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Vidhu commented on Stopping Violence Begins at Home

Gouri di....no doubt the idea presented through this proposal has the potential of nation wide expansion. As I said , this may lead to a movement initiated by youth .

I juts wanted to add one thing, Action India has such a unique initiative of GLI, I think this should be definitely mentioned . Also to give a boost to mass awareness generation and reaching out to youth social media can be a very good medium, as these days every hand has a mobile and increasingly an android based mobile.

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Vidhu commented on Stopping Violence Begins at Home

The unacceptably widespread issue of violence against women in India has been a growing concern and domestic violence remains even graver as it is within the four walls, under reported and gets less highlight and legal support. The nuances and the notions of patriarchy creates unequal power relations, subordinate positions of women within homes and affects women's lives and the right to live with dignity.

As we all know,even though India has an excellent law to address domestic violence against women but the ideas, beliefs and practices in the society at large, institutional biases and low public spending to implement the laws, has forced women to stay in the violent homes and society.

Action India team, I congratulate you all, for your continuous effort to empower women, support them and then advocate for better implementation of laws.

The three pronged approach of this proposal seems very empowering:
Having community level prevention mechanisms - through 'Mahila Pnachayat' and paralegal workers, making a dent in the institutions to to enhance the women's access to justice and to educate youth would definitely make a change thousands of families. The idea of this proposal has the potential to generate another level of movement in the region of NCR region where consumerism has given rise to more subtle forms of violence in the lives of women.

 Therefore to me the answer to what might a day in the life of a community member would be....'a fulfilled woman and a progressive family'