Awareness on violence against women at Thanjavur

 A part of 16 days campaign activity van campaign programme was conducted by WEDSS organization with support of ADECOM Network. This programme was arranged by head of WEDSS Ms. Rajakumari on November 27th 2016.

Campaign objective

  • To create awareness about PWDVA Act 2005.
  • To create awareness about gender equality in home level.
  • To create awareness of girl child education.
  • To create awareness about Stop violence against women.

Campaign conducted village:

  • Palligraharam,
  • Managrambai,
  • MGR nagar
  • Amman pet,
  • Arasur

Campaign content:

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  • Team members of WEDSS & Volunteer’s arranged programme to stop violence against women.
  • This programme was started from palligraharam village. This campaign was as conducted as van campaign with cultural team.
  • In this campaign 80 members participated and observed about DV act information through the programme.
  • Women related awareness songs were sung by cultural team during the campaign.
  • Participated people awarded and also discussed their views on domestic violence and gender equality.
  • WEDSS invite the counselor Mr. Basker to give awareness speech for this campaign.
  • Perumal and Ms. Sivapriya went to participate and observed the campaign activities.
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Women empowerment on Education at karnataka State

Chiguru Trust working for women empowerment in Karnataka state. Meetings, workshops and public programme conducted at village level and state level for empowerment of women.

In this regard, ADECOM Network had given the opportunity to Chiguru to conduct campaign on Violence against Women (VAW). Chiguru conducted the Empowerment of Girl Child Education conference on 27th of November in KGF (Kolar Gold Field) at Karnataka.

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The meeting was welcomed by Managing Trustee of Chiguru Trust Ms. Prabavathi with her team. This conference session was opened by the social activist Mr. Charles Finney. Then this session was continued by given presidential speech by the Managing Trustee of ADECOM Network     Ms. P. Lalidamballe. The gender equality ideas shared by the Project Manager of ADECOM Network Ms. V. Nandhini and this conference was successfully ended by given valedictory speech by the team member of Chiguru Trust Ms. Vennila. This conference organized by the ADECOM Network and team members of Chiguru trust with 42 women and girls. Press people covered this conference and assured to release an article in Karnataka. Participants actively participated. Express their views on violence against women and gender equality.

  • Women have all empowerment, braveness and boldness in the society to handle any situation. Our patriarchy system and traditional values only restrict to practice it.
  • Women should come forward to show their talents and their potential in front of society. Then only we can achieve the women empowerment.
  • From long years ago, there is no way to express the women issue into society. Now a day’s media help to women to explore their problems and issues. So women should enhance their knowledge on society.
  • Parents should give more importance to their girl child education. It only the powerful tool to reduce the violence against women.
  • In Karnataka state have high number of child abuse and very low sex ratio than other states. People should cooperate to change this dangerous situation. Through creating awareness on education and girl child birth we can change this society.
  • The root cause of violence against women is start from gender disparity activity at home and community level. So parents should treat their children without any gender discrimination.

Conference on To stop violence against women & sexual harassment at Cuddalore district

A part of 16 days campaign activity programme was conducted by Social Voice of Education Development (SVED) with support of ADECOM Network. This conference was conducted on December 4th 2016 at Nantheeswara mangalam village.

Campaign objective:

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  • To create awareness on PWDVA 2005.
  • To create awareness about Sexual harassment
  • To create awareness about Gender equalizing practice.

Campaign content:

  • Team members of SVED arranged this conference to stop violence against women & sexual harassment. In this programme 80 members were participated.
  • During the session, felicitation was given by Managing trustee of ADECOM Network Ms. P. Lalidamballe.
  • Women should come forward to open their problems in society. Mostly women hide their problems due to our cultural system.
  • They think about family prestige for other tradition reasons so she hesitates to opening her problems.

Annal Ambedkar Birthday Celebration of Annal Ambedkar Pengal Pagutharivu Iyakkam

Annal Ambedkar Pengal Pagutharivu Iyakkam celebrated the Annal Ambedkar Birthday on 14th of April,  2016. For that it conducted the rally with women leaders, youngsters and social activists. During the rally activity it distributed its election manifesto to public. Not only the public it also distribute that manifesto to Pondicherry Chief Minister Mr. N. Rangasamy, Local Administrative Minister Mr. N. G. Panneerselvam and some other important social activists movements.

 

Workshop with women leaders on violence against women and children

Workshop was conducted on 16.12.2015 at Thiruvannamalai in Parai trust. Even though we are in 21st century, the security level of women and children is very low. In village side, girl children and women are not come away from house after dark till now. Women and children have more security problem to come in front of society. Because of this problem they suffer to get proper education. Not only the education, but also include to access healthy food, taking medicine in hospital, etc., because of far, they didn’t go to anywhere. Lot of villages till don’t have the medical facilities, sanitation facilities, etc., this lacking of basic facilities lead to affect more problems to women and children.

