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The Prajnya TeamApril-May 2013http://www.prajnya.in
Who we are Prajnya is a Chennai-based non-profit centre working on issues relating to peace, justice andsecurity. Prajny...
Making visible women’s contribution to societyThe Prajnya Resource Centre on Women in Politics and Policy works ondocument...
Ending the silence around gender-based violenceEvery one of us knows someone who has experienced emotional, physical or se...
Teaching peace When violence dominates both news and entertainment, how do you teach a child thedifference between them?...
A sample of recent and ongoing activitieshttp://www.prajnya.inA film festival on gender violencefeaturing films of courage...
Prajnya in the Presshttp://www.prajnya.in
The people behind PrajnyaTrustees Swarna Rajagopalan, Ph.D., ManagingTrustee, a political analyst and consultant Shilpa ...
Need of the hourPrajnya completed five years of work in September 2012and we have miles to go before we sleepWe hope you w...
Appeal for donation for FY13-14We’ve started this year,with a little change in our pocketsand the anticipation that you, o...
Deepening awareness about gender violenceThrough moreTrainingDialogueResearch-based information initiativesClosed, foc...
Recording women’s voices and storiesThrough more LifeStories interviews Prajnya Archives outreach And making accessible...
We also needto find space for an office,to find money to rent and maintain the space,to find money for salaries for the pe...
To summariseBetween April 14 and May 31, 2013, Prajnya is trying toraiseRs. 300,000.00 (Rs. 3 lakhs)to support its activit...
Can you please help us? By cheque or DD (payable at Chennai) in the name of “The Prajnya Trust” to our registeredoffice a...
You can also help bySharing this appeal with others. Adding a little note tointroduce us would help.Organising a fundrai...
We look forward to interacting with you on…http://www.prajnya.inhttps://twitter.com/prajnya https://www.facebook.com/prajn...
THANK YOU!THANK YOU!For reading this.For supporting us.For your donation.We are, we function,because you support us.htt...
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Prajnya: Who we are and why we need your support

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A fundraising appeal for Prajnya with an introductory description of who we are, what we are trying to do and why we need your help this year (2013-14).

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Prajnya: Who we are and why we need your support

