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.
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MAITRI Network /ADECOM Network and its Partners details…

ADECOM Network is a Social Volunteer Organization which strives for Women and Children empowerment since 25 years. Its acronym is Animate, Development, Employment and Communication. ADECOM Network strongly emphasizes the “Global UNiTE Women” that for efforts to end violence against women and girls towards Eradication of Violence against Women at different agenda every year.

Maitri Network is a National network for women to decrease violence against women. Maitri Network is given opportunity to ADECOM Network to conduct the 16days campaign at South India level from 2007.  As a consequence of campaign at South India Maitri Network assured to its support to ADECOM Network through home visit, community awareness, gender sensitization workshop and support to key personals of PWDVA 2005.

As per the support of Maitri Network, ADECOM Network supported to partners in various districts such as Thanjavur, Karaikal, Kanchipuram, Villupuram, Pondicherry, Thiruvannamalai and Cuddalore districts. This combined report presented the activity report of those district activities through followed partners.

 

  1. Rural Youth Education Trust (RYET)is working for rural women and children education empowerment at Villupuram district. They are working for Domestic violence at grass root level. Ms. Rupadevi advocate is the Managing trustee of this Trust.

 

  1. Village Community Development Society (VCDS) working for village people development. They are giving awareness on violence against women at grass root level. Also they conduct tailoring courses for rural women at Villupuram Ms. Kowsalya is the Responsible person for this organization.

 

  1. People’s Association for Reconstruction Art and Intellectualism (PARAI) Trust working for women and children empowerment at Thiruvannamalai They are experts to conduct the street theatre performance on violence against women. Mr. Murugan is the managing trustee of PARAI Trust.

 

  1. Women Education Social Trust (WEST) working for empowerment women education. They are giving awareness on violence against women and girl child education at grass root levelat Karaikal Ms. Padmini is the managing trustee of WEST.

 

  1. Women Education Development Social Service (WEDSS) Trust is working for girl child education and violence against women at rural areas in Thanjavur Ms. Rajakumari is the managing trustee of this WEDSS organization.

 

  1. Social Voice Education Development (SVED) is working for women and children empowerment at Cuddalore They giving grass root level awareness and street theater performance on violence against women. Ms. Arokiyamari is the managing trustee of SVED.

 

  1. Dalit Women’s Development Society (DWDS) is working for Dalit women empowerment at rural areas of Kanjipuram They are giving awareness on domestic violence for women and men at their working region. Ms. Komala is the managing trustee of DWDS.

 

  1. Kootukkural Theatre Movement (KKK) is working for Dalit women and children empowerment at Pondicherry and Villupuramdisticts. They are experts to conduct the street theatre performance at grass root areas of Pondicherry and Villupuramdistrict. Mr. S. Perumal is the president of KKK.

Leadership training to volunteers

ADECOM Network and Kootukkural Theatre Movement jointly organized the leadership training to Volunteers on May 27th 2017 at Kootukkural Theatre Movement. That time Ms. Nandhini the project manager of ADECOM Network and Mr. Ejumalai the facilitator of Village Training Center gave the orientation of ADECOM’s vision and mission to youngsters. After that the group discussion occurred about village needs and amenities among participants.  Notice and note pad given for participants and motivated them.IMG_9256

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 PWDVA to ANM

Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) plays the pivot role to decrease the domestic violence at grass root level. They played as a strong bridge between community and people. To strengthen their service in field ADECOM Network organized the gender sensitization conference with valuable resource persons on 21.01.2017 at Champer of Commerce in Pondicherry.

  • T. Sivakumar, Assistant director of Filed publicity office, Pondicherry, Central government – Open discussion on gender equalizing activities in society & role of ANM to decrease domestic violence.
  • E. Pramila Tamizhvanan, Nation awarder, WHO – trainer, Chief nursing officer, Annai Therasa Post Graduate & Research Institute -Awareness on Work place harassment
  • Indira Krishnamoorthi, Assistant Professor of School of law in SRM University – Awareness of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence act, (2005 & legal doubts and clarification of ANMIMG_8703 (2)

Capacity Building on Effective Communication

ADECOM Network organized the intensive training to civil society organizations 20th January 2017. This training for organized for strengthen their communication and reporting system.

Partners were actively participated and raised their experience and works in field.  Every partners worked out their evening home works sincerely with team. They individually participated in presentations regards training Partners voluntarily told weakens of communication and get solutions from training. It gives very new experience to partners to learn much useful information.

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Volunteers: our great experience in ADECOM Network

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Hannah, Pauline and Justine

Today, we want to share our experience in ADECOM Network. We are three students from Dauphine University – Paris, France. We spent one month in the association.

We have decided to work for ADECOM Network because we wanted to learn more about the women empowerment… Our experience in ADECOM Network overcame our expectations! Our stay at ADECOM Network allowed us to understand the situation of the Dalit community, especially when we visited  the Dalit village and met the community. We also learned about the women leaders and Indian culture.

We have worked mainly on the crowdfunding campaign and the 25th anniversary (coming soon!). But we have also worked on the website translation, the promotion of ADECOM Network on social media, the women empowerment, the new edition of the blog…

We want to warmly thank all ADECOM Network team for their welcome and knowledge during this month. We had a really great time and it was a real pleasure to share these moments all together.

Hannah, Pauline & Justine

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.

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.