Raise 300 boys in India to be gender-equitable

by Equal Community Foundation
Play Video
Raise 300 boys in India to be gender-equitable
Raise 300 boys in India to be gender-equitable
Raise 300 boys in India to be gender-equitable
Raise 300 boys in India to be gender-equitable
Raise 300 boys in India to be gender-equitable
Raise 300 boys in India to be gender-equitable
Raise 300 boys in India to be gender-equitable
Raise 300 boys in India to be gender-equitable
Raise 300 boys in India to be gender-equitable

Project Report | Sep 10, 2018
Action for Equality Progress Update September 2018

By Swarnima Tamang | Development Manager

AfE programme session in Kashewadi community, Pune
AfE programme session in Kashewadi community, Pune

Thank you for your continued support and contribution to ECF’s Action for Equality programme committed to raise Gender Equitable Boys in India.

We are glad to share that we have completed our Action for Equality (AfE) programme cycle 21 during the period April 2018 to August 2018. During this cycle we implemented AfE Action Programme (AP) and Leadership Programme (AP) across 19 communities in Pune, India.

Highlights from the cycle: Enrolment and Graduates

  1. Action Programme: We received 81% graduation rate in Action Programme where 216 boys enrolled  and 175 boys graduated across 19 communities in Pune.
  2. Leadership Programme: Similarly, in Leadership Programme, 154 boys enrolled and 112 participants graduated from 19 communities.

Big Meet and Greet (BMG) event

  • BMG is a platform for AfE graduates from all 19 communities to come together to network, discuss and learn from each other.
  • During this period two BMGs were organised by the participants on the theme, “It’s NOT okay," The campaigns focussed on taking actions against Street Sexual Harassment faced by women and girls in the communities.
  • AfE Graduates came together in cluster communities, conducted discussions, shared their opinions and led activities such as poster rallies, signature campaigns, chalk the walk to spread awareness and stop sexual harassment and violence. 

Group parents meetings 

  • Conducted as a pilot in few of the project communities. Parents shared they are more aware about the issue of gender based violence and discrimination in their communities.
  • Parents have now started supporting the mentors in programme implementation activities
  • Most importantly parents have started supporting the boys while taking actions in their homes (share household chores in the family) .

Here are few of the examples of actions taken by AfE programme participants

  1. One on one interviews with women and girls in their communities to identify various forms of violence and discrimination faced by them
  2. Signature campaign in FWC community in Pune urging community members to take a stand against sexual harassment of women and break the silence around it. A total of 1600 signatures and supporters were received.
  3. Dialogues with local police and community stakeholders on steps that can be taken collectively to address safety issues of women and girls in the community.

We are now implementing cycle 22 (September - December 2018) of the Action for Equality programme.

We thank you for your contribution and supporting our mission, to raise every boy in India to be Gender Equitable. 

Participants draw "It's not okay" messages for BMG
Participants draw "It's not okay" messages for BMG
Poster rallies against Street Sexual Harassment
Poster rallies against Street Sexual Harassment
Pledge,take a stand against gender based violence
Pledge,take a stand against gender based violence
Messages on the streets to stop harassment
Messages on the streets to stop harassment
Listening to the voices of women
Listening to the voices of women
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

About Project Reports

Project reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.

Sign up for updates

Organization Information

Equal Community Foundation

Location: Pune - India
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ECF India
Equal Community Foundation
Christina Furtado
Project Leader:
Christina Furtado
Pune , Maharashtra India

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

Still want to help?

Find another project in India or in Gender Equality that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Get incredible stories, promotions, and matching offers in your inbox

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.