CSR India

16 Days Of Activism
Theme: UNITE! Invest to prevent violence against women and girls

Violence against women and girls constituted a blatant infringement of their fundamental human rights, leading to severe immediate and long-term physical, sexual, and emotional consequences, sometimes even resulting in fatalities. Such instances hindered women’s full participation in society and detrimentally impacted their overall well-being. The repercussions extended to families, neighborhoods, and the nation at large, incurring high costs such as reduced productivity, heightened strain on healthcare systems, and increased legal expenses.

For the past four decades, the Centre for Social Research (CSR) tirelessly dedicated its efforts to empower women and young girls in India, fostering a secure, inclusive environment that provided access to economic, medical, and educational opportunities. Our unwavering objective was to eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls in India.

  • Social Media Campaign

In alignment with CSR’s holistic approach, this year, our focus during those 16 days was on raising awareness about the nature, extent, repercussions, and action plan to protect women & girls from online violence. Apart from the info graphic posts, we were also joined by our student ambassadors for a video campaign on breaking the silence against online violence.

  • Dialogue

On December 4, 2023, the Centre for Social Research (CSR) in collaboration with the Netherlands Embassy and the Women Engage Online Alliance (WEON) hosted a pivotal dialogue in New Delhi titled “Empowering Women in the Digital Age: Ensuring Online Safety and Digital Wellbeing.” The event convened a diverse assembly of experts, WEON members, dedicated individuals, and organizations advocating for women’s rights. Think tanks, advocacy groups specializing in digital safety, dynamic youth representatives, and key government stakeholders participated, creating a platform for diverse perspectives and a collective commitment to safeguarding women’s rights in the digital landscape.

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