Project Sabla: Adressing Violence Against Women

Internationally ‘violence against women’ (VAW) is defined as gender based which is directed against a woman because she is a woman or affects women disproportionately. It is recognized as a violation of women’s human rights and fundamental freedoms. The UN Declaration on the Elimination of VAW (DEVAW) acknowledges VAW as both a cause and consequence of women’s inequality vis-à-vis men, as well as a grave form of discrimination.

Addressing VAW entails tackling the root causes of the problem from the home to the transnational arena. Under international law, States are obligated to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women, as well as act with ‘due diligence’ to prevent the violation of women’s rights. Under the due diligence standard, States have a duty to take positive action to prevent and protect women from violence, punish perpetrators of violent acts and compensate victims of violence. Compliance with this standard requires comprehensive, multi-sectorial and sustained approaches to prevent and reduce VAW.

 

Violence against Women Throughout the Life Cycle

 

  1. Pre-Birth: Effects of battering during pregnancy on birth outcomes

  2. Infancy: Female infanticide; physical, sexual and psychological abuse

  3. Girlhood: Child marriage, physical, sexual and psychological abuse, incest, child prostitution and child pornography

  4. Adolescence and Adulthood: Courtship violence (e.g. throwing acid, rape), economically coerced sex, incest, sexual abuse in the workplace, rape, sexual harassment, forced prostitution and pornography, trafficking in women, partner violence, marital rape, dowry abuse and murders, partner homicide, psychological abuse, abuse of women with disabilities, forced pregnancy, so called honor killing

  5. Elderly: Forced ‘suicide’ or homicide of widows for economic reasons, sexual, physical and psychological abuse

 

Program Objectives:

  1. Building evidence on the interventions within this initiative and evaluating its effectiveness in reduction of prevalence and perception of violence by women and girls (VAW).

  2. To take multi-pronged approaches to promote gender equality and empowerment of women and girls at the community level.

  3. Creating enabling environment at the ULB level to address Violence against Women

 

Strategies:

  • Promotion of attitudes, skills, beliefs and behaviors that foster positive intimate partnerships and other social relationships based on mutual respect, equality and trust.

  • Promotion of institutional or community wide norms, practices and policies to foster a social climate that promotes respect, equality and non-violence.

  • Promotion of social norms, policies and laws that support gender and economic equality, non-violence and respect for human rights.

 

Activity Details:

Women Empowerment

  1. Thematic monthly meetings on SHG:

    1. Gender Inequality

    2. Forms of Gender Based Violence

    3. Child Marriage

    4. Dowry and Rights in a marriage

    5. Distress Management

    6. Sanitation and Hygiene

  2. Training of SHGs on

    1. Violence Against Women and Legal Provisions- 3 Days

  3. Legal support through lawyer

  4. Interface meetings with Police and Mahila Thana

  5. Interface with Various service providers:

    1. Anganwadi

    2. School

    3. Ward Office

    4. Jan Mitra Kendra

    5. Protection Officers

    6. Municipal Corporation

 

Adolescent Health

  1. Thematic monthly meetings on:

    1. Gender Inequality

    2. Forms of Gender Based Violence

    3. Child Marriage

    4. Dowry and Rights in a marriage

    5. Distress Management

    6. Adolescent Health

    7. Menstrual Hygiene

    8. Sanitation

  2. Training of Adolescent Groups on

    1. Menstrual Hygiene, Personal Hygiene, Reproductive Health- 1 Day

    2. Violence Against Women and Legal Provisions- 2 Days

  3. Legal support through lawyer

  4. Interface meetings with Police and Mahila Thana

  5. Video shows- Meena Series of UNICEF , and Violence Against Women

  6. Training on Adolescent Reporters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call us:

91-74157-64492

91-99935-92492

 

Email: sambhavngo@gmail.com

Find us: 

Gargi House, 93-A, Balwant Nagar

Gandhi Road, Gwalior-474002

Madhya Pradesh, India

Constitution : Sambhav is registered under M.P Society registration Act 1973

Date of Registration :19th July 1988, Registration No: 20301

Registrations:

· Registered under the provisions of sec-12 A and 80-G of Income Tax Act-1961,

· PAN –AALFS8755R,

· TAN-BPL S05960D

· TIN-23385207347

· FCRA No.063280004R,Dated 18.02.1991

· ISO 9001:2000 Certified