सिर्फ देर है, अंधेर नही

सिर्फ देर है, अंधेर नही

Category: Blog KBC Sonepat
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Sonia has been engaged with the Kadam Badhate Chalo (KBC) programme since 2013. She is resolute in her belief that interventions like KBC, which works to create youth leaders and change attitudes towards gender among young boys and girls, is the strongest and most sustainable way to social change. The title of her posts says it all: It is only a […]

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The Priceless Buffaloes of Haryana

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PRIA works with young girls in Panipat and Sonipat in Haryana, enabling them to take steps to put an end to violence against women and girls in their communities. Over two years, these young girls have found a solidarity, to make their voices heard. Yet, many women and girls continue to be un-valued and unheard in […]

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Who Is the Best Care-giver?

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Father          2.  Mother         During gender trainings and various other field visits in Haryana by PRIA, we learn astonishing facts about motherhood, what it means to be a ‘woman’ and, perhaps most interestingly, how patriarchy defines the roles of men and women. To illustrate, one of the participants in a gender training we conducted recently said very […]

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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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