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End the Silence! Support the 2020 Prajnya 16 Days Campaign against Gender Violence

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Fundraising appeal for the 2020 Prajnya 16 Days Campaign against Gender Violence 2020.

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End the Silence! Support the 2020 Prajnya 16 Days Campaign against Gender Violence

  1. 1. Pandemics often exacerbate existing inequalities for women and girls, as well as discrimination of other marginalized groups including LGBTQ+ people… – International Planned Parenthood Federation.
  2. 2. and gender-based violence Depression Inflation Recession Unemployment Uncertainty Deaths With COVID-19, we are witnessing a rise in … Displacement
  3. 3. Lockdown: NCW receives 315 domestic violence complaints in April
  4. 4. …With almost 57% of the women in India not having access to phones, their options for registering complaints under the lockdown are now limited.” “A girl being physically abused to get married and a man seeking protection for her sister being beaten at her in-laws home … … the lockdown has locked the abuser and the victim together.”
  5. 5. “I’m calling you from the ration shop as I’m scared to talk from home. My husband lost his factory job a month ago and is always in the house. He beats me in front of the kids, doesn’t help around [the house] and flings the liquor bottle at me if I try to reason things with him. I’m trapped in my own house. Please help!” Photo credit: BCCL
  6. 6. This is not the first time we are reading these headlines and it won’t be the last. Across the globe, thousands live this story every day. They lived it before COVID-19 and they will live it after COVID-19… …unless we END THE SILENCE!
  7. 7. Gender discrimination begins at conception and continues through the lifetime. We must anticipate the consequences of children losing parents to the virus and being open to trafficking, exploitation and forced marriage. We know this and can prevent it now.”Dr. Swarna Rajagopalan, Managing Trustee, Prajnya “ALL forms of gender-based violence increase in a crisis. When we lockdown, we must consider the vulnerability of children, women and gender minorities to violence and abuse.
  8. 8. Violence against women isn’t a private concern. It affects every single one of us at every stage of life. Every year, Prajnya organises the 16 Days Campaign against Gender Violence. Why? To raise awareness of the different ways in which women in particular are vulnerable to violence, at home, at their place of work, on campuses and in public spaces. When? 25 November to 10 December Where? At multiple locations across Chennai Our Goal To Break the Silence on Gender Violence
  9. 9. Our Campaign Canvas Includes Partnering with Chennai Police to discuss digital security issues. Groped? Pinched? Violated? Crafting a visual protest against sexual harassment. Seminars | Trainings | Workshops Rallies| Safety Audits |Public Forums Theatre| Poetry| Music ‘Chennai Men Say NO! to Violence against Women’ video series
  10. 10. About Us Prajnya is a Chennai-based non-profit working in the areas of gender equality and peace education since 2007. Gender Equality Resource Centre Publications 16 Days Campaign Against Gender Violence Workplace sexual harassment trainings for corporates Peace Education Teacher Trainings Citizenship Education School Activities This is a snapshot of our activities. To know more about our work, visit www.prajnya.in.
  11. 11. Why should you care?
  12. 12. Because
  13. 13. Support the 2020 Prajnya 16 Days Campaign against Gender Violence http://prajnya.in/give Background music credit: Peder B. Helland - Bright Future By donating, you let us know that you stand for a gender violence free world. And that you value our work.