Gender based violence is the common phenomenon in almost all the countries. Religions, Customs, age – old prejudices has been the major factors. Apart from these factors, meagre participation of women in education, economic spheres and the value system which has been against women have made women dependent on men. All these factors have made women ignorant of their rights and if not, they do not have easy access to justice.

Violence can be of different forms. Physical violence which includes assault, serious injuries or burns etc. Sexual violence which includes extreme form of rape resulting in taking away the dignity of a person. Verbal abuse which includes use of filthy language etc. Social violence which includes humiliation from the community. Emotional violence includes depriving a person from love, care, concern etc. Other forms of violence includes financial, violence, denial of education, access to health facilities etc. Gender Based Violence that threatens the well being, rights and dignity of women has emerged as the global issue.

The issues related to gender based violence are being raised and discussed in different forums. Shakti Vahini in partnership with US Consulate, Kolkata and other local stakeholders is organizing a three day workshop to address issues related Gender based Violence and Inequality on 28th February, 1st & 2nd March, 2017 at Raddisson Blu, Ranchi. The workshop titled “woMEn: Understanding my Responsibility in Addressing Gender-Based Violence and Inequality” is one of the series of workshops that have been planned across east and north east India to focus efforts on strengthening gender equality on university campuses and also the global fight to end gender based violence.

The workshop has been attended by nearly 50 students belonging to various universities and colleges of Jharkhand, Bihar and Delhi such as Delhi school of Social Work, Lady Sri Ram College for Women, Amity University, Miranda House, Karim City College, Mrs KMPM Vocational College, Marwari College, Xaviers College, XISS, CUJ, Jain College, ICFAI University, RAI University, Bokaro SC College, Chas College, NLS, AIT, Kolhan University and BS City College.



“WOMEN: Understanding my Responsibility in Addressing Gender-Based Violence and Inequality”