Two wonderful & uplifting stories are doing the rounds in the media these days: 1. The Army to open up to women in combat roles 2. Three women pilots to fly Sukhoi soon I would like to add two more to these: (a) Women in CRPF are already in combat roles within and outside the... Continue Reading →
Delighted to share with you a song which celebrates all the programmes that I've been running at Mahila Samman Prakoshth. Sung by Jaya of the Zindagi rock band. Hope you enjoy this attempt to spread our message through music!
by Sutapa Sanyal Sharing some letters I've received. Grateful for the support from organizations like UNICEF and Save the Children who are doing phenomenal work for children and women in India.
Studies, Research Work and Discussions Directed towards Issues concerning Women and Children The Issue Researching about relevant issues, and generating discussions and dialogues around them is a sine qua non for the growth of any organization. This thought is amply reflected in this programme. Tie-ups of MSP with research institutions, reputed NG0s, universities and individual... Continue Reading →
by Sutapa Sanyal The Issue In various national and State surveys, nearly 90% of women have admitted to experiencing sexual harassment in public spaces in some form. It is a very pernicious problem, having far-reaching consequences and negatively impacting a woman in more ways than one. The Program The efforts of Mahila Samman Prakoshth... Continue Reading →
by Sutapa Sanyal Sexual harassment during commuting is a very commonplace occurrence as revealed by various studies and researches and has an incidence as high as 90%. Such incidents affect the lives of female commuters in more ways than one can normally imagine. The Prakoshth is working with traffic police, auto drivers, city... Continue Reading →
The Issue Lack of legal literacy is a major handicap in the process of right-based women empowerment measures. The Solution One of the most effective methods of ensuring rights of women is to build their capacity in asking for those rights, by disseminating knowledge about the laws of the land related to them. The... Continue Reading →
by Sutapa Sanyal As part of Mahila Samman Prakoshth's "AKSHAYA" program, the girl students of schools and colleges are learning the basics of self–defence. The program also focuses on developing the girls' confidence, a positive body language and self- image. It not only makes them aware of possible situations where Gender-based Violence can occur,... Continue Reading →
Capacity-building of Police Personnel through Gender Sensitization Workshops / Trainings by Sutapa Sanyal NAVCHETNA: “NEW CONSCIOUSNESS” Capacity-building of Police Personnel through Gender Sensitization Workshops / Trainings "The fight is won in the training"- Eddie Alvarez The Issue and the Response With the plethora of social legislations being framed in the country for the security and... Continue Reading →