Awareness on violence against women and Children with observation of HIV/AIDS day at Kerala

This year DWAN made arrangement in advance to the program.  On 8th October 2016, Saturday a State level planning meeting was organized at DAWN Mavady in Andrew Cottage in Mavady. There twelve people from 10 organizations participated on the meeting. DAWN President Mr.Jose.M.J. has chaired the meeting. Mrs.Asha Thankappan has greeted welcome to the meeting.photos

  1. This year Kerala State Team will concentrated on the issue of HIV/AIDS in Kerala State.
  2. The meeting decided to conducted the meeting on 1st December 2016.
  3. Planning meeting decided to conduct the program Kodumon in Pathanamthitta District.
  4. Meeting decided to invite Pathanamthitta District Collector, Sri.Chittyam Gopakumar. M.L..A.,Smt.Kunjannama Kunju (Kodumon Grama Panchayath  President),  P.K.Radha. etc to the programme as resource persons.
  5. More over Ranni M.L.A.Raju Abraham also to be invite.
  6. It is decided to honor the senior fellows and social workers who were the pioneers in this field.
  7. Two programme fixed. One HIV/AIDS Day observation and Human rights Day observance.
  8. The committee decided to approve Twenty Seven Thousand Rupees as budget for the programme.
  9. Mycle.S.( Secretary, DAWN) and Miss. Asha Thankappan (Voice Kerala) as elected as the co-ordinators of this meeting.

Program Notice of the Program

Two side double folder 1000 notice has printed and circulated among the N.G.O.’s and women’s movement.   Notice posted through the Postal Service and courier service etc. More than that , notice were published though the modern medias like the face book and Watsapp.

Program started with registration. Total 20 persons attended from various N.G.Os from Kerala. The meeting started with Human Rights Songs.  DAWN secretary  Mrs.Mycle.S greetd welcome to all. She describes the importance of Human Rights Days. Especially in Kollam District, there were two lock-up attack was occurred to three Dalit youth very recently. On that case the directions of Supreme Court was not maintained in those arrest.  Three of the Dalit youth are brutally attacked by the Police in the Police lockup. Police attack them under custody. When we discussing on Human Rights, then Dalit atrocities are arise in Kundra and  Kochalummood Police station. So, this year when we observe the Human rights day, we should give importance to the violation   of Dalit Human Rights in the Police Station. She welcomed all and one on behalf of DAWN to this concluding meeting.photos

After the presentation, everybody has actively participated on discussions. Many of them shared their experience with many kind violations human rights. They are not aware that it was a violation of Human Rights.  Women are share many kinds of atrocities towards them.

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Awareness on women issues throw van campaign at Karaikal

A  colorful street play event was conducted at Karaikal district on 29th November 2016. Van campaign held at two villages namely Varrichakudi and Poovam. Campaign aim is to create awareness of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005. It was jointly organized by ADECOM network and Women Education Social Trust to achieve a good result through the event.

  • 3 women and one man occupied the stage; the performance provide much interesting and informative.
  • They given law related information (PWDVA Act 2005) through dialogues. The story of the drama is, a woman who is facing violence every day by her drunken husband, she was violated physically and mentally by him.
  • Once she shared her problem with her friend, she is taking the sufferer to a woman who has the knowledge about PWDVA.
  • She simply explains act through dialogues. By that she was getting solution for her problems.
  • Through structured screenplay and dialogue they made people to understand about the PWDVA.
  • In between songs and dance that explains women significance was performed.karaikal

WEST team with their cultural team organized this successful van campaign. Welcome address given by the head of WEST Ms. Padmini. At the end of first play ADECOM Network Project Manager Ms. Nandhini expressed her views on gender equality and domestic violence. With simple dialogues and collegial language the artists of play educated the people about the PWDA Act and the concept of drama will understand by the people.

A colorful street play event was conducted at Karaikal district on 29th November 2016. Van campaign held at two villages namely Varrichakudi and Poovam. Campaign aim is to create awareness of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005. It was jointly organized by ADECOM network and Women Education Social Trust to achieve a good result through the event.

  • 3 women and one man occupied the stage; the performance provide much interesting and informative.
  • They given law related information (PWDVA Act 2005) through dialogues. The story of the drama is, a woman who is facing violence every day by her drunken husband, she was violated physically and mentally by him.
  • Once she shared her problem with her friend, she is taking the sufferer to a woman who has the knowledge about PWDVA.
  • She simply explains act through dialogues. By that she was getting solution for her problems.
  • Through structured screenplay and dialogue they made people to understand about the PWDVA.
  • In between songs and dance that explains women significance was performed.

