop

 

27 – 29 August, 2009, Manesar, Haryana:

SWAYAMSIDHA EXPERT GROUP CONSULTATION WomenPowerConnect – Ministry of Women and Child Development – UNIFEM The three-day Swayamsidha Expert Group Consultation was jointly organized by WomenPowerConnect (WPC), Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), Government of India and UNIFEM, South Asia sub-regional office on 27-29 August, 2009 at Manesar, Haryana.

 
 

The Inaugural Session was chaired by Dr. N. Hamsa (WPC) in which Dr. Govind Kelkar, Regional Programme Coordinator, Economic Security & Rights, UNIFEM and Ms. Rimjhim Prasad, Director, Ministry of Women and Child Development gave their inaugural addresses. Ms. Rimjhim Prasad then presented an overview of Swayamsidha and laid down the expectations from the three-day Consultation. Ms. Madhu Bala Nath (UNIFEM) and S.K.Ranjan (MWCD) were also present during this session.

 
 

The objective of the Consultation is to enable MWCD to prepare the detailed scheme and guidelines for Swayamsidha II after consultation with Experts form various fields.  

The purpose of the workshop is:

a)      To examine various models such as Swayamsidha, Swa-Shakti, State Government programmes for gender specific poverty reduction (such as SERP) and NGO initiatives, compare them and prepare a new sustainable model for Swayamsidha II.

b)    The model should integrate SHGs already formed under Swayamsidha and Swa-Shakti Phase I with next phase of Swayamsidha.

 
 

In view of the above, there were four presentations made by the following speakers: 

  1. Best Practices in information and nurturing of SHGs, formation & networking of clusters and Federations/ Grassroots Institution Building - modalities & strategies – by Sampath Kumar, CEO, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation

  2. Project Management-Structures &strategies for Programme implementation – by C.P Nagi Reddy, State Project Manager, Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty, Andhra Pradesh.

  3. Capacity building with focus on Economic empowerment of SHG members-Income generation programmes through enterprises development with Backward/Forward linkages - by B.B. Mohanty, CGM, NABARD

  4. Monitoring and Evaluation of the project - by Anjani Kumar/ Arvind Choudhary, Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society.

 
 

Subsequently the participants (comprising academics, civil society, government agencies and individual experts) were organized into four working groups facilitated by experts to work on their respective areas. The Working Groups presented their discussions and after incorporating suggestions from the entire group, produced a report on their discussions, including recommendations.

The consolidated recommendations can be accessed in the following link.

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26th – 28th August, 2009, Kathmandu, Nepal: UNIFEM South Asia Sub-regional Office and the Ministry of Women and Child Social Welfare (MWCSW), Government of Nepal, jointly co-hosted the ‘South Asia Inter Governmental Peer Learning Workshop on CEDAW Reporting and Implementation’.

The Honorable Deputy Prime Minister, Shri Bijaya Kumar Gacchedar, was present at the inaugural session of the workshop. He stated that, currently in Nepal, the greatest opportunity is being provided by the ongoing constitution making process. The incorporation of gender equality and women’s rights provisions into the new constitution is very high on the national agenda, he said.  

Shrimati Bindra Hada Bhattarai, Secretary, Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, complimented the initiative and said that the workshop would provide a true platform for learning and exchange of experiences on CEDAW implementation, monitoring as well as reporting.  

Ms. Anne F. Stenhammer, Regional Programme Director of UNIFEM, South Asia Sub-regional Office, shared that as a former Deputy Minister for International Development for Norway, she had been involved twice in Norway’s reporting on CEDAW. “What I learnt from that experience was that, for an effective implementation of the Convention, it is important to have CEDAW mainstreamed in national policies, plans and laws as far as possible”,  she said.  

Senior government officials from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Pakistan participated in the workshop. In addition to the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, it included delegates from the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Social Justice & Empowerment, Health and Family, Planning Commission, Economic Affairs Division, Labour, Education, National Commission for Women, National Human Rights Commission. Prominent CEDAW Committee members, present and previous, Ms. Ferdous Ara Begum, Ms. Mary Shanthi Dairiam and Prof. Savitri Goonesekere and the UNIFEM Human Rights Advisor, along with Partners for Law and Development, shared their technical expertise. 

