The Disaster of Denmark

With the vision that the world has of Denmark, it comes as a surprise that only one is six Danes consider themselves to be ‘feminists’. This was announced as a result of a poll conducted by YouGov-Cambridge Globalism Project of more than 25,000 people in 23 major countries, targeting Denmark as one of the candidates because of its narrow gender pay gap, equal employment rights, and universal nursery care.
In a global survey of attitudes of gender, equal rights for both men and women and the importance and wide-spread reach of the #MeToo movement to come out and encourage women to share their voice and stories of harassment, that Denmark is one of the least feminist countries in the world.

This project was conducted three years after the country’s equality minister and member of the party Venstre, Karen Ellemann, said she did not consider herself to be a feminist. The project also found that only two out of five Danes supported the #MeToo movement and only 4% of men and 8% of women questioned in the survey had a ‘favorable’ view of the #MeToo movement. Some even raised challenges like they believed #MeToo would make men feel constrained in their relationships with women. Sara Phil was noted saying “I think some men are afraid of talking to women at work, in case they get accused of something.”

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She Guards for All

With over 40 years of experience in individual advancement and female empowerment, Centre for Social Research, in collaboration with Honda Two Wheelers, launched its Women’s Security Guard Training Program in the Mini Secretariat, Gurugram, on 29th October 2018.

We are happy to share the great success of our short film on the occasion of #CSW63- ‘Access is Empowerment’!

“It is a powerful story of courage and resilience.”- Director Of UN Women who was there to release the film.

The film lead to an extremely engaging discussion by the international community-
US, Taiwan, Korea, Iran, Pakistan, Nigeria, Canada, India, South America and representatives of the African subcontinent among many others.

We are extremely encouraged by appreciation and the demand of many to further screen and share the film!

CSR at 63rd UN CSW

Access is Empowerment – Narratives of Indian Women

Event Host – Center for Social Research (CSR)

Come watch our film about how digital empowerent has changed the lives of Indian women!!!

Feel free to join our dynamic open forum discussion after the film screening!!!

Venue: 8th Floor, Church Centre for the United Nations
Date: 12th March 2019
Time: 18:15 hrs
Duration: 1 Hour

CWG meeting in Rawalon village, Ambala (29th January 2019)

Through establishment of Community Watch Groups and Committees against Sex Selection, CSR created systems that can monitor communities’ sex-selection activities and raise awareness about related issues. The main objective of Community watch groups (CWGs) is to conduct an initial interaction between community members and Anganwadi workers. The CWG setup aims for quarterly engagement with the community members to evaluate changes in the Child Sex Ratio and to monitor the Sex-Selective activities taking place in the village.

On 28th January, the CSR team conducted the CWG meeting at Rawalon village in Ambala-1 Block of Ambala district, Haryana. The meeting was held at the anganwadi center with the help of the Anganwadi supervisor; Mrs. Chandrakanta. Rawalon village has a child sex ratio of 167 per 1000 boys. Approximately 100 people joined the meeting alongwith Sarpanch; Mr. Daljeet Singh and Anganwadi workers. The CSR team provided them with informative brochures along with the various governments’ schemes designed to benefit the future of a girl child in Haryana.
The event gathered a lot of attention of the audience. Towards the end of the program a little girl from the audience called Harmandeep Kaur also recited poetry in Hindi on BBBP. The poem indicated that one should not differentiate between a girl and boy; rather both should be given equal opportunities.

PRI Training Programme, Kurukshetra (30th January 2019)

CSR being the nodel agency for implementing Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Program conducts the PRI training program which aims for advocacy for Government Engagement at the Village and District Level in addressing BBBP. As part of the advocacy program, CSR works with Elected Representatives at Panchayat level to ensure setting up of Gudda/Guddi board, with grassroots level health workers such as Asha Bahu and Angadwadi for pregnancy registration, institutional birthing on quarterly basis.

On 30th January, the CSR team conducted the Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI) training program at Panchayat Bhawan, Kurukshetra. Kurukshetra on “National Girl Child Day”, that is, 24th January 2019 was awarded under BBBP for their work in PC/PNDT activities. The training program was presided by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO); Dr. S.S. Malha, District program officer (DPO); Meena Kapoor, Nodal officer of PC/PNDT Act and Deputy Civil Surgeon; Dr. R.K. Sahai and District Child Protection Officer (DCPO); Indu Sharma.

The PRI members for the training program were the members of the Panchayat of these villages. The objective of the training program was to make the PRI members aware about their multi-pronged roles and responsibilities under BBBP particularly involving the” Guddi-Gudda” boards, their regular maintenance and up-date, nutritional intake for girl children, preventing child-marriage and early marriage issues at their village level. For the PRI meeting the following villages were identified based on the list shared by Dr. R.K.Sahai: Helwa, Bilochpur, Azmatpur, SainaSadan, Barachpur, Bhaller, Birmangoli, BargatShahpur, Daulatpur, Khaspur, Jirbari, Khararsi, Narkatari, Dodakheri, Hingakheri, Machrolli, Bibipur, Padlu, Basantpur, Nairaingarh.

Breaking taboos, a film based on menstruation has just won an Oscar

Breaking taboos, a film based on menstruation has just won an Oscar. Period. End of Sentence, a documentary that tackles the stigma around menstruation in rural India, is available on Netflix.

The 26-minute film revolves around a group of women who use a new machine in order to create low-cost sanitary pads so that women in their village can be financial independent and at the same time improve their feminine hygiene.

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