Build Capacities of 400 Deprived Girls in Gujarat

by Ahmedabad Women's Action Group
Build Capacities of 400 Deprived Girls in Gujarat
Build Capacities of 400 Deprived Girls in Gujarat
Build Capacities of 400 Deprived Girls in Gujarat
Build Capacities of 400 Deprived Girls in Gujarat
Build Capacities of 400 Deprived Girls in Gujarat
Build Capacities of 400 Deprived Girls in Gujarat

BUILD CAPACITIES OF 400 DEPRIVED GIRLS IN GUJARAT 

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AWAG is pleased to share the Progress Report with regard to our project BUILD CAPACITIES OF 400 DEPRIVED GIRLS IN GUJARAT.

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As part of building capacities of adolescent girls and young women at the community level, AWAG organised awareness sessions and street plays to highlight key issues such as: 

  • Gender abuse and discrimination
  • Self worth and identity
  • Heath and personal hygiene
  • Building their understanding and developing their life-skills to move towards social and economic empowerment. 

A total of 225 adolescent girls, young women and the community at large from five villages in Saurashtra region of Gujarat, showed their active participation and gained insights on the said topics.. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT! 

For updates on AWAG, please visit us on

http://www.awagindia.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/awagindia/

 

 

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PROGRESS REPORT                              

As part of building capacities of adolescent girls at the community level, AWAG organised meetings for them at Ahmedabad.

A total of 75 adolescent girls actively participated in the meetings that focused on:

  • 'Safe Touch-Unsafe Touch’ and mechanisms to fight the social evil of sexual abuse.
  • Self worth and identity
  • Recognizing their inner potential
  • Building their understanding and developing their life-skills to move towards social and economic empowerment.

Through discussions and games, the participants gained insights on the above topics. These meetings were undertaken in small groups of 10-12 participants with strict adherence to government norms of social distancing, sanitation and wearing of face masks related to Covid-19.

 THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

 For updates on AWAG, please visit us on

http://www.awagindia.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/awagindia/

 

 

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic many countries have reported an increase in domestic violence and intimate partner violence. The UN has described the worldwide increase in domestic abuse as a "shadow pandemic" alongside Covid-19. Domestic Violence cases have increased by 20% during the lockdown, as many people are trapped at home with their abuser. 

Pandemics, financial insecurity, stress and uncertainty have led to increased aggression at home, with abusers able to control large amounts of their victims' daily lives. As stated by the French Secretary of Equality Marlene Schiappa, "Confinement is a breeding ground for domestic abuse." 

Domestic violence and sexual exploitation, which is already an epidemic across the world, spiked when households were placed under the increased strains that arose from security, health and money worries, and cramped and confined living conditions. More domestic violence helplines and shelters across the world reported rising calls for help. 

India too has seen more than a twofold rise in gender-based violence during the nationwide.  Between 23 March 2020 and 16 April 2020 National Commission for Women registered 587 domestic violence complaints, a ~45% increase from the previous 25 days. Factors compounding the situation included the confinement, financial worries due to the lockdown, and lack of access to alcohol. The virus mirrored the pre-existing patriarchal notions and magnified the discrimination and pre-existing inequalities. There has also been a threefold rise in police apathy towards women complaints, with the police busy with lockdown orders.  

Founded in 1981, AWAG is active on addressing the issue of violence against women through various approaches wherein raising awareness on gender abuse among the participating communities is considered to be the most vital step in the entire process. 

Thus, a series meetings to spread awareness related to gender abuse and means of combating it were conducted for the participating communities. In addition, inputs on maintaining respiratory hygiene and so also that of their surroundings was also touched upon. Strict adherence of wearing facemasks as well as maintaining social distancing at such times was also conveyed to them.

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Hello friends,

AWAG is pleased to share the Bimonthly Progress Report with regard to our project BUILD CAPACITIES OF 400 DEPRIVED GIRLS IN GUJARAT.

UPDATE ON ACTIVITIES

                                                       

Youth Leadership Development:

As part of building capacities of adolescent girls and young women at the community level, AWAG organised Youth Leadership Development Workshops for them at AWAG Kendra, Ahmedabad.

 

A total of 85 young women showed their active participation. The workshop created awareness about:

 

  • Gender abuse and mechanisms to fight this social evil.
  • Self worth and identity
  • Recognizing their inner potential
  • Building their understanding and developing their life-skills to move towards social and economic empowerment.


 Through discussions and games, the participants gained insights on the said topics.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

 For updates on AWAG, please visit us on

http://www.awagindia.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/awagindia/

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AWAG considers raising awareness as the first step towards empowerment; with economic empowerment as the second. Thus, AWAG has a holistic approach towards women’s empowerment wherein women's rights are considered as human rights.

 

The conviction to work for the economic betterment of deprived women was strengthened by encouraging and promoting associations and co-operative societies to provide financial support, With this, AWAG NAARI SAVINGS AND CREDIT CO-OPERATIVE took shape and functions as a registered, independent, legal entity.

 

The Annual Meeting of AWAG Naari Savings and Credit Co-Operative was held at AWAG Ghar, Bapunagar. The annual gathering had the active participation of over seventy-five women who are involved in savings and credit activities.

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Ahmedabad Women's Action Group

Location: Ahmedabad - India
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Tasneem Sara
Ahmedabad, Gujarat India
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