This workshop was part of an ongoing process of regional inter-governmental peer learning and sharing, which has evolved over a period of time, initiated in 1999 and is a partnership between governments of the South Asia region and UNIFEM. The mechanism helps identify key concerns and requirements of South Asian governments for technical support towards fulfillment of state obligation to secure gender equality and women’s empowerment in the region.

Specifically, this workshop sought to create a learning opportunity for Governments on:

  • How best to use the women’s convention and its reporting mechanisms

  • Strategies to implement interventions as indicated in the Concluding Comments of the CEDAW Committee

  • The Optional Protocol including the system of alternative NGO-reports

  • Share expereicnes and best practices towards securing gender equality and women’s empowerment.

   

Recommendations

More photographs from the meeting

 

9th July 2009, MoU signed between Ms. Cristina Albertin, Representative UNODC and Ms. Anne F. Stenhammer, Regional Programme Director, UNIFEM South Asia Sub-regional Office, On 9th July, 2009, Ms. Cristina Albertin, Representative UNODC and Ms. Anne F. Stenhammer, Regional Programme Director, UNIFEM South Asia Sub-regional Office signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to better respond to the issue of human trafficking. The MoU strengthens the existing cooperation between the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime with regard to the South Asian countries of Bangladesh Bhutan, India Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

The MoU has been signed for a period of three years, extendable to five, beginning on July 9 2009.  

The scope of partnership is as follows:

  •  To undertake joint programming as and when possible in the SAARC countries so that programmes that improve the lives and livelihoods of populations most at risk of being trafficked and /or contracting HIV/AIDS become more focused and sustainable.

  • To engage in research and analytical work to increase knowledge and understanding of the vulnerabilities relating to human trafficking and HIV/AIDS and expand the evidence base for policy and operational decisions in South Asia.

  • To advocate with national governments in the region to reaffirm the commitments made by the member states to the Millennium Development Goals especially MDG 3 and MDG 6 as well as for improved international treaty adherence in the above mentioned areas

 

 

19th April, 2009, Kathmandu, Nepal: The Domestic Violence (Crime and Punishment) Act 2009 was passed by the legislative house of the Constituent Assembly on 19 April 2009. This was a historic achievement of the Government of Nepal and testimony to its commitment to promote and protect the rights of women and girls in particular, and society in general, in keeping with the letter and spirit of CEDAW, BPFA and other human rights instruments ratified by Nepal.  

Many other agencies and organizations contributed to the realization of the Act, including other UN agencies, the donor community, NGOs, Networks, Civil Society Organizations, Media and individuals. Extensive contributions were made by the Drafting Committee, which comprised of:  

  1. Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare

  2. Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs

  3. SAATHI

  4. Forum for Women, Law and Development ( FWLD )

  5. Women for Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC)

  6. OHCHR

  7. UNIFEM Programme Office in Nepal

Having been closely associated with the drafting and finalization of the Act, UNIFEM is committed to supporting its operationalization.

 

First South Asia Anti-Trafficking Think Tank Meeting: Partnerships for Effective Cooperation in Combating Trafficking, New Delhi, India, at the India Islamic Cultural Centre 6-7 April, 2009

The First South Asia Anti-Trafficking Think Tank Meeting was organized by UNIFEM in partnership with UNODC on 6-7 April, 2009. The purpose of the meeting was to provide a forum for the countries of South Asia to look at the global, regional and national processes and interventions in the area of Anti-Trafficking, share experiences and ideas, identify gaps, and strategize for the future. The Think Tank is composed of government representatives from South Asia, NGOs, and UN agencies, inter-governmental organizations.

The meeting had two key objectives:

  • To discuss the usefulness and the terms of reference of the South Asian Think Tank.

  • To review the Framework for Action for an effective implementation of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children from the South Asian perspective.

The Think Tank meeting was a participatory process of consultation and brainstorming. It started with Ms. Anne from UNIFEM outlining the purpose and the process of the meeting. Each participating country shared their expectations from the meeting and gave a brief background of the counter trafficking initiatives in their respective countries.