WEST team with their cultural team organized this successful van campaign. Welcome address given by the head of WEST Ms. Padmini. At the end of first play ADECOM Network Project Manager Ms. Nandhini expressed her views on gender equality and domestic violence. With simple dialogues and collegial language the artists of play educated the people about the PWDVA Act and the concept of drama will understand by the people.

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.

Seminar on PWDVA (Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act) with celebrating the International Women’s Day 2016

Monitoring and evaluation is one of the major processes to strengthen the PWDVA enforcement machinery in Puducherry. For that we should create the Monitoring and Evaluation group in the presence of law secretary of Puducherry. From that group activity we can enhance the protection of women in family and in community said by Managing Trustee Ms. P. Lalidamblle.  Main objective of nation is protecting the women and child from violence.

To increase the protection of women and children the trainings were given to police officials, so police officials should take all possible initiatives to protect the women and child said by the Senior Superintendent of Police (L & O) Dr. V. J. Chandran, IPS. PWDVA is effectively implemented without any gender discrimination, so women should increase their hope on legal system the legal system also help to women in all aspects of protection said by the law secretary Mr. G. Sendil Kumar. There is emergence need to conduct such kind of seminars to those stakeholders to increase the effectiveness of the PWDVA said by the senior advocate Mr. N. K. Perumal.

Session I – PWDVA 2005 – Overview

PWDVA 2005 – Overview subject was taken by the advocate Mr. V. Sivaganapathy. He explained about the following brief concepts.

  • Meaning of Domestic Violence,
  • Kinds of Domestic Violence,
  • Approaches method to file the case under PWDVA.
  • Experience sharing during the handling of PWDVA cases.

Session – II – Facing problems and possible solutions of PWDVA 2005

Facing problems and possible solutions of PWDVA 2005 subject was taken by the advocate    Ms. Viruntha Mohan. She took that subject with examples of DV cases. She gave some important acts in PWDVA to participants that is very useful and motivated the participants to learn more concepts.

Session – III – Role of Judicial Officers, Protection Officers, Service Providers and Police Officials of PWDVA 2005

Hon’ble Family Court, Judge Thiru. C. Kumar Saravanen explained the role of judicial officers, protection officers, service providers and police officials of PWDVA 2005. He explained each representative’s roles very patiently and clearly. He also clarifies the doubts of participants during the session. Protection officers and police officials were really actively participated in those sessions. New Picture (4)Seminar session was successfully concluded with the Hon’ble Chief Judicial Magistrate Puducherry Thiru. V. Padmanabhan. He gave very valuable speech on PWDVA 2005. PWDVA 2005 is like super market because this act include many acts related to women protection so if we strengthen this PWDVA, we can get women protection at the same time this is not only the responsible of Police or Lawyers this is responsible of each and every citizens. He also clarifies the participant’s doubts on PWDVA.

Sustainable Relief Ideas in Future for Most Deprived Women & Children by Flood

After the temporary reliefs ADECOM planned to support long term for most deprived women and children. In this regard it planned to identify 30 beneficiaries from 30 villages in those districts. The long term support is processing in the form tailoring unit for women and summer camp for children.

ADECOM approached Usha (Name of the company) International Limited, tailoring machine company to provide 7 days residential training for women.  In that training company teach the basic mechanisms of machine. It is used to village women to self repaired at the emergency situation.  It lead to avoid discontinue of tailoring task for small hardware problem.

In those 7 days company teach the 21 varieties of dress materials. Company also agreed to do periodic monitoring activity through ADECOM. That valuable training was used to each and every woman in the village to manage their livelihood.

After getting that training, those 30 women will start small tailoring classes in their won village with help of Panchayat (Local Governance) leader. ADECOM built the well relationship with each village Panchayat leaders. This relationship surely leads to create the tailoring unit in each village. Through that in future this activity will to create 600 beneficiaries in those districts.

This process is not only the activity but it also the skill development knowledge of women. When women interfere to take financial decision in the family then only we will get the real women empowerment.

Identified the children from flood affected village those who one loss their note books by flood. To support their education ADECOM planned to present the education kit to 150 children from three districts. Even though, Government also took initiatives to provide books to school students, through that kind of summer camps with kit lead to change child psychological illness.

ADECOM will conduct the summer class to enhance the children skills like drawing, specking, handwriting, spoken English, and so on. End of the summer course distribute certificates along with that educational kit.  ADECOM also taking computer courses to villagers those who are economically poor from village.

Education kit consist one school bag, stationary items (Pen, Pencil, geometry box, eraser, scale, sharpener, etc) and notebooks.

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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.