On March 14, 1972: Irom Chanu Sharmila also known as the “Iron Lady of Manipur” was born. A civil rights and political activist who has been an idol and a source of inspiration to me in keeping this fight alive. As a mark of respect to her indomitable spirit in fighting for what is right, on March 14, 2012 the One Mission = Stop Violence Against Women Campaign will be held.
Stop Violence Against Women Saree:
A cotton saree with 2000 documented reports of violence against women taken from www.maps4aid.com printed on it. Miniature versions of awareness posters also will be printed on the sarees. A list of bloggers taking part in the event along with their blog entry will also be printed as shown in the image below. Once printed, the sarees along with a detailed PDF report of the 200o documented incidents of Violence Against Women, 100 Blogs entries in PDF e-book Format and an album collection of the posters will be sent out 10 chosen decision makers in the country. This list will be decided by conducting a poll and noting down all your suggestions. The purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness by involving the online community and to spread the message in a creative and effective way.
Bloggers! Help this cause by lending your voice. You can submit blogs that you have already written or you can write afresh for the campaign. All your blog entries will be added to vawreport.wordpress.com .
You can base your blogs on the posters and infograpghics available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/maps4aid
Violence Against Women in India : Dowry Harassment, Dowry Deaths, Honour Killing, Child Sexual Abuse, Human Trafficking, Female infanticide, Female Foeticide, Witch Hunting, Street Sexual Harassment, Sexual Harassment at Work, Domestic Violence.
To join as a blogger please use the form below and you will receive an email with the details. Thank you so much for your support!
Efforts are on to develop and test a Complete and OpenSource Solution to Report, Track and Fight Violence Against Women. These tools along with the required training modules will be provided free of cost to all interested State Commissions for Women. This will be done during the first week of April once the testing and complete tool set is ready. Dates for the release will be announced on March 14,2012. Interested NGOs, State Commissions for Women, Child Rights Panel Members can contact to suggest any particular functionality that they may need. Your inputs will be very useful to the Project.
The Campaign is in an initial stage and i would love to hear from everyone on how to make this more effective and involve more people. 🙂