Community Intervention Program
Mahilapanchay at Delhi Commission For Women: Delhi Commission for Women has started the ‘Mahila Panchayat’ programme, which is an on-going project in the national capital region and was started in Satat since 2014. This programme works in collaboration with non-governmental institutions in setting up a grass-root level system which caters to the problems that women face in everyday lives. The problems may range from lack of maintenance on the part of the husband or the husband’s family, harassment- sexual, physical, harassment at work, domestic violence, problems with the neighbors, property and so on.
Free of Violence Safe Metropolitan Spaces for Women and Girls: A Study in Delhi
Another study on ‘Violence- Free Safe Metropolitan Spceas for women and girls in Delhi’ was carried out supported by Indian Council For Social Science Research’. It focuses on violence in the public domain, including sexual harassment; staring, physical and sexual assault, rape, stalking, passing lewd comments etc. Women and girls experience various forms of sexual harassment,
molestation and violence in public spaces, and often fail to report it due to fear of censure or restriction of movement by their families, or simply because they believe the issue would be trivialised by the police. Report brings out some concrete sugegstions and recommendations on gender sensitization, socialization of boys to respect women and treat women as equal partners and equal citizens.
Girls expression of sexual and reproductive experiences through Art (Photo Credit: Victoria Nivedita).