Reduce Gender Based Violence in Urban Communities

by Maitri India
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Reduce Gender Based Violence in Urban Communities
Reduce Gender Based Violence in Urban Communities
Reduce Gender Based Violence in Urban Communities
Reduce Gender Based Violence in Urban Communities
Reduce Gender Based Violence in Urban Communities
Reduce Gender Based Violence in Urban Communities
Reduce Gender Based Violence in Urban Communities
Reduce Gender Based Violence in Urban Communities
Reduce Gender Based Violence in Urban Communities
Reduce Gender Based Violence in Urban Communities
Reduce Gender Based Violence in Urban Communities
Reduce Gender Based Violence in Urban Communities
Reduce Gender Based Violence in Urban Communities
Reduce Gender Based Violence in Urban Communities
Reduce Gender Based Violence in Urban Communities
Reduce Gender Based Violence in Urban Communities
Reduce Gender Based Violence in Urban Communities
Reduce Gender Based Violence in Urban Communities
Reduce Gender Based Violence in Urban Communities
Reduce Gender Based Violence in Urban Communities
Reduce Gender Based Violence in Urban Communities

Project Report | Jul 17, 2017
Stitching as a tool to eradicate Gender Inequality.

By Pallabi Ghosh | Projects Coordinator

Workbook prepared during the Stitching course
Workbook prepared during the Stitching course

Gender Inequality, the term is not new to us. Almost every second household faces this challenge. India being a developing country sees the reflections of violence which has been prevalent since ages. With an idea to bring change in the mindset of the population living in slums. Maitri initiated a sewing class with an objective to empower girls of the community while they are learning stitching, so that they have information and awareness about gender and domestic violence. They are encouraged to talk and speak up not only about their own challenges but also give information  to their neighbors.

Stitching and Tailoring centre is a skill building place leading to income generation and in some cases also making entrepreneurs out of these young girls. We realized most of them faced opposition from the male members in their households, to acquiring a basic skill like stitching which is an everyday need in any household. Some of the girls were coming in for the training without the knowledge of the head of the family. And they feared if the father got to know, mother and daughter both would be abused and physically violated. This propelled Maitri to step in to create a support group, at the Stitching Centre, where empowered with awareness, the other women could also stand up for their community women. The project gained momentum and the reflections can be seen in terms of their work, where girls started to come out with a lot of enthusiasm, eager to learn and become productive members of their households as well as the society. We are happy to inform our supporters, that today we are running the courses beyond our capacity. Instead of one, there are three batches running in a day.

Girls have come up with innovations and creativity and are beginning to design on a professional level, different kinds of clothes. They stand confident, aware of their rights.

The girls and women of the area have become confident, earning members with a say in their households. Young girls understand the need for their empowerment. Maitri saw women who felt that household responsibilities didn't let them live their dreams, now are standing tall in society, appreciated. The sewing center, is a blessing in disguise to the slum population. Maitri has been able to establish confidence in the women that they are now discussing issues faced by their communities, which range from abuse, violence, independence, freedom to study and work and seek solutions, answers. They each have created a circle of support of their family, relatives, community.

 With your support we could change the lives of the population. We can together make a difference to their lives.We have a long way to go. There is a need for making boys and men as partners to bring a change in the mindsets. A seed has been sown and we have to stand with the community and bring a change.

Maitri with support from our donors in Global Giving have succeeded in making our beneficiaries skilled that they can now work professionally with dignity and respect and more than anything else without fear that they will be stopped from learning. They can now give shape to their dreams and make it a reality.

 Maitri and our donors together can make a difference.

Final Display of Creations after Training
Final Display of Creations after Training
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Apr 18, 2017
Empowering Women through Skill Development

By Arushi Dhawan | Project Officer

Jan 20, 2017
Communities made aware of gender-based violence

By Tara Rana | Communications & Fundraising Officer

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