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300,000: End the silence around gender violence: 2014 Prajnya fundraising drive

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Prajnya hopes to raise INR 300,000 between April 13 and May 31, 2014. This money will primarily support the 2014 Prajnya 16 Days Campaign against Gender Violence.
The presentation offers a glimpse into past campaigns and donation information.

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300,000: End the silence around gender violence: 2014 Prajnya fundraising drive

  1. 1. http://www.prajnya.in 300,000 That’s what we need for the 2014 Prajnya 16 Days Campaign against Gender Violence November 25-December 10, 2014
  2. 2. http://www.prajnya.in We’ve been doing this since 2008, 2014 with a sabbatical in 2011. 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013
  3. 3. http://www.prajnya.in Since 2008, our campaigns have  Reached out to hundreds of people across Chennai through our activities, and even more, online.  Engaged new organisations, communities, individuals and professional groups every year in this work.  Used a variety of media and programme formats to spread awareness, share information and frame discussions on gender violence.
  4. 4. http://www.prajnya.in 2008 Just the first year, and we managed:  18 diverse partners, from colleges to industry to retailers to other NGOs.  Workshops, symposium, oratorical and collage contests, theatre training, public lecture and even a poetry reading.  Factboxes, features, op-eds and flyers.
  5. 5. http://www.prajnya.in 2009  Public programmes including a Carnatic music concert, and a public forum.  Online activities including a wiki and a new blog.  Dialogues and programmes that linked gender violence with other issues.
  6. 6. http://www.prajnya.in 2010  Piloted a safety audit, shared during the public forum.  New partners, including the police, and new issues, including cyber- security.  Outreach to men.
  7. 7. http://www.prajnya.in 2012  Ambitious calendar: 16 days, 17 events, 9 of them public, at 14 venues!  Chennai men say NO! videos.  Campaign theme blogposts and blog symposium on literature.
  8. 8. http://www.prajnya.in 2013: Deepening awareness  Focus on training and resource creation.  Screenings and discussions, workshops, seminars, blog symposia, info-tweet sets and a film on disability and gender violence.
  9. 9. http://www.prajnya.in What do our campaigns achieve?  Open conversations on gender violence where they would not otherwise happen.  Take knowledge about rights and laws to new audiences.  Train people on how to respond to violence, experienced by themselves and others.  Highlight linkages between other social realities and gender violence.  Engage new groups of people every year in working to end the silence and the violence.
  10. 10. http://www.prajnya.in With your help, we can continue this work in 2014 The ` 300,000/- we are asking for will cover the following costs that we anticipate:  16 days of programming and activities estimated at ` 10,000/- per day.  The salary of the Campaign Coordinator and the stipend of the Media Associate.  Materials, including handouts that we use.
  11. 11. http://www.prajnya.in If we raise ` 300,000/- between April 13 and May 31, 2014, we can enter campaign planning season confident that we have the resources to execute the programmes and activities we want.
  12. 12. http://www.prajnya.in The support of individuals is vital to work like ours. Each person who contributes in any way —through money, time, resources, knowledge, networks—is saying, “I share these ideals and I value this work.”
  13. 13. http://www.prajnya.in When we count our supporters, we take a census of those who believe that it is time to move towards a violence-free, gender-just world. This is social change. You make it happen with your support.
  14. 14. http://www.prajnya.in To donate by cheque or DD  The cheque or DD should be payable to “The Prajnya Trust”  The DD should be drawn on Chennai.  You can send them to our registered office address.  Email us at prajnyatrust@gmail.com for the address, please.
  15. 15. http://www.prajnya.in To donate electronically  Account name: The Prajnya Trust Bank & branch: HDFC Bank, T. Nagar, Chennai 600 017 Account number: 02062560002557 RTGS/ NEFT IFSC: HDFC0000206  Please email us to inform us of your donation, donation date, amount and transaction details.
  16. 16. http://www.prajnya.in Useful information for donors  Donations to Prajnya qualify for tax deduction.  Donations to Prajnya from 01-04-2008 to 31-03- 2011 qualify for deduction under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961 as per I.T. Dept. Notification DIT (E) No. 2(573)2006-07 dated 26- 09-2008.  Please note: In view of the amendment brought about by Finance (No.2) Act/ 2009 regiarding automatic renewal of exemption u/S 80G, approval granted earlier to the Trust is valid in perpetuity.  We are not able to accept donations of any sort from non-Indian individuals or organizations.
  17. 17. http://www.prajnya.in We know you support our work. We can, and do, count on you. Thank you!
  18. 18. http://www.prajnya.in Get in touch!  Our website: http://www.prajnya.in  Email us: prajnyatrust@gmail.com  On Twitter: @prajnya  On Facebook: http:// www.facebook.com/prajnyatrust

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