Reflections from Sweet Water Day in Haryana

Reflections from Sweet Water Day in Haryana

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Will Howling, a PRIA intern from University of Victoria, Canada, reflects on his experience of celebrating Sweet Water Day with the Kadam Badhate Chalo youth from Panipat, Haryana Saturday, June 10th, saw me attend the first ever Sweet Water Day celebration in the village of Titana. The day began with much travelling, by Uber, state […]

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From Spectators to Change-makers: Youth Leadership on VAWG

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For much of my time in Jaipur, as part of my internship with PRIA, I have been conducting interviews with high- and low-level police officers, RPF commanders and youth leaders who have all been involved in Kadam Badhate Chalo (KBC). I have also had a lot of casual conversations with local friends about Violence Against Women […]

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‘Connect’ to their rotting back yards

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Forty-two years ago, a certain day was established as the day to celebrate the air we breathe, the earth we borrow to grow our crops, the water we drink, and the ecosystem we thrive in. 5th of June was crowned as World Environment Day back in 1974 and is meant to be the vanguard of […]

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India’s gender problem: The perspective of an Irish man

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India is a country of exquisite beauty. It is impossible to come here and not appreciate the warm-hearted people, the vibrant markets, the delicious food and the jaw-dropping attractions. However, if one were to look deeper into everyday life, it would become evident that the lack of gender equality is seriously hindering the nation’s development. […]

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Safe and violence-free environment… it’s a girl’s job!

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  Julie Thomas, Program Officer, is working to change attitudes towards women and girls in the villages of Sonipat and Panipat in Haryana. Amidst the many patriarchal mindsets she encounters, the courage to change among the boys and girls who participate in Kadam Badhate Chalo makes her smile.   “Ladkiya jithna awaaz nikalengi, uthne ziddi […]

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KBC Sensitised Me to Violence Against Women

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Mohit, who is pursuing his Master’s degree in Psychology at Christ College, Bangalore, did an internship at PRIA Jaipur office. In this blog post, he reflects on how KBC as a programme is an effective way to sensitise youth to the issue of Violence Against Women, not just in communities but in personal spaces as […]

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Calm Tides of Change

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PRIA has the methodology of working with youth to instigate change under Kadam Badhao Campaign. Learning to work with youth requires us to unlearn and then understand the context before we enter the field. Sudha Samyukta’s free verse has been provoked by how we need to work towards common goals of change, positive influence and […]

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क्या महिलाओं के प्रति हो रही हिंसा केवल सामाजिक व्यवस्था की देन है?

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यदि  महिलाओं को अपने ऊपर हो रहे अत्याचारों को रोकना है तो उन्हें शिक्षित होना होगा, उन्हें अपने अधिकारों के प्रति जागरूक होना होगा, हमारा सामाजिक परिवेश इसके लिए उत्तरदायी है, महिलाओं का उत्पीड़न सबसे अधिक महिलाओं द्वारा ही किया जाता है, असमानता की भावना हमारे परिवारों से ही शुरू होती है, हमें देखना है […]

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