  • 92 per cent of women reported having experienced some form of sexual violence in public spaces in their lifetime, and 88 per cent of women reported having experienced some form of verbal sexual harassment (including unwelcome comments of a sexual nature, whistling, leering or making obscene gestures) in their lifetime. Worldwide, more than 700 million women alive today were married as children (below 18 years of age). Of those women, more than 1 in 3—or some 250 million—were married before 15. Child brides are often unable to effectively negotiate safe sex, leaving them vulnerable to early pregnancy as well as sexually transmitted infections, including HIV
  • Adult women account for almost half of all human trafficking victims detected globally. Women and girls together account for about 70 per cent, with girls representing two out of every three child trafficking victims
  • 246 million girls and boys experience school-related violence every year and one in four girls say that they never feel comfortable using school latrines.

Conference on Violence against women with women leaders

The conference on Violence against women with women leaders programme was conducted at 10.12.2015 in Arisdo at Madurai.

Now a day, women leaders counting was increase gradually, even though it is not enough to get women empowerment. Women leader should come forward to taking leadership ability in family and community. Normally have fear to take leadership ability in the matter of finance, because the earning member is men. But we should motivate women leaders to earning money to avoid unwanted fear on finance. Women should grow with leadership capability in family, this only lead to good family structure and create good future to their children. If the women take decision in family, the children also became very bold and brave to take decision in future.

The good strategy for women to take financial decision in family is to start microenterprises.  The very important strategy of microenterprises is marketing strategy, if they have clear idea on that, they should became a good business women. For that they should discuss them self about the team work, for instance, who is going to be collected raw materials, who is going to be in production, who are all the selling that product in market or in rural areas, like that they should discuss and work very hard in the field. The team members also change their roles periodically; these strategies will lead to earning money to livelihood. So women automatically come forward to take decision in family and community.

Awareness on Health and Sanitation to rural women

The awareness on health and sanitation programme was conducted at Nethappakam village at Kanchipuram on 13.12.2015 and 52 women were participated.

At this flood season, women should keep their health and their child health. Surrounding should be clean to avoid much decease. Water should be drink with boil, waste thinks should be dispose properly. Because the main reason to come this big flood is more usage of plastic. In this century women, adolescent girls and boys didn’t bather about the environment protection. They used many chemicals; plastic, electronic wastages etc., so this kind of activities is lead to access this flood. So women and men should think to protect the environment, the root of environment protection is start from keep clean the environment and their health said by Ms. R. Jayalakshmi.

Child education is very important to gain more healthy society. Parent should give education to child, particularly to girl child. Normally in village side, from child hood days they start to go wage work due to their economic condition. Then this leads to access more violence in society. So parents should give good education to children. Said by the Mr. T. Raj, President of Children Watch.

This meeting was ended at 05’o clock successfully. People are actively participated and discussed with team. At end of the meeting, women were gave their feed backs on programme. Ms. Maithili gave vote of thanks of this meeting.

Workshop on violence against women and child in Rural

Workshop on violence against women and child in rural programme was conducted by the J.D foundation and Marpu society in Andhra Pradesh. The programme was conduct on 15.12.2015 and 52 participants were participated.

The awareness speech was given by the social activists, volunteers, team of J.D. foundation to women and children. Mr. Y. Yerrappa, in his opening remarks, told the purpose and theme of the workshop and introduced the resource persons to t he audience.

The violence against women is they are educated or uneducated, rich or poor and from towns or rural areas, are generally subjected to violence of different types, by even close family members like husband in-laws etc., the violence against women, is a matter of concern, from ages and there is no exception. Said by the Mr. M. Satyananda Murthy, advocate.New Picture (17)

Then discussed about a few relevant Acts/Laws passed on violence against women, there are,

  1. Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005.
  2. The Dowry Prohibition Act – 1961.
  3. The sexual harassment of women at work place Act 2013.
  4. The immoral Traffic Act 1956.
  5. The indecent Representation of Women Act 1986.
  6. The prohibition of Child marriage Act 2006.
  7. National Commission for Women Act 1990.

The rate of crimes against women is on a steady increase from year to year, the crimes rates increased by about 12.5% over the period from 2006 and by 31.8% over the year 2003.

  • There has been an increase of 17.2% in kidnapping and abduction crimes.
    There has been an increase of 6.2 % of dowry deaths.
  • Torture (domestic violence) cases in the country have increased by about 20.3 % over the past.
  • Sexual harassment cases have increased by about 9.9 % and the state of Andhra Pradesh tops the list.

