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April 7, 2017
Photo Gallery, Women’s Resource Centre
Project Name: ‘Promoting Education and Safe Spaces for Women and Girls’
Beneficiaries: Adolescent girls and boys
Geographical coverage: Delhi
Duration: 16 days (during 16 Days of Activism)
Project Description: UNFPA supported CEQUIN’s Kickstart Equality campaign being run in partnership with the Development Aid Programme (DAP) of the Government of Australia. The ICTs were created to increase awareness on the issue of human rights and CEQUIN distributed these amongst 200 students in Delhi. During the ’16 Days of Activism,’ more than 100 students participated in a flash-mob which mentioned the importance of non-discrimination and gender equality. This flash-mob was posted on Youtube- ‘Kickstart Equality.’ The engagement and gender sensitistion of the boys helped CEQUIN to open the minds of a very closed community to the issue of gender equality, non-discrimination and VAWG, as these role models did onwards sensitisation in community.
Project Name: Empowerment of Adolescent Girls’ in Mewat
Beneficiaries: Adolescent girls
Geographical coverage: Mewat, Haryana
Duration: 1 year
Project Description: The objective of this programme was the empowerment of girls through targeted interventions, leadership skills, life skills and innovative outreach mechanisms such as football for girls. Within the particular project, CEQUIN ran football camps in the 5 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBV) and 10 Co-ed schools in Mewat, which included sessions on health, livelihoods, etc along with technical football sessions.The methodology used by CEQUIN was empowerment of girls through football. The intervention with the KGBV aimed at building the girls’ confidence. leadership and developing capacity in a safe and comfortable setting, while the intervention with girls in the co-ed schools aimed at building confidence, leadership, shattering stereotypes and encouraging the girls to claim their space in a mix-gender environment. Out of school girls’ capacity building, knowledge creation, linking back to education and livelihoods took place through community camps. CEQUIN also engaged with the boys of the community to generate awareness on gender discrimination, the need to end gender based violence and to create role models who advocate for the women and girls within their communities.