This was followed by the outlining the overview of the UN Trafficking in Persons Protocol and the key features of the Framework developed for implementing the same. The framework was further deconstructed with the help of practitioners from the counter trafficking sector. These practitioners focused on the areas of Prosecution, Protection, Prevention, National Cooperation and International Cooperation as outlined in the framework.

There were further discussions in group on the framework, its objectives and implementation and indicators and the relevance of the same for South Asia. The think tank then worked in smaller groups to consider the suggestions regarding the framework for it to be a tool in South Asia and also brainstormed the structure, terms of reference and the role of the proposed Think Tank. As the discussion evolved the group was able to recommend priority areas for action for South Asia. A draft Terms of Reference were finalized by the Think Tank and the same were circulated to participants.

Outcomes: 

The Think Tank will nominate a core working group comprised of: 1) three representatives from each country of the SAARC region, 2) one member from the South Asia Coordinating Group on Action against Violence against Women and Children (SACG), and 3) one member from the Regional Task Force to Implement SAARC Conventions Relating to Trafficking in Women and Children and Promotion of Child Welfare. This core working group will be responsible for moving forward the following agenda:

  1. Agreement on key areas for research that strengthen the SAARC Gender Information Base and provide information and knowledge to government and civil society partners to strengthen their programming.

  2. Identifying areas for building the capacities of critical change makers in the region to use the research data effectively for advocacy with decision makers at the regional and national levels.

  3.  Recommending partners to strengthen coalitions that call for action necessary to change policies and legislation at the regional and national levels so that the work on Anti-Trafficking is enabled.

  4. Identifying issues that require strong lobbying jointly and separately in order to remove barriers that are constraining the work on Anti-Trafficking in the region.

  5. The information generated by this Think Tank will be fed regularly to the Regional Task Force to Implement SAARC Conventions Relating to Trafficking in Women and Children and Promotion of Child Welfare and the South Asia Coordinating Group on Action against Violence against Women and Children (SACG).

The work of the South Asia Anti-Trafficking Think Tank will be based in the UNIFEM South Asia Sub-regional Office, New Delhi, India. UNIFEM will provide all support and resources (human and financial) in partnership with other UN agencies especially UNODC and ILO.

 

18th March 2009, New Delhi: On March 18th, 2009, over twenty-five representatives and leaders from the women’s movement, stakeholders from civil society, the Royal Norwegian Embassy, and representatives from UN agencies, convened at the UNIFEM South Asia Regional Office in New Delhi to strategize on ‘Enhancing Women’s Political Participation’.

 It sought to use the opportunity provided by the upcoming elections to identify issues of concern and facilitate a collective voice in terms of the participation and representation of women in politics and governance. The meeting concluded with the identification of short, medium and long term priorities and goals that need to be met in order enable and increase women’s participation.

 

International Women’s Day 2009

In India

UNIFEM South Asia Regional Office and the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, with support from the Royal Norwegian Embassy, joined hands to celebrate International Women’s Day. Together, they organized a Programme on March 8th, 2009 at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi. In India, the focus was on Domestic Violence and the Empowerment of Women, which linked up to the National Media Campaign of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, on the Girl Child, Malnutrition and Domestic Violence, launched in August 2008 by the Honourable Minister, Ms. Renuka Choudhury – and in which, UNIFEM is a close partner.

 

More than 600 people attended the function. Participants included, representatives from the government, civil society partners, representatives from bilateral and UN agencies and women from different walks of life. The programme provided a platform to diverse partners, to showcase an array of achievements. Many of the UNIFEM partners, brought on board to the Ministry’s Campaign on Domestic Violence, were present with the knowledge products developed in partnership. These were shared; partners were provided a space to speak and to showcase their work; excluded women, who are part of a dance and drummer troupe, the Sakthi Folk Cultural Centre from Dindigul, (south of India) had the opportunity to share their messages of empowerment through tribal dance and music; and young artistes shared their dreams, thoughts and hopes through song and guitar.  

