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.

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Sexual Harassment Committee should be established at workplace

Sexual Harassment in the work place and legal remedies training programme conducted at New India Association conference hall for their employers. Adecom Network a social organization that is working for the welfare of women and children at gross root level,integratedin the training programme for the employers.

Visga Act implemented in the year 2013 Prevention, safeguard and rectification women at workplace is the main motto of the Act. While interrogation of Visga case in the year 1997 ( a social Activist who was victimized by gang rape at village when she was in duty).Statement was made that Sexual Harassment in workplace is violating of human rights, to prevent women from such activities legal procedure to be followed in the work place and it was made obligatory for all Government and Private Sector. Contingenton this Sexual Harassment Act was implemented in the year September 3rd2013. In regard with this training programme for women empowerment on Sexual Harassment for women was given in organization.

Ms P. LalidambleDirectorAnnal Ambedkar Women Rationalist Movement in her felicitation address said thatin men dominated society properties and economic status is hold by men. Women who are dependent of men in habitually customizing the men dominated society. To change the attitude of men and women from this practice both should aware of gender sensitization. Should practice

In Legal description andconversationconducted with employers Advocate Mr. Seenu Permual said every man should respect women colleagues in work place. Problem faced by women and how to overcome those situations evidently explained by him. Dissimilarities in independence, brotherhood and equality are the main reason for violence in the society. Redressal committee in the work place is highly essential to find out women problem.To form a redressal committee there should be 10 women workers in the concern. Less than that, problem has to be complained in legal committee formed by the state Government.

Ms Lalidamble said in Puducherry legal committee still is not there and order has to be made by the Collector to form that Committee.

Mr. Sakthivel Production Manager of the organization given feedback that programme is very informative not only learned on the topic women sexual harassment in work place but also learned to reduce social discrimination in the family and society.

Mr. S. Elumalai Co-Coordinator of Village Training Center said practicing gender equality brings behavioral change on both male and female. Welcome address was given by Sathy Staff member of the concern. Programme organized by Adecom team.

Advisory Meeting with women and youth members on social and economic development

“Men and women has to act as equal rebels to develop the Society”’ insisted by Director Annal Ambedkar Women Rationalist Movement in their Advisory Meeting on 27th Aug 2016. The meeting was held at KuttuKural Theatre Movement office. Nearly 40 members from various parts of Villipuram and Puducherry attended the meeting.

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Purpose:

The event jointly organized by Annal Ambedkar Women Rationalist Movement and KuttuKural Theatre Movement. The intention of the meeting is to develop youth and women to participate in Panjayat Election.

Discuss about the available opportunity in the village for doing small scale business

Discussed About:

Ms. P. Lallidamblle in her speech told that youth members and women should work together to bring social and economic change in the society. Person who is having the Leadership quality has to participate in Village Election.

An elaborate conversation was held among the village participants to get their ideas about initiating small scale business in their Village. Discussion was done with the participants about existing human and material Source, available opportunity for doing business in the Village. Participants delivered their ideas in various aspects like Ilayamurugan from paramba told about fish growing, producing Jute bag told by Vennila, Pakkam  ,Nagu from pallianallianur said about herbal products and Vetri given idea  to produce Vermi composite and so on.

Feedback:

Most of the participants opinioned that session is very useful; the continuous meeting of our unit given positive change in their attitude and helped to develop themselves to participate in social activities. Three women Ambica from Konthampakkam, Rananayagi from Azhiyur and Venilla from Pakkam are going to take part in Panjayat Election. They said because of constant encouragement given by Adecom and KuttuKural they came forward to compete in the election. The event was organized by Kuttukural Co-coordinators Ms.Archana,Ms Manimegalai, Bakyalakshmi and Malathi.

Two days Training programme on Panjayath Raj

  “Self-Confident and passionate to learn is the only way to achieve a goal” specified by Director Ms.P. Lalidamballe, AnnalAmbedkarWomen Rationalist Movement in Two daysTraining programme on Panjayath Raj.

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Framework:

 ADECOM Network, Koottukkural Theatre Movemnet, Village Training Center and Ullathchi Unagalatchi movement jointly organized two days training programme on 21st and 22ndSeptember in regard with Panchayath Raj at Palliynelliyanur Village, Villupuram District. Moto of the meeting is to motivate women and youth to take part in the Panjayath election.  On first day Mr S.Nandakumar and Pawankumar Gandhi have given training on Panjayath Raj. Women members from Annal Ambedkar Women Rationalist Movement and Youth members from people republic movement participated in this training programme.

Activities 

Trainer Nandakumar had given a brief introduction about Panchayath Raj. Mr. Pawankumar explained key points in this regard, responsibilities of President, Vice President and Ward members.Moreover When and where Gram Panchayath meeting will be conducted, importance of common man participation in Panjayath election, dates of the meeting ie Jan 26, May 1, August 15, October 2 was made known to the participants. Two documentaries about successful panjayath leaders were screened in the meeting. Women and youth were formed as different groups and asked to prepare a chart describing their basic needs that was completed and un completed in their village. Most of them insisted on their uncompleted basic needs of their area.

In her Keynote Ms. P.Lalidamballe insisted that a good leader should have enthusiasm to learn, build self-confident and should share information before the audience without any dread. A common women and men has to participate in the election otherwise they could not find solution for their basic needs like drinking water, hygienic drainage facilities, proper roadways, street lights and further basic needs. simply complaining will not be a solution for those attainments.

Second day went on, as a interactive session Ms P. Lalidamble discussed with women and youth about panchayath election. Additionally she conducted a questionnaire session; simple questions were asked   with the participants to find the final impact of Panachayath Raj meeting. All members interrelated with each other and learned more about the subject. Drama and song performances were done by Koottukkural Theater Movement on gender equality.  Village Training center co-coordinator Mr. S. Elumalai said ADECOM network has given a space to women and youth to get awareness about the society and they should make use of it.

Statement:

Former Palliynelliyanur Village Panjayth Head Ms. Kannika Participated in the programme and shared her work experience with women and youth. Mr. Dravidanagu volunteer of the Village given welcome address and in his speech he told that women participation is imperative Panchayt election to bring changes in the village.Thanking note was given Arachana, coordinator of Koottukkural Theater Movement.  The programme was given a complete confident to take part in the election opinioned Ranganayaki from Aziyhur. Continues training programme of ADECOM network unit is bringing positive changes in women attitude said Revathy from Pallipattu. The women and youth members totally 98 were participated and got awareness about the Local governance. The coordination was made by Ms. Arivukani, Mr. Prakash, Ms. Rama from ADECOM team.

Advisory Meeting of women and youth members on socio-economic development

“Men and women has to act as equal rebels to develop the Society”’ insisted by Director Annal Ambedkar Women Rationalist Movement in their Advisory Meeting on 27th Aug 2016. The meeting was held at KuttuKural Theatre Movement meeting hall. More than 40 members from various parts of Villipuram and Puducherry attended the meeting.

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Purpose:

  • The event is jointly organized by Annal Ambedkar Women Rationalist Movement and KuttuKural Theatre Movement. The intention of the meeting is to motivate develop youth and women to participate in Panjayat Election.
  • Discuss about the available opportunities at their village for doing small scale business

Discussed About:

Ms. P. Lallidamblle in her speech told that youth members and women should work together to bring social and economic change in the society. Moreover she motivated women and youth to develop Leadership quality in order to participate in Village Election.

An elaborate conversation was held among the village participants to get their ideas about initiating small scale business in their Village. Discussion was done with the participants about existing human and material Source, available opportunities for doing business in the Village. Participants delivered their ideas in various aspects like Ilayamurugan from parambai told about fish growing, producing Jute bag told by Vennila from Pakkam ,Nagu from pallianallianur said about herbal products and Vetri from Maruthur given idea  to produce Vermi composite.

Feedback:

Most of the participants opinioned that session is very useful; the continuous meeting of our unit given positive change in their attitude and helped to develop themselves to participate in social activities. Three women Ambica from Konthampakkam, Rananayagi from Azhiyur and Venilla from Pakkam are going to take part in Panjayat Election. They said because of constant encouragement given by Adecom and KuttuKural they came forward to compete in the election. The event was organized by Kuttukural Co-coordinators Ms.Archana,Ms Manimegalai, Bakyalakshmi and Malathi

Married Women Meeting

Event on:

A meeting was held by ADECOM on 23rd July 2016 at Periykanganakuppam for Married women. The Head from village self-group were the Chief participants of the programme. Fifteen members were attended the meeting.

Moto of the meeting:

Meeting for Married women

Discuss about Gender equalities

To get documents in name of women

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Discussed About:

A group discussion was done among the married women, educated them to participate in social activities. Women were given awareness in gender treatment of their children. Discussed with the members to know how they were treating their male and female children in home. Importance of equal treatment and effect of equality is briefly explained in the meeting. Oral survey was conducted to know how many women are having movable or immovable assists like documents, (Shares and policies) bank accounts and properties. It was advised to hold such securities in the name women for economic support.

Conclusion:

Most of the women guaranteed that equal treatment is given to their children in all the aspects of life. Also learned to maintain equality among children’s through this meeting.

Feedback:

Jeevith said that she will take steps to organize a married women group in her village.

Output:

ADECOM assured to get application for female children to joint in Government schemes like Selvamagal Samippu Thittam also guaranteed to help in getting pension for widow and Senior Citizen.

 

Seminar on Gender Sensation

A seminar on Gender Sensation was conducted on 21st June 2016 at Chinnakanganakuppam. ADECOM Network and Village Training Center jointly conducted the seminar in St Joseph Matric School. More than four hundred students and staffs participated in the session.

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Purpose:

To create gender sensitivity among students

To discuss Problems of child marriage

Hygienic usage of napkins for female students

Discuss About:

The director of ADECOM Ms P. Lalidamballe insisted that, the school should act as role model in maintaining Gender Equality among the students. By generating gender sensitivity among the male and female students, we can provide knowledge on gender sensitivity.

Educated by and on:

The Director ADECOM suggested how to maintain cleanliness in using toilets in school. Importance of providing napkins to female students in school and necessity of keeping sanitary napkins vending machine in school was explained by her.

Negative impact of child marriage and how to convey the problem, to parents and teachers in the related issue, was explained by Legal Advisor Ms Semmalar.  Moreover she suggested teachers finding any child marriage issue, has to inform the Government with the help of school Management. 1098 children helpline number for child marriage issue was delivered by her.

The psychiatrist Arul Shantho explained about the problems faced by women and how overcome it, according to the situation.

Two short films on gender equality are screened in the function.

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Lead by:

Welcome address given by Mr. E. Elumalai coordinator of Village Training Center.  Right guidance to children about gender equality in not given during their school days and they are not following it properly. Through the behavior they have to understand about gender equality, opinioned by Ms Nandini in her thanking note.  Ms vijayalakshmi is the keyperson to organize the event. Sumathy and Mahesware cooperated to conduct that event.

Inference:

Very important issues were discussed in the meeting and suggestions given to the children in various aspects. ADECOM got information from school management about child marriage arrangements to a school student, through the school. Assurance was given by the director of ADECOM to take necessary steps in that issue.

Feedback:

Premji one of the students said that he understood about the gender equality and hereafter share any kind of work in homemaking.

 

Youth Club started at Pallipattu Village

Village Training Center members Mr. Elumamail, Ms. Makeshwari and Ms Sumathy went to Pallipattu Village on 28th May 2016. Meet youths, Annal Amedkar Women Group, lead members of self-help groups and other interested villagers. Seventy seven members joined with VTC.

Purposes:

To gather women and youth group from the village and to find their problem

Encourage women and youths to speak out before general audience

To develop leadership quality in women and youth

To form youth club in the Village

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Group Meeting:

A group meeting was conducted among the villagers. Annal Ambedkar Women Group, youths, members from Panjayat Board and self-help group joined with VTC to initiate the event. Team members gave training to participants to act and stage drama on village issue.

The village women staged drama on theme “Victimization of Drinking Habit and family abuse”. Through the play they shown, how much they affected by the drinking habit. A volunteer sing a song. Youth club (People Republic Movement)  was started in the village, while addressing the Audience Director of ADECOM Ms P.Lalithamabal said that men and women have to work together to progress gender equality.

Feedback:

One of the participants stated her opinion that, the programme is very interesting and useful to village people.

Women Rationalistic Parliament Movement

Framework

Women Rationalistic Parliament meeting was conducted on 16 th July 2016 at Periykanganakuppam near panjayath office. Women from self-help groups and Village training center members were the lead participants of the meeting. Thirty three members participated in the programme.

Moto of the meeting:

Census on Single women, senior citizen and un- Employee’s in the Village.

Discuss about equality of women gender in society.

Discuss about domestic violence on women

Developing leadership qualities through local village activities, give confidence to women to compete in local governance

Encouraging the willingness of women to contest in Panjayat election is the main moto of the meeting.

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Activities done:

The members participated from the different self-groups were asked to take census at the village on three categories like Single women, senior citizen and unemployed Young man.  The mainstream of the meeting is to make, women to understand their position in the society, how to tackle and overcome gender inequality.  Women should come forward to take leading positions in the local Governance was insisted in the session.

Confer about cause and reasons for domestic violence and empower women to tackle those kinds of situation. The lead members of women self-help group exposed their interest, to help single women and Senior Citizen.

Statement:

All the participants were happy to a part of the meeting. They show their willingness by discussing about the future plan of ADECOM. One of the participants conveyed that Name board of ADECOM itself given a confidence that, ADECOM is there to take care of women and to solve any problem.