Violence against Women - Aid for Change

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Violence against Women - Aid for Change

  1. 1. Every 77 minutes…
  2. 2. A dowry death occurs in India. National Crime Records Bureau - 2012
  3. 3. Every 9 minutes…
  4. 4. A case of cruelty is committed by a husband or his relative against a married woman in India. National Crime Records Bureau - 2012
  5. 5. Every 3 minutes…
  6. 6. A crime against a woman is committed in India. National Crime Records Bureau - 2012
  7. 7. In India, 57% of boys and 53% of girls think...
  8. 8. It is justified for a husband to beat his wife. UNICEF Adolescents Report - 2012
  9. 9. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Congo Afghanistan Pakistan India Somalia
  10. 10. Most dangerous countries in the world for Women. Thomas Reuters Foundation - 2011
  11. 11. Crimes Against Women Insult to the Modesty of Women 4% Dowry Death Dowry Prohibition Act 3% 4% Rape 10% Immoral Traffic (P) Act & others 1% Cruelty by Husband or his Relatives 44% Kidnapping & Abduction 16% Assault on Women with Intent to Outrage her Modesty 18% National Crime Records Bureau - 2012
  12. 12. Difficulties faced by Women survivors • Lack of Awareness • Lack of Health Services • Access to Legal Remedies • No Income • Social Stigma • No Adequate Machinery
  13. 13. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMME OF SWISSAID INDIA
  14. 14. Strategies
  15. 15. Government Machinery • Advocacy at the state and national level (NGO partners, national networks) • Sensitization and training programs on gender, gender based violence and Domestic Violence laws
  16. 16. Civil Society Organizations • Sensitization, training and capacity building of Self Help Groups, federations, members of regional/state level networks on gender, counseling and the law
  17. 17. Community • Enhancing awareness, sensitivity on Domestic Violence issue • Building correct perspective on Domestic Violence • Promoting community level groups for supporting Domestic Violence survivors
  18. 18. Survivor and her family • Building correct Violence perspective on Domestic • Counseling • Legal awareness, legal aid for restoration of justice • Survivor support groups
  19. 19. Highlights of 2012
  20. 20. Promotion of Community Support Groups • Community support groups of women - 239 villages • Community support groups of men - 124 villages
  21. 21. Setting up of Counseling Centres • 14 Counseling centres set up for providing counseling and legal counseling for survivors of domestic violence • Staff of 6 centres received training on operations/ systems/ documentation of counseling centre and on feminist counseling
  22. 22. Sensitization and Training of Service Providers • 200 service providers including lawyers, judges, health workers and protection officers • 15 Community based Organizations from Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh sensitized on Gender based Violence and oriented on PWDV Act
  23. 23. Gender Education Programme • 71 Schools colleges and • 5800 students • 300 boys and 325 girls showed changes in attitude and behaviour
  24. 24. Domestic Violence Cases addressed…
  25. 25. • In total 1362 cases addressed • 171 cases filed in courts under PWDV Act
  26. 26. Overall…
  27. 27. 27, 624 women were benefitted in 2012 through our programmes.
  28. 28. ABOUT US
  29. 29. • SWISSAID is an international aid organization working in 10 countries • In India, since 1960 • Working in Maharashtra, MP and Chhattisgarh • Work through a network of Grass root Organizations and NGOs • AID FOR CHANGE is an initiative of SWISSAID for its India programmes
  30. 30. Asia: India and Myanmar (Burma) Africa: Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Tanzania and Chad Latin America: Ecuador, Colombia and Nicaragua Switzerland: Public relations projects and development policies Worldwide 137 people work for SWISSAID, including 31 staff in Switzerland
  31. 31. Our Campaigns…. Campaign focusing on ensuring food availability throughout the year and increased nutrition for underprivileged communities. Campaign focusing on increasing annual income of households through sustainable livelihood creation for small & marginal farmers and disadvantaged groups. Campaign focusing on reducing domestic violence and increasing gender parity thereby empowering women.
  32. 32. YOUR SUPPORT IS REQUIRED TO…
  33. 33. SUPPORT US TO Create Mass awareness across villages on Domestic Violence Cover Gender Education Programme for School children Engage men across villages in addressing the issue of Domestic Violence Set up and run Counseling Centres for survivors of violence Organize workshops for Service Providers on Domestic Violence issues and Laws
  34. 34. THANK YOU!

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