Promotion of Gender Equity

Disha firmly believes that a change in the status of women can be brought only by changing mindsets of the people. Towards this end the organisation is intervening with a number of stakeholders through a number of activities. Some of the recent activities are:

  • Students’ rallies at different places of the operational area
  • Yatras and meetings
  • Street plays and puppet shows
  • Holding of workshops and seminars
  • Participation in workshops and seminars

A special mention of two events may be made:

  • The organisation Director presented a paper on Violence against Women in India: Suffering Continues Despite Progress All Over at the International Conference on Social Welfare organised in 2002 in The Hague in The Netherlands.
  • Participation by the Director in an International Conference on Prevention of Violence against Women, organised by Braunbraud, a network organisation based in The Netherlands. Representatives from 13 countries of the world attended this conference.