Focus Area

Health

Chetana understands the importance of health is ensuring quality of life and well being. Our health initiatives ensure accessibility of healthcare services to all. We conduct various training sessions for communities to realize the importance of good health, both mental and physical. Our efforts have raised awareness on numerous health indicators. We conduct free health medical check-up camps at various locations.

Manochetana

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is an illness caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and is considered as the biggest global health care and economic catastrophe in 100 years. High transmissibility of the virus coupled with improved and accessible travel options resulted in the global spread of the virus. The virus very rapidly became a serious public health concern globally with more than 190 countries/regions reporting confirmed COVID-19 cases. The World Health Organization categorized the COVID-19 virus as pandemic on 11th March, 2020. In India, PM Modi announced a 21-day lockdown as a containment measure which was extended to a period roughly 2 months. All transport services were suspended. This unprecedented and sudden lockdown impacted* the lives of all members of society. Mental Health being important in general, became a key challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chetana conducted webinars to assist individuals to manage their mental health during such extraordinary circumstances. Chetana conducted webinars for parents and students, focusing on ways that individuals could deal with the uncertainty and manage their professional and personal relationships. The webinars recorded huge public participation through views and comments. The webinars were greatly appreciated and assisted more than 5000+ individuals. WEBINARS : LINK
Publications : LINK

Counselling

The humble journey of Chetana had its beginnings as a Counselling center catering to a wide plethora of needs of women. Chetana extended the following services in the counselling centre. Marital Counseling : We provide guidance and support to women suffering from discords in their marital and family life, including pre marital issues, cases of domestic violence, dowry, and other exploitations which these women and their families face. Family Counseling: any person who is facing any kind of problem can up to us for guidance and consultation, and we help them with their problems in our capacity. Our professional psychologists and social workers suggest viable steps to either overcome their problem or reduce the effects of the problem.

BEJIJHAK BAATEIN- Menstrual hygiene awareness

There are 355 million women of reproductive age in India who need mechanisms and structures in place to meet their menstrual needs. Currently, a majority of women lack information about menstruation including access to menstrual products, private places to wash and bathe and sanitary mechanisms for disposing menstrual waste. For instance, a study conducted in 2011 indicated that only 12 percent of women of reproductive age in India used sanitary napkins. Lacking information, infrastructure, economic means, and the confidence to manage their menstrual health, many women are subjected to cultural discrimination, exposed to dangerous health risks, and lose out on economic and educational opportunities. With the objective of spreading awareness on menstrual hygiene management in government schools and slums, Chetana conducted workshops in 2016. The workshops covered the following objectives:

  • To teach them about the menstrual cycle and why menstruation does occur.
  • To talk about menstrual management in terms of flow and products that can be used.
  • To give them an idea about the different advantages and disadvantages of each product/method.
  • To educate them about the different hygiene measures that should be taken during menstruation.
  • To make them aware about the ways in which infections can spread.
  • To bust different myths regarding menstruation

The workshops were conducted by trained professionals in Chowgule Public School, Karol Bagh with a target audience of 80 female students aged approximately 9-15 years, Swami Hariharanand Public School, Chandni Chowk with a target audience of male and female students aged 12-15 years, Paharganj slums, Mohan Garden and Uttam Nagar. Chetana conducted the workshops in the year 2016 and 2017 wherein 3000 adolescent girls attended the workshops.

WINTER HUGS: Clothes distribution drive

As Mahatma Gandhi said, "To find yourself, lose yourself in the service of others". This service could be a simple 'act of giving' without an expectation of receiving anything in return. Under this powerful act, a drive was launched in the cold months of December and January to distribute warm clothes to the deprived and needy children around Delhi. Several goodies like books and stationary (pencil kits) were also distributed to the kids. Volunteers travelled to our target areas for distribution: traffic signals, temples, metro stations, and local areas of central Delhi. The objective of the initiative was to protect the children from harsh weather conditions by giving warm clothes. Chetana conducts a yearly campaign of winter hugs and has distributed clothes to more than 500+ people.

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Medical Health Camp

2018
Chetana organized a free Medical Health Camp on the occasion of International Women’s Day that was on 8th March 2018. The camp was held in association with Hindu Helpline. The main reason for this was to provide awareness on hygiene and health for the women. Doctors conducted various tests which included Blood Pressure check up, sugar check up and Body Mass Index. The reports were provided which were analysed by the doctors for a complete diagnosis and prescriptions. The camp benefitted 100+ women.

2017
On February 5, 2017, Chetana organized a Free Bone Density check-up camp in Noida to spread awareness about increasing cases of osteoporosis and such bone density related diseases in aged people, especially women who fail to pay attention to their own health. Dr. Rajni Sarin and her associates volunteered at this initiative. Patients were scanned, reports analysed on the spot and were given prescriptions. The camp saw 100+ beneficiaries

Education

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE) is an Act of the Parliament of India that ensures all children between the age of 6 to 14 shall have the right to free and compulsory elementary education in India. Education is the heart & soul of the United Nations 2030 agenda for SDG (Sustainable Development Goals). SDG Goal no. 4 also ensures inclusive and equitable quality education and promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all. Chetana believes that education is fundamental to sustainable change with long term impact. Our education-related efforts are inspired by the belief that every child has the best start in life with an opportunity to go to school and learn well. In our approach we have been addressing education related issues such as learning levels, student engagement, teaching/learning materials and sponsoring education.

Ujjawal Bhavishya – Career Guidance Workshop

Deciding the right career for a happy life ahead is one of the most common confusions that we teenagers face in our lives. In school, when life is easy going, understanding career opportunities is of utmost importance. Unfortunately not all of us have proper access to career counselling. Keeping this mind, Chetana took an initiative to take workshops on career counselling. The target group was X and XII class students. The aim of the workshops was to spread an awareness about different education streams (commerce, humanities, science), to ensure clarity of mind regarding choice of field, to clear career related doubts. The session began with role play. Then different education streams were discussed in depth including the future scope of the streