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International Women’s Day (IWD) Celebration at Kadam Badhate Chalo Locations

07 Mar 2017  --  09 Mar 2017



This Women’s Day, Let’s #BeBoldForChange
On the occasion of International Women’s Day (March 8), PRIA is tying up with partners in locations across India to celebrate, through a variety of activities, the importance of women and girls in every sphere of life.

In Najafgarh, Siliguri, Chitrakoot and Jhansi, issues of violence against women and safe holi will take centre stage in discussions, street plays and youth rallies. Siliguri will also see sports activities, a mothers’ meeting at which findings of a Participatory Safety Audit will be shared and a discussion on the importance of IWD during the morning assembly at Deshbandhu Vidyapeeth Girls’ High School, while a puppet show will be held in Chitrakoot.

In Jaipur, apart from an IWD celebration with an all-women’s group, KBC youth from Baba Ram Dev Basti will speak on the #AisaKyun campaign, which is intended to raise questions about everyday realities and situations that are taken for granted or considered uncomfortable, awkward or taboo. The #AisaKyun campaign will also be discussed in Varanasi with local shops, vendors and auto-drivers.

PRIA will also participate in district-level events in Raipur and Hyderabad, the former involving women sanitation workers and the latter an opportunity to talk about safe workplaces for women. Meanwhile, there are other kinds of cultural activities planned as well. Kalimpong will be the venue for an evening of poetry, dance, folk songs and storytelling in celebration of the brave women of the hills and a theatre and photography workshop will be held in Panipat.     

These events will bring a range of stakeholders together, including KBC youth, women’s groups, schools, partner organisations, and communities to raise significant issues and generate awareness about them, while also highlighting the role and the potential of women in society. More than a hundred years since IWD was first celebrated, conditions for women around the world have changed considerably but staggering range of issues persist at home, in school, at the workplace and in society, issues that must be faced with resolute courage and determination on a daily basis. It is thus a day on which to acknowledge the struggles and the need for continued efforts to make the world a safer, freer and more gender-equal place.



 Event Description

Najafgarh - Yadav Bhawan

7th March

  • Discussion on VAW, Law enforcement and Safe Holi

Sonepat, Harayna -Lodha Basti

8th March

  • Theatre and photography workshop with Delhi Photography Club.

Siliguri - Shikarpur Tea Garden

8th March

  • A joint IWD programme with Child in Need Indatitute (CINI) and Nari Kalyan Samiti
  • Kadam Badhate Chalo youth will organize a football game for the girls and other games for women.

Siliguri - Ward no 35

8th March

  • A mothers’ meeting will be held, where Kadam Badhate Chalo youth will share the findings of Participatory Safety Audit (PSA) and take inputs from them

Siliguri - Ward no 18

8th March

  • Street play by the youth group on VAW/G and discussion on PSA

Siliguri - Ward no 1

8th March

  • A mothers’ meeting with be held where the youth group will conduct sports activities

Siliguri - Deshbandhu Vidyapeeth Girls High School

8th March

  • Discussion on the importance of women’s day in the assembly

Jaipur - Shaheed Smarak,
near Govt. Hostel

8th March

  • IWD celebration with All Women Group
  • Kadam Badhate Chalo youth from Baba Ram Dev Basti will be speaking on #AisaKyun.

Banda and Chitrakoot – Bargadi Kisan Bhawan, in front of GSI 
Govt. Intercollege

8th March

  • Puppet show
  • Rally by the youth on VAW
  • Youth will prepare a memorandum on developing a relationship with the local police to proactively deal with instances of VAW/G, which will be shared with the local Police Station.

Kalimong - Gurung Residence, 16th Mile, Upper Pagong

8th March

  • Cultural programme with Nari Jagran Sangathan (dance, folk songs, storytelling and poetry)

Varanasi, Cholapur Block - local market

9th March

  • #AisaKyun Campaign - discussion and raising questions with the community.
  • Dialogue with the local shops, local vendors, auto-drivers, regarding the problems faced by the female auto-drivers.

Jhansi, Babina - Rajkiya High School, Khajraha Bujurg

9th March

  • Youth will take out a rally in the community on VAW and how to play safe holi.
  • The youth is also preparing a play on VAW/G.


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