Women and Child Empowerment Project - Prabodhini

by Karuna Deutschland e.V.

Summary

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.
$60
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.karunadeutschland.org
German charity fundraising for Prabodhini

Organization Information

Karuna Deutschland e.V.

Location: Essen, Germany - Germany
Project Leader:
Susanne Traud-Dubois
Founder
Essen, Germany

Funded Project!

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

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