have been a victim or witness to a violence.
You can make a difference
In the words of our founder, Chennupati Vidya, Gandhian Social Change Activist, India. Vasavya Mahila Mandali
“To make ONE step is difficult to change mindset for gender equality, if that happens it is easy to take ten steps and trigger change in attitudes and behaviours… Time is now to take that one step.”
Women and children constitute more than 75% of the world population. Day in and day out there is insecurity among women and children due to increased abuse and violence. They are also part of this world to live with dignity and respect. To reach Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) we all must commit to change in the mindsets of patriarchy that brings enabling violence free environment.
Covid-19 has shown how global crises disproportionately impact women and children. The systems of protection and assistance for victims of gender-based violence were often inadequate beforehand, and the pandemic has made their limitations even more flagrant. Aware of these vulnerabilities, there is a need to integrate the gender specificities of torture and other ill-treatment and encourage the adoption of a gender lens by State actors and all relevant human rights mechanisms. During COVID lockdown and its continuation of limitation of physical distancing, still judiciary not functional and many other service providers who has to do relief and rehabilitation of victims of torture are not being back to place.
Preventing and responding to violence against women and children requires that efforts systematically address risk and protective factors at all four interrelated levels of risk: individual, relationship, community, society.
One Step in changing Mindsets of oppressing and suppressing of women due to masculinity and safety for our children. Committing for positive attitudes and behaviours for upholding dignity and respect for women and children is very essential. It should start from I, ME, MYSELF not pointing at others
Vasavya Mahila Mandali (VMM) www.vasavya.org is a Gandhian woman led secular social transformation organization from India working with communities since last 51 years will lead the Million Minds Initiative. VMM collaborates with different organisations and associations: UN, Bilateral, International, Civil society and business.
We at Vasavya Mahila Mandali, believe in the power of Million Minds, image the collective power of Million minds. The objective of this Million Minds initiative is to develop a platform to build Global community to support survivors of violence – women and children.
Worldwide one crisis helpline number in all countries for ease of victims to report
All country governments to frame action plans, allocate budgets to address shadow pandemic: violence against women and children: Prevention, redressal, rehabilitation.
One Million globally commit for Dignity of women and children to help reach UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The goal of the Million Minds is One Million globally commit for Dignity to women and children to reach SDGs.
Reach one million persons to sign and self-pledge will be launched on International Women’s Day 8th March and goes up to 2nd October 2021 Mahatma Gandhi 152nd Birth anniversary day.
Committing for positive attitudes and behaviours for upholding dignity and respect for women and children is very essential. It should start from YOU. SIGN NOW Ones you do Share to your contacts be part of change.
Dr. Bollineni Keerthi,
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