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.
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.
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.
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.
German charity fundraising for Prabodhini
Karuna Deutschland e.V.
Essen, Germany - Germany