Poster campaign in state of Kerala

Besides the wall poster we have printed 2000 sticker in specially made sticker paper with gum. It was one use full material for this campaign. The sticker of campaign was placed the front glass of most the NGO in Kerala. Shops and restaurant has also under take this event for supporting this campaign. The stickers are the pilots for this campaign.

The above is the model sticker printed for the 16 Days Action Campaign.   As the advance work the preliminary notice and Stickers were sending to 200 NGO,  V.Os and  Action Groups. It was pilot work for the campaign.

In a small meeting on 25th November 2015 Mrs.Mycle Jose (Secretary,DAWN Mavady) has released  the Poster for    the  Campaign.  On the same meeting  Mr.Jose.M.J. Was released the sticker for the campaign

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Distribution of Printed Poster Multi Color Poster.

  1. The distribution of Printed Multi Color Poster in Trivandrum District lead by Grama Niketan CharitableTrust,Thallachira, , Negumangadu , Trivandrum .
  2. The distribution of Printed Multi Color Poster in Kollam District lead by DAWN, Mavvady, Kottarakkara, Kollam, directly.
  3. The distribution of Printed Multi Color Poster in Pathanamthitta District lead by Voice Kerala, Ullannoor.P.O., Kulanada, Pathanamthitta
  4. The distribution of Printed Multi Color Poster in Alapuzha District is lead by Voice Kerala, Ullannoor.P.O., Kulanada, Pathanamthitta
  5. The distribution of Printed Multi Color Poster in Iddukki District lead by Dalit Women Society, Kurichy.P.O., Kottayam.
  6. The distribution of Printed Multi Color Poster in Kottayam District lead by Dalit Women Society, Kurichy.P.O., Kottayam.
  7. The distribution of Printed Multi Color Poster in Ernakulam District lead by INSCO,Edappally.P.O.,Ernakulam.
  8. The distribution of Printed Multi Color Poster in Trissur District lead by P.O.,t Thrissur.
  9. The distribution of Printed Multi Color Poster in Malappuram District lead by Aranattukara.P.O., Thrissur.
  10. The distribution of Printed Multi Color Poster in Palakkadu District lead by Karunya Samithy, Emeralad,Kanjikode.P.O., Pallackadu.
  11. The distribution of Printed Multi Color Poster in Kozhikode District leads by Anewshi Women’s Resource Centre, Kozhikode.
  12. The distribution of Printed Multi Color Poster in Kannur District lead by Viswakaramma Navodhanna Samithy,Kannur.
  13. The distribution of Printed Multi Color Poster in Malappuram District lead by JAVLA,Kalpetta, Wayandu.
  14. The distribution of Printed Multi Color Poster in Kasargod District lead by Korga Abhivridhi Sangom,Moopil, Kalichandukom.P.O., Kasargod.

The institutions , organizations out  of  Kerala has sent directly by DAWN Office.The detailed address list  of the organizations that the Poster send by Courier Service, Postal Service and direct contact is attached as Annexure to this report.  District wise list is attached.

“NGO introduce 24 hours free legal Clinic to decrease violence against women and children”

The van campaign was started from Thavalakuppam and it covered 11 villages and ended in Villianur with 12 volunteers.

Now a days, women and children affected more by violence, that affected women and children not open their issue in front of society. They have more fear to tell that issues in police station, that kind of person should tell their problems and issues to this kind of NGO’s. If women and children want to file any case against perpetrators, that time only they will use police station other vice they will approach this NGOs to find out solutions. Women can tell and approach to NGO any time by using this 24 hours free legal clinic. Through this kind of service we can reduce the women and child abuses in society, saidSenior Superintendent of Police Mr. V.J. Chandran.New Picture (15)

ADECOM Network establishes its services in villages through its 24 hours free legal clinic. People should utilize these services to reduce domestic violence and child abuse. ADECOM Network also introduces the cell number to contact 24 hrs legal services. People should aware about their problems and should hear such kind of awareness programmes lead by NGO’s. They gave many instructions, ideas, and solutions about women and children violence. So people should aware and utilize this kind of free services from NGO’s, said Field Publicity Assistant Director Mr. T. Sivakumar.

Women should need to know about their violence and legal solutions. Legal awareness and legal knowledge is very important to each village women. They affected by domestic violence anytime and anywhere particularly in night time, so should aware about this kind of legal services. Men should treat women as a human being, in this contemporary world many men are dominate women in all circumstances so they should change their attitude. If a women affected by domestic violence, she should approach the protection officer, police office, service provider and judicial magistrate. If they don’t know any above stake holders they should approach women NGO’s like ADECOM Network. We will take their problem and should support to survivor, said by managing trustee of ADECOM Network.