Access is Empowerment – Narratives of Indian Women
Event Host – Center for Social Research (CSR)
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Venue: 8th Floor, Church Centre for the United Nations
Date: 12th March 2019
Time: 18:15 hrs
Duration: 1 Hour
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.
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.