 

The Lawyers Collective Manual for Protection Officers for the Protection of Women Domestic Violence Act 2005 (PWDVA), “Ending Domestic Violence through Non-Violence”, was introduced and shared. This had been released by the Honorable Minister of State (IC) Ms. Renuka Choudhury on 28th February 2009 at the State Ministers Meeting held in New Delhi. The Manual has been prepared in association with the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India and the National Commission for Women, supported by the UNIFEM managed UN Trust Fund.

 

Posters on rape and dowry by Multiple Action Research Group (MARG), developed as a follow-up to the UNIFEM led UN inter-agency campaign to eliminate violence against women of 1998, were shared. The pamphlets and TV Spots of the Breakthrough Trust - ‘Ring the Bell to Halt Domestic Violence (Bell Bajao) Campaign (UN Trust Fund grantee), were shared with the Breakthrough Trust, speaking on the Campaign and its partnership with UNIFEM. A survivor of violence, shared her story, facilitated by UNIFEM partner, Shakti Shalini, a civil society organization, which initiates effective action against dowry-related crimes.  Pia Sukanya, a 25 year old singer, songwriter and actor, who last performed on International Women’s Day at the age of 15, when she sang at the UN General Assembly in New York at an international conference on Eliminating Violence against Women, inspired with her singing. She was accompanied by Sanjoy Das, a new age guitar player who has performed with world renowned artists. The publication, ‘Gendering Human Development Indices: Recasting the Gender Development Index (GDI) and Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM) for India – A Summary Report’ a collaboration of the Ministry of Women and Child Development and UNDP was released, as was the publication, “Shakti” by Mr. M.K. Dhar.

 

In Pakistan

gender activists called for a coordinated response to end violence against women in Pakistan, in the collaborative event, organized by the Elimination of violence against women (EVAW) Alliance, on 12th March 2009 in Islamabad. Supported by UNIFEM in Pakistan, this was organized to mark International Women’s Day. The aim of the consultation was to identify priorities for the National Plan of Action on Violence against Women, which is being conceptualized by Gender Reform Action Plan (GRAP), Ministry of Women Development, with support from UNIFEM.

The event brought together representatives from NGOs, government, women parliamentary caucus, UN agencies and donors. Presenters included Ms. Rehana Hashmi, National Project Director, GRAP; Dr. Attiya Inayatullah, Member of National Assembly and member of Standing Committee on Women’s Development; Ms. Anbreen Ajaib, NGO representative and Ms. Alice H. Shackelford, Country Porgramme Director, UNIFEM Pakistan.  

The consultation noted that violence against women has increased due to lack of specific legislation on violence against women and weak implementation of existing policies. Key recommendations include: prioritize behavior change campaigns targeting men, enhance women’s knowledge about their legal rights and increase their access to support services, make the findings of first social audit on violence against women public, pay attention to increasing religious fundamentalism in the country and IDP’s issues, strengthen mechanisms for collecting disaggregated data on all forms of violence against women, support National Commission on Status of Women (NCSW) to conduct research on violence against women, strengthen coordination between EVAW Alliance and Standing Committee on Women’s Development etc. 

The UNIFEM-supported documentary ‘Against all Odds’ was also launched with the aim to highlight hidden forms of violence prevalent in Pakistan including dowry-related violence and acid attacks.

 

7th March, 2009 

On the eve of International Women’s Day, the Bell Bajao Campaign (Ring the Bell – Halt Domestic Violence) by the Breakthrough Trust was taken to the streets of Lucknow. The Bell Bajao Campaign is supported by the UN Trust Fund (UNTF) in support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women (VAW), which is managed by UNIFEM.  

The Campaign sought to generate awareness on the issues of violence against women and the Protection of Women against Domestic Violence Act 2005. Breakthrough’s community leaders, known as Youth Rights Advocates organized public events in four places in the city: West End Mall, Kapoorthala, Puraniya and Saharagunj Mall lasting the entire day.

Video van, workshop and community outreach activities of the Bell Bajao Campaign (Ring the Bell – Halt Domestic Violence) by the Breakthrough Trust, supported by the UN Trust Fund.

Body Mapping Excersie- CARDTS Karnataka
Games Stall at Lucknow University by Rights Advocates
PWDVA Training in Manglore
Talking about Violence with Jindal Steel Employyes- Tarapore

 

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