The project supports women and children to know about and stand up for their rights - awareness raising through street theatre and empowerment workshops, against gender and caste oppression.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Caste and gender based discrimination is still prevalent in India. Poverty, illiteracy, addiction, superstition, health threats and female foeticides are regular features of the society. Women are subordinated in the male dominated culture and child marriage is a widely accepted practice. Illiteracy and lack of income generation skills make women vulnerable. So both women and men needs a change of mindset and of attitude in order to develop for a better life.
How will this project solve this problem?
Through advocacy and awareness raising programms using traditional street theatre, story telling, and workshops. Women learn that it's illegal to be treated badly because of caste and gender prejudice eg. that men don't have a right to beat them.
Potential Long Term Impact
The street theatre programme reach several 1000 of women, but of course also men come to see the traditional Indian way of infotainment. So the whole community learns about skillful and harmful behavior, about rights and opportunities.
Total Funding Received to Date: $60
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $60 . The original project funding goal was $13,000.