  1. 1. The Prajnya TeamApril-May 2013http://www.prajnya.in
  2. 2. Who we are Prajnya is a Chennai-based non-profit centre working on issues relating to peace, justice andsecurity. Prajnya has a triple mandate for research, public education and network-building thatdetermines its activities.Prajnya’s work is presently organized into two main thematic initiatives:http://www.prajnya.inPOLITICS, SECURITY AND WOMENTo work for equality and women’s rights byaddressing the twin problems of invisibility andsilence –•The invisibility of women’s participation andwork in the public sphere through PrajnyaResource Centre on Women in Politics andPolicy•The silence that surrounds their lifelongvulnerability to violence through GenderViolence Research and Information Taskforce(GRIT)EDUCATION FOR PEACETo teach peace by –•Fostering the learning of skills conduciveto communication, healing, tolerance,reconciliation and interaction betweenpeople with divergent interests•Creating capacity for the resolution ofconflict and the creation of a sustainablepeace
  3. 3. Making visible women’s contribution to societyThe Prajnya Resource Centre on Women in Politics and Policy works ondocumentation and women’s history through two projects and allied activities:1.The LifeStories project whose interviews record individual women’s life and workexperiences in the context of public events and movements.2.The Prajnya Archives (http://www.prajnyaarchives.org), a user-generatedrepository of images of women at work and in public activities.The Centre also hosts the monthly Prajnya Women’sHistory Roundtable Series and The PSW Weblog (http://keepingcount.wordpress.com)http://www.prajnya.in
  4. 4. Ending the silence around gender-based violenceEvery one of us knows someone who has experienced emotional, physical or sexual abuse and silentlycarries the trauma within her/him. We struggle with anger, helplessness, frustration – how can we help?Can we help at all?Our work on this issues is two-fold – we want to BREAK THE SILENCE, encourage open, frankconversations (on, say, the role of men and boys in preventing violence). We also want to TRAIN peopleto recognise and respond to violence appropriately, whether at the work place or on the streets.http://www.prajnya.inThe Prajnya 16 Days Campaign against Gender Violence,organised annually since 2008, is our flagship public educationprogramme.The Gender Violence Research and Information Taskforce(GRIT) offers:•Workshops and training programmes, both overview andfocused on specific forms.•Training for specific groups, such as nursing students, onresponding to sexual and gender-based violence.The Prajnya Community Café series designed to facilitateconversations about gender violence among groups ofneighbours and friends, is another public education andoutreach effort.http://prajnya.in/grit.htm
  5. 5. Teaching peace When violence dominates both news and entertainment, how do you teach a child thedifference between them? When many adults respond to everyday household occurrences with anger andviolence, where is a child to learn how to handle difference and transform potentialconflict? How does one raise todays children so that their world can be a less violent one?http://www.prajnya.inPrajnyas Education for Peace Initiative hopes toaddress this challenge through programmes andprojects intended to create awareness and facilitatefresh thinking among children and adults alike.•The Peace Blog – prajnyaforpeace.wordpress.comhttp://www.prajnya.in/peace.htm
  6. 6. A sample of recent and ongoing activitieshttp://www.prajnya.inA film festival on gender violencefeaturing films of courage,protest, hopeMadras Week 2012:The Roads ProjectVideo campaign whereprominent Chennai mencome together to speakagainst Gender ViolenceChennai chapter of theinternational movement againststreet sexual harassmentPhotographic celebration to markcentenary of InternationalWomen’s DaysNot silence, but verse –Collection of Poetry on Genderviolence
  7. 7. Prajnya in the Presshttp://www.prajnya.in
  8. 8. The people behind PrajnyaTrustees Swarna Rajagopalan, Ph.D., ManagingTrustee, a political analyst and consultant Shilpa Anand, partner in Eastern EngineeringCompany, a pan-Indian firm involved in thetextile machinery industry Dr. D. Jayashree, an Ayurvedic physician S.Sowmya, an eminent Carnatic vocalist Anjale Stephanos, a managementprofessional Saundarya Rajesh, Founder - President ofAVTAR Career CreatorsPanel of Advisors Stephen P. Cohen, Senior Fellow, BrookingsInstitution Rajmohan Gandhi, historian and biographer,presently at the University of Illinois, Urbana Ingrid Srinath, Secretary General at CIVICUS -World Alliance for Citizen Participation Ammu Joseph, journalisthttp://www.prajnya.in… Plus A Dedicated Team Of Volunteers And ALarge, Growing Community Of Supporters!
  9. 9. Need of the hourPrajnya completed five years of work in September 2012and we have miles to go before we sleepWe hope you will become a part of our community as wenegotiate this next stretch of our journeyhttp://www.prajnya.inHELP US end the silence about gender violenceHELP US create a place to remember the countless remarkablewomen who have tried to make a differenceHELP US teach peace
  10. 10. Appeal for donation for FY13-14We’ve started this year,with a little change in our pocketsand the anticipation that you, our friends,will continue to walk with us.And we carry with us the hopethat we can be useful in the following ways.With your help and support.http://www.prajnya.in
  11. 11. Deepening awareness about gender violenceThrough moreTrainingDialogueResearch-based information initiativesClosed, focused, substantive conversationsCost: Rs. 250,000/-Rs. 200,000/- for the 2013 Prajnya 16 Days Campaign againstGender ViolenceRs. 50,000/- for other research, public education and network-building activities in this area.http://www.prajnya.in
  12. 12. Recording women’s voices and storiesThrough more LifeStories interviews Prajnya Archives outreach And making accessible and available the work we havealready done.Rs. 50,000/- would allow us to get interviews transcribed,get help to edit and post them and to have a few outreachactivities.http://www.prajnya.in
  13. 13. We also needto find space for an office,to find money to rent and maintain the space,to find money for salaries for the people who will workthere…but for now, for this drive,we are prioritising the work we dotowards Prajnya’s objectives.http://www.prajnya.in
  14. 14. To summariseBetween April 14 and May 31, 2013, Prajnya is trying toraiseRs. 300,000.00 (Rs. 3 lakhs)to support its activities in 2013-14,including the2013 Prajnya 16 Days Campaign against Gender ViolenceOther gender violence awareness activitiesWomen’s history and documentationhttp://www.prajnya.in
  15. 15. Can you please help us? By cheque or DD (payable at Chennai) in the name of “The Prajnya Trust” to our registeredoffice address. Email us (prajnyatrust@gmail.com) for an address. By electronic transfer: Account name: The Prajnya Trust Bank & branch: HDFC Bank, T.Nagar, Chennai 600 017 Account number: 02062560002557 RTGS/ NEFT IFSC: HDFC0000206 Please email us (prajnyatrust@gmail.com) to inform us of your donation, donation date,amount and transaction details. We prefer not to receive cash donations. Donations to Prajnya now qualify for tax deduction. Donations to Prajnya from 01-04-2008to 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 that we still cannot accept donations from those who are not Indian citizens orare resident abroad.http://www.prajnya.in
  16. 16. You can also help bySharing this appeal with others. Adding a little note tointroduce us would help.Organising a fundraiser for us in your circle, includingmatching a specific number of donations with one of yourown.Finding us outreach opportunities.http://www.prajnya.in
  17. 17. We look forward to interacting with you on…http://www.prajnya.inhttps://twitter.com/prajnya https://www.facebook.com/prajnyatrustOur other online resources: Prajnya Archives – http://www.prajnyaarchives.org/ The Prajnya Trust Blog – http://prajnya.wordpress.com/ The PSW Weblog -- http://keepingcount.wordpress.com/ The GRIT@Prajnya Blog - http://gritprajnya.wordpress.com/ Campaign Chronicle (Prajnya 16 Days Campaign blog) – http://prajnya16days.blogspot.in/ GRIT Gender Violence Media Resource – http://www.youtube.com/user/gritprajnya Hollaback! Chennai – http://chennai.ihollaback.org/ The Peace Blog – http://prajnyaforpeace.wordpress.com/
  18. 18. THANK YOU!THANK YOU!For reading this.For supporting us.For your donation.We are, we function,because you support us.http://www.prajnya.in

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