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Participants Feedback’s of Maitri Network activities

  • Incoming of women to the police station is depending on police approach; they have to treat them politely and have to build confidence among them. Police should be ready to file FIR in needed circumstances without any uncertainty. This workshop really used to discuss with police officials that important information. –Inspector Mr. Balachandran

 

  • Police official role and Protection officer role is very essential to decrease violence against women. This workshop gave valuable ideas to participants. We need more group discussions on that – Protection Officer Mr. Ravisankar.

 

  • “This is first time we were participated such debate with Police officials. It is useful to know about difficulties of police officials and impacts of lack of legal knowledge of women survivors”
  • Jothi (Leader of “Ariur Pengal Pagutharivu Paralumandram”

 

  • This sensitization programme was given satisfied information, we request you to give such awareness for agricultural also”
  • Santhosh

 

  • “This workshop really teaches us about gender discrimination at various levels. We should want to change to protect our women”
  • Sathish

 

  • We people came to know about the Domestic Violence act. If we have awareness on that earlier we can lost our life, but now it is very useful for my children’s for future. It is useful meeting you conducted here.

 

  • We were got very useful information regarding gender equality here. We people were should understand the social status of women for creating healthy nation. We thought it is very useful day for us.

 

  • We contact many times police officials for our violence, but their action was very low and nil. We people were believing you to change our life from violence. Kindly provide your services continuously for us.

 

  • Here every people have domestic violence problem. Even though we have protection laws and policies for women it should reach to male members in the family. Men only change their behavior to decrease violence against women.

 

  • “Even though I am taking tuition in this village for students I used gender discriminating words. I realized my mistake through attended this meeting. Here after I never use such words”
    • Thaas – Cuddalore.

 

  • “We people are living at interior places, sometime our collector also not having knowledge about this village. We thank to you for choose such village and provide such knowledge for us. We request you to provide such knowledge continuously because here women getting too afraid to express their domestic violence”
    • Mullai. – Kanchipuram.

 

  • “I will give full freedom to my girl child hereafter. We will avoid our domestic violence in front for our children. Then I got knowledge of PWDVA it is very useful and it is a powerful tool for women”
  • Selvi – Karaikal

 

  • “This meeting give different dimension of domestic violence, we don’t know about this kind of remedies available in our society. I should approach you for my violence”

–  Ms.Aruna – Thanjavur

 

  • “This workshop give different thinking perspective about gender discrimination. We people not think like that. We really enjoyed and learned from this workshop”

–  Anbu, Volunteer

 

  • “This is very new for us to hear about Domestic Violence Act, we don’t think so such act is available for us. Here we have lot of domestic violence issues. So it is very useful to resolve it”
    • Kalai, Karaikal

 

  • “God only send to you here. I phased everyday domestic violence in my home. I Thank to you so much for given such knowledge to us” she said
    • Sasikala.

 

  • Here after we will treat our children equally such as will provide equal freedom, equal education and equal food for them. We also try to decrease the violence situation in home
    • Basker.

Community awareness rising on gender equality

Objective

  • To create awareness on Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (PWDVA).
  • To create awareness on understanding about Domestic Violence.
  • Provide awareness about gender discriminatory activities at home and community level.
  • Give sensitization to Community based groups for sensitize their village people on Violence against Women.
  • Identify women issues and provide legal service.
  • Motivate women to take action against their violence at home and community level.
  • Encourage women to involve financial decision at home and community level.
  • To discuss about the social protection of women survivors.

Discussed Content:

  • Alcoholism is the essential reason for creating domestic violence at every family. The only solution is women should come forward to became a entrepreneur for manage their economic situation. This only leads to take the financial decision within family and community level.
  • Kinds of violence explained that in every community awareness to people is that,
  1. Dowry harassment
  2. Sexual abuse
  3. Psychological abuse
  4. Physical abuse harassment
  5. Unsecured abuse for the life and property
  6. Verbal harassment and intimidating the indicator relations.
  • Explained the importance of PWDVA, role of stakeholders to implementation of PWDVA. Then ADECOM Network explained about PWDVA legal procedures to participants particularly about remedies, types of violence, meaning about Domestic Violence.
  • Many women didn’t aware about this act and they felt that is not necessary for their family. Women only search such laws at the time of affected by Domestic Violence. Participated women were laughing at the time of expressed this act so from this attitude of women easily shows their ignorance. So awareness of this act is enhancing among village people.
  • Our women in society have fixed mindset about stereotype gender roles and responsibilities. So as per that responsibility women should tolerate all dominate attitudes of men. Women also taken this casual attitude in their day today life.
  • Women’s view is different about this law due to their more dependent life. That is the reason ADECOM Network team motivated to take financial decision to women. To take financial decision women should involve small business or entrepreneur. This is the task to bring women empowerment in this society.

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Base line survey

Base line survey conducted for implements this project effectively at grass root level. The base line survey conducted from 10th – 25th of September 2016. The main objective of base line study is to find out the current statistical situation of working area, to monitor the activities at result based, to find out the new issues and solutions. This base line survey was conducted at following districts through above mentioned partners.

After the base line survey, entered its values in excel sheet to find out the results and for data analysis. This process really helped to introduce this project into the field. From that this project will get positive result at grass root level.

Experiences

This baseline survey provides useful huge information on violence against women at grass root level. This was a huge task to collect the baseline information from each district (70 villages in 7 districts). It gave quite interesting information which is good to measure the project results can be measure periodically. This survey was carried out NGO representatives with their field workers.  This base line survey is the emergence need to analyze the violence situation in each district. Women don’t aware on legal proceedings and remedies.

This is the right time to make awareness on Domestic Violence in villages. Women felt “domestic violence is their personnel problem how should third person interfere to solve that”. Some of the women felt “women should tolerate the domestic violence for their children’s education”. Men felt “family honor is only depend on women, if she is not right or don’t tolerate the violence the family honor getting spoiling”. Some of the men felt “making violence on women is the rights of husband, if he is not done that; he is not a man before society”.

Even though we are giving awareness on gender based violence in some of the districts were not aware much. This survey gave the different experience in field. Women were violated on the basis of poverty, physically challenges, insecurity, orphanage, vengeance of husband’s relations, illiteracy, etc. Non-Government Organization should help to women those who are more ignorance of family structure​

Advocates and protection officers also need to enhance their sensitive level on domestic cases. They also support to rebuild the family structure even the women in insecure circumstance. An order copies from court is not sufficient to survivors for their peaceful life unless it implemented. Grass root level field visit and continues counseling only give solution of domestic violence.

Challenges        

During the data collection firm to get answers from married men on domestic violence and house hold sharing.  They didn’t understand the purpose the data collection. Some of the men said, “Domestic violence is casual in village, for that why you bring this questionnaire?” men felt it the spontaneous process within the family so they don’t gave proper answers at the time of data collection.

Women getting fear to say their case studies with field worker. Problem will increase if any one neighbor shares this data collecting to their husband. Some of the women till not aware on legal remedies, so they hesitate to go make a complaint in station and in NGO’s also.

Time consumed to collect information from advocate and protection officers. They asked to field coordinators about the data collection purpose, aim and goal. So it takes time to clarify their doubts with Managing Trustee of ADECOM Network.

Very difficult to collect those data within limited budget. Phased difficulties for adopt the volunteers to help with field coordinators. Data entering process also little difficult to write each answers in the open type answering format.

Learning

  • It is the great opportunity to learn the 7 districts NGO partners on data collection strategies in the field through ADECOM.
  • New team members in ADECOM learned the data entering process through this project.
  • NGO partners learned some new causes of domestic violence, which is mentioned in the experience part.
  • Team learned some legal act and remedies to speak with public during data collection.
  • ADECOM team learned the team cooperation and collaboration with 7 NGO partners.

Opening of ADECOM’s Rehabilitation center

ADECOM Network has been organized a great event on 23rd March for the sustainability of the women affected by the domestic violence in Pondicherry. Hon’ble chief minister was inaugurated the integrated service for the Women’s rehabilitation center for the first time in Pudhucherry.  ViIMG_4201ew of Honorable Chief Minister: The Honorable chief minister has been given a special speech on “Though the Government is putting a lot of efforts, still the non-governmental organization should give their support to reduce the domestic violence against Women. Chief Minister promised that the government would be fully cooperated to the women’s social and economic development. At last, he focused on ADECOM Network that they will give the protection and security for women. This center will be reviewed by the Puducherry government periodically.  The Honorable Chief Guest Mr. Neelagangadharan, Deputy Chairman of the Pudhucherry State,

Mr. M.N.R.Balan (Member of the Legislative Assembly, Uzhavarkarai, Mr.N.K.Perumal (Senior Lawyer) , The Patron Mrs.K.Shankari , Mrs. Daisy Rani, State President of “Annal Ambedkar Pengal Pagutharivu Iyyakkam

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.

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.

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.

Economic independence and social independence only lead to women empowered society

Karaikkal Nov18: Police department is working very close to the society.  They are dealing with violence against women at home and community level. They have to acquire more knowledge on PWDVA (Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005). In this regard one day workshop was conducted by ADECOM Network and Karaikkal Police Department on 18.11.2016 to 98 police officials from Karaikkal Police Department.

Economic independence and social independence only lead to create the equal society. Women should enhance their awareness level to reduce the crime against them in society. Police Officials have essential responsibilities to reducing violence and protecting women from violence. The police officials should help to effective execution of PWDVA. To reducing violence against women in karaikkal Women Protection Mission has been formed in schools said, Senior Superintendent of police Mr. V.J. Chandran in his presidential address.

In working place, men have to treat woman with Gender sensitive manner. Men should come forward to struggle for violence against women in the society. He should support for women equality and equity. Police officials have to support for women victims for getting their justice in the society. They should analyze the cases with gender sensitive manner said, Managing Trustee Ms. Lalidamballe in her Key note address.

Karaikkal police department is working for reduce the violence against women and initiatives taking for women protection. Cooperation of public and social organizations like ADECOM Network is played pivot role to reduce violence against women in the society. Many acts and amendments emerge in the constitution for women security so police officials should learn those acts and aware on violence against women said, Superintendent of Police  Mr. Gunasekaran in his speech.

Sexual abuse is not only the force to sexual relationship, even unwanted touching, pulling, pushing, and unwanted verbal conversation is also considered as sexual abuse. Parents and social organizations should teach to children about good touch and bad touch. They should create awareness about child abuse in the society said, Advocate Mr. E.Martin Santhome in his discussion on Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act – 2012.

Advocate Mr. Seenu Perumal explained through visual aid about the Domestic Violence act, he explained, beneficiaries by the act, how to make complaint and whom to approach in domestic violence cases.  Police official’s plays important role on implement of court order on PWDVA. Police officials should enhance the awareness on DIR (Domestic Interim Report) and they support to women victim when they are getting residential order.  He also clarified the questions raised from police officials about PWDVA.

The workshop was conducted on Friday (18.11.2016) at National Mahal Kottucherry Karaikal. Sub Inspector Mr. Perumal help to organize that workshop.  98 Polices, Superintendent of police Mr. Vamishidara Reddy, Police official Sridhar, Inspectors, Sub-Inspectors, men and women police, Protection Officer Mr.Ravichandiran and Social activist Ms. Padmini participated in that workshop. Vote of thanks was given by Co-Ordinator of ADECOM Network D. Arivoucany. ADECOM Network Project Manager Ms. Nandhini and Psychologist Ms. Sivapriya participated in that workshop.