Raising Voice to End Violence Against Women, Promoting Gender Equality & WOmen Empowerment among 1000 Adolscent Girls

Bharti Singh Chauhan
Posted December 15, 2014 from India

A day to Explore, A Day to Remember, A day to make a Change.. This was a day i.e 5th Dec 2014 when PraveenLata Sansthan an NGO based at Jaipur Rajasthan took its first step to move towards Rural Parts of Rajasthan to Educate the Adolscent Girls Safety. Around 60 Km away from Jaipur is Shahpura Located where there was a Huge Gathering of girls seen at Baba Gangadas Government Collage. Around 1000 girls age group 10 to 25 were found very very much excited to be a part of a Activity, But what was the activity? In the Village a Rickshaw with a saying Girls, are the Future, Save Girls, respect Girls, Educate Girls.. No Nation can Grow with out it was heard. When the Girls were moving into the Premises they heard a Song “ SUNO SUNO MERE AWAAZ, MUJHE PANKH MILE HE AAJ,MUJHE LENE HE EK PARWAZ WAS HEARD, Girls were found laughing and happy. There was a workshop conducted by Volunteers of Vodafone along with PraveenLata Sansthan on Personal Safety of Girls showcasing the issued faced by Girls/woman on Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and a beautiful video showcasing how CHildline No 1098 and how it plays a important role in each child life when a child is in a problem. Followed up wit a Nukkad Nataak with a strong Message to End Child Marriage,stop female Foteicide,Stop Dowry System. Nukkad Nattak was one part which gave energy to the girls who took a pledge to not to be a victim and Raise their voice when there is a issue instead tolerating it. A Self Defense workshop was also organized during the session with simple steps these steps were very useful which any girl can use when she is in a trap to protect herself. This was highly appreciated and girls enjoyed to learn along iwht there teachers as all the girls and teachers used to come from various dhanis and villages and had to cover huge distance to get education. At end of the show there was rally organized through out the village with around 200 govt school girls shouting out quotes to Save Girls, Each Girl has Right to Education which was the main attraction in the village. The Radika Gupta - mentioned that this was the first ever time whenan NGO had taken such a big step to educate them and thought of empowering them. Where as Prinicpal Anamika – Govt Collage Shahpura Says “ the NGO has taken a big step to empower Girls,who are the future of Nation and Definitely this step is toward the success. Arunima – Employee Vodafone Says We are always Happy to Help the NGO in all its effort to be a Part of Change as they are very simple and have a beautiful aim to educate each girl in Rajasthan and want to create a safe world for Women to live in.

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  • naturegirl
    Dec 23, 2014
    Dec 23, 2014

    I enjoyed reading your post very much. These are exciting times for girls, old and young! Thank you for sharing!

  • Tamarack Verrall
    Dec 26, 2014
    Dec 26, 2014

    Dear Bharti,

    How exciting it is to read about this event. In one day you have taught so many girls so much. Just reading about it I am left with the images of 1000 girls laughing, happy for the day together, heads filled with images of the ways that girls matter, basics of self defence taught, and, brilliantly, offered the chance to pledge to find support if they are threatened in future. Your news creates hope, reason for celebration and inspiration for repeating such an event everywhere.

    Congratulations on this event, and on the leadership role that you continue to take.

    With Love in Sisterhood,