‘Jaago Chandigarh’ Campaign Launched

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Consultation Workshop on

“Making Chandigarh Girls and Women Friendly-A step towards Human Rights City”.

 

To commemorate International Women’s Day, on March 6, 2014 Yuvsatta-an NGO based in Chandigarh, India along with  Department cum Centre for Women Studies & Development, Panjab University and State Cell of NSS (National Service Scheme), Chandigarh organized a Consultation Workshop on “Making Chandigarh Girls and Women Friendly-A step towards Human Rights City”. Mr. Justice Surya Kant, Judge, Punjab & Haryana High Court inaugurated the same at Golden Jubilee Hall of Panjab University, Chandigarh. In which over 150 students, NSS volunteers, teachers from 26 Colleges of the city, NGO & RWA representatives also participated.

 Mr. Justice Surya Kant, Judge, Punjab & Haryana High Court

In his Inaugural address, Justice Surya Kant emphasized upon changing the present discriminatory mindset against the Women. He called for a need for renewed social engineering, bridging the rural urban divide and also making accountable parents for raising brats. Prof. Pam Rajput  in her presidential address, gave a critique of social system and discrimination against women by sharing her lived experiences. She stressed upon the collective outreach campaign to eradicate the gender based violence.

 

While dwelling upon “Problems and Possible Solutions”, Prof. Manju Verma of Punjabi University, Patiala who also associated with PDHRE (People’s Movement for Human Rights Learning), US, stressed upon holistic strategies to counter gender violence. She called for a formation of a Steering committee comprising of all stake holders. In other deliberations, the prevalence, cause and remedial strategies were deliberated upon. Implementation of laws with right mind set and gender sensitization also was emphasized. Continue reading

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The 9th International Youth Peace Fest

Last year for IYPF 2013, young delegates from 30 different countries joined Yuvsatta, an NGO empowering youth for peace, in a week full of activities, programs and inspiration. Teaming up with international leaders, local colleges, universities, schools, and volunteers, the program organizers and speakers led stirring workshops on topics of environmental sustainability, international conflict, rights of girls, and building relationships.

Organized sessions were only part of the peace equation. The personal friendships and bonds created in just five days were stronger than any organizer could have planned for. After a week of eating together, learning together, playing together, and laughing together, it was clear that there was more to exchange than gifts and smiles. Continue reading

Various Photos from Campaign Partners

Pakistan 11These organizations are making a difference in the lives of girls!

View the photos from campaign partners of their activities for empowerment of girls!

Smart Education & Welfare Association (SEWA) India

Hayat Foundation Pakistan

Moving Education (India)

Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal

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