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Community Development

Women’s Empowerment for the Prevention of Atrocities and domestic violence against women – Ramnagara, Bellary, Davangere, Yadgiri and Chitradurga Districts.

  • Multipronged capacity building programmes were conducted for multiple stakeholders, which attempted to educate and empower the women, youth and duty bearers in Davangere, Hospet, Yadgiri, Chitradurga and Ramnagara districts of Karnataka state.
  • 14 trainings were conducted for 693 women/ women leaders and 40 men on legal rights, political awareness, women’s rights, human rights and gender equality.
  • 7 workshops were organized for 171 (112 female and 50 male) Government officials, NGO leaders, police, lawyers, PRI members.
  • 11 trainings were conducted for 419 (292 female and 127 male) college students and youth, to sensitize them on issues violence against women (VAW) and to facilitate them to take active roles for preventing VAW.
  • Prepared and distributed education materials (books, leaflets, audio-visual materials, handbooks, posters, feature films, etc.) for a wide range of people to sensitize on the gender equality, violence against women and gender issues.
  • Rallies, Street Plays, a conference on gender themes, honouring successful women leaders, public gathering and signature campaign were organized in all the districts. About 18 events were organized with 2410 people participants (female 2202 and male 208) including SHGs, Anganwadi teachers, ASHA workers, Government officials, NGOs, Community members, police people, taluk officers, PRI members, Social activists, Dept. of Women & Child Development, College Students, Lawyers, Community members, Child Welfare Committee, school children.
  • One Training of trainers (TOT) was organized for the project staff and community leaders of all the districts on gender discrimination, gender equality and violence against women.
  • More than 7000 community people including women, men, youth, community leaders, children and government officials were reached through the 185 awareness classes across 5 districts.
  • Legal Aid Cells were formed in 5 districts. Legal assistance was provided to 57 victims of violence.

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