Save Indian Family
Foundation Day
• 2000: Menace of false 498A prompts some
of the veteran members to write their
story on different forums of internets
• 2...
It all started with a Dream ….
3
The Challenge was immense…
4
What to do then?
5
But How ?????........
6
• Internet was the Tool
• Run multiple helplines across cities
• Create Websites
• Create Blogs
• Media Awareness
• Create...
• Concept of Weekly meeting emerged
• First weekly meeting in Delhi in April 2005.
• First weekly meeting in Mumbai in Aug...
Media recognizes us …
First Article of Save Indian Family in Media 9
Kolkota chapter is born - 2006
Media recognizes our pain…
Late Capt. Sudhir Anand…shares his pain in Zindagi Live 10
Kolkota chapter is born - 2006
Now….SIF gets more than 500 print and electronic article every year
Media recognizes us …
11
Washington Post corrects wrong reporting of wife abuse in India
SIF starts making its presence felt…
12
Pond’s withdraws its campaign on DV on women with in 17 days
SIF starts making its presence felt…
“Golden Pond’s makes wav...
Protest moves from Internet to Ground Level
First All India protest at Jantar Mantar – July 200714
Representations to Government on SHWB
SIF makes inroads into law making process
15
Demand for Men Welfare Ministry
Lucknow chapter is born - 2007
Hyderabad chapter is born - 2007
SIF Expands its scope
Cele...
All India Forgotten Women Association/MASI
SIF : Women Wing is Born
17
Protest in front of NCW
SIF : Women Wing
18
Vizag Chapter is born…
First National Meet at Goa
19
It was a Media Carnage
Chandigarh chapter is born
Second National Meet at Shimla
20
Fourth National Meet at Kolkata
21
Delhi Police Commissioner Issues Circular on arrest guideline
Some Relief for 498A in Delhi
22
Some relief on immediate arrests by Police
Cr PC 41(A) Amendment
• SIF uses RTI to find the implementation of Cr PC
41(A) ...
Government does not have the courage to make sweeping changes
SIF Member Petition forces Government to form
Parliamentary ...
Majority Demand 498A to be Bailable
Law Commission calls for suggestions on 498A
25
Protest Outside Indian High Commission-UK
SIF Oversees
26
Marital Justice - UK
SIF Oversees
27
7 RCR Protest, May 1, 2013
SIF : NextGen come up with Newage Protests
28
29
What started from couple of cities….
….today Weekly Meeting is running across 15+ cities30
Touched 1 lac+ lives with counselling, guidance
40+ NGOs across the globe
Helplines for Men in 35+ cities
5000+newspaper r...
Future – Vital Action Areas
SIF
Men’s rights awareness in Society
Change Existing laws like 498a / DV STOP New laws from f...
Challenges
• SIF is a free model (No fees for counseling, guidance)……lot of
pressure from select groups to convert into pa...
The Future
• Next Generation has to take it
forward…. Take forward the NGOs
• 100 Local chapters/NGO
• 80G NGO - At least ...
Platform for Harassed Husbands to bond and relieve stress
SIF : Fun Time
35
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  1. 1. Save Indian Family Foundation Day
  2. 2. • 2000: Menace of false 498A prompts some of the veteran members to write their story on different forums of internets • 2003: First blog http://misuseof498a.clawz.com/ http://dowry-law-misuse.tripod.com/ • Organisations already working for “Victims of false 498A” find each other on net • 2003:Form misusedowryact yahoo group • Sangabalya, Bangalore, Purush Surakhsha, Nasik, Men Cell, Delhi – already running helpline Before Save Indian Family… March 10, 2005 “Save Indian Family” movement is born with the formation of “saveindianfamily” yahoo group 2003-2005: Momentum is slow placed 2005 : Shift in “Strategy”. Look beyond 498A. Focus on Saving Indian Family 2
  3. 3. It all started with a Dream …. 3
  4. 4. The Challenge was immense… 4
  5. 5. What to do then? 5
  6. 6. But How ?????........ 6
  7. 7. • Internet was the Tool • Run multiple helplines across cities • Create Websites • Create Blogs • Media Awareness • Create NGOs • CREATE AWARENESS….Spread across the CITIES Action Plans were made…. Only organisation running nationwide Volunteer based Helpline for men..today we have helplines in 35+ cites 7
  8. 8. • Concept of Weekly meeting emerged • First weekly meeting in Delhi in April 2005. • First weekly meeting in Mumbai in August 2005 Human Touch was NEEDED…. Weekly meetings become backbone of our movement Men can share the pain, cases, hug, bond and make friendships 8
  9. 9. Media recognizes us … First Article of Save Indian Family in Media 9
  10. 10. Kolkota chapter is born - 2006 Media recognizes our pain… Late Capt. Sudhir Anand…shares his pain in Zindagi Live 10
  11. 11. Kolkota chapter is born - 2006 Now….SIF gets more than 500 print and electronic article every year Media recognizes us … 11
  12. 12. Washington Post corrects wrong reporting of wife abuse in India SIF starts making its presence felt… 12
  13. 13. Pond’s withdraws its campaign on DV on women with in 17 days SIF starts making its presence felt… “Golden Pond’s makes waves with ad”- Dec’ 2006 “Pond’s India in association with The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM, which is the women’s fund at the United Nations) had launched a print and TV campaign against domestic violence. Launched in November, the campaign was withdrawn by the first week of December.”-DNA. Dec 27, 2006 “Industry sources reveal that Ponds creamed back its campaign since a small group of activists started raising Cain against the campaign and threatened to take the matter to court.” DNA. Dec 27, 2006 13
  14. 14. Protest moves from Internet to Ground Level First All India protest at Jantar Mantar – July 200714
  15. 15. Representations to Government on SHWB SIF makes inroads into law making process 15
  16. 16. Demand for Men Welfare Ministry Lucknow chapter is born - 2007 Hyderabad chapter is born - 2007 SIF Expands its scope Celebrates International Men’s Day 16
  17. 17. All India Forgotten Women Association/MASI SIF : Women Wing is Born 17
  18. 18. Protest in front of NCW SIF : Women Wing 18
  19. 19. Vizag Chapter is born… First National Meet at Goa 19
  20. 20. It was a Media Carnage Chandigarh chapter is born Second National Meet at Shimla 20
  21. 21. Fourth National Meet at Kolkata 21
  22. 22. Delhi Police Commissioner Issues Circular on arrest guideline Some Relief for 498A in Delhi 22
  23. 23. Some relief on immediate arrests by Police Cr PC 41(A) Amendment • SIF uses RTI to find the implementation of Cr PC 41(A) Amendment across the country • Partial Implementation across the country…follow up by RTIs to ensure its implementation in letter and spirit 23
  24. 24. Government does not have the courage to make sweeping changes SIF Member Petition forces Government to form Parliamentary Committee on 498A 24
  25. 25. Majority Demand 498A to be Bailable Law Commission calls for suggestions on 498A 25
  26. 26. Protest Outside Indian High Commission-UK SIF Oversees 26
  27. 27. Marital Justice - UK SIF Oversees 27
  28. 28. 7 RCR Protest, May 1, 2013 SIF : NextGen come up with Newage Protests 28
  29. 29. 29
  30. 30. What started from couple of cities…. ….today Weekly Meeting is running across 15+ cities30
  31. 31. Touched 1 lac+ lives with counselling, guidance 40+ NGOs across the globe Helplines for Men in 35+ cities 5000+newspaper reporting/articles, 200+ electronic media 4 books published by SIF members 15+ Governement Representations..6 in person 31 8500+ SIF Yahoo group members/10+ websites
  32. 32. Future – Vital Action Areas SIF Men’s rights awareness in Society Change Existing laws like 498a / DV STOP New laws from forming Long term 10-20 yrs 32
  33. 33. Challenges • SIF is a free model (No fees for counseling, guidance)……lot of pressure from select groups to convert into paid model • Sustaining local meetings • Only people falsely implicated by gender bias laws are our sympathizers….General society not empathetic to us • Shelf life of an activist is till the time his case is on • Corporate/Govt Funding for the cause is still a challenge 33
  34. 34. The Future • Next Generation has to take it forward…. Take forward the NGOs • 100 Local chapters/NGO • 80G NGO - At least 10 nos • Attract corporate CSR fund • Magazine , Documentary , movie • Mass awareness in election through our men-i-festo • Single number help line like call centers • Legal Team for PIL , judgments • Political team-- align with MP/MLA • Mass awareness programmes • Provide Job for Jobless men 34
  35. 35. Platform for Harassed Husbands to bond and relieve stress SIF : Fun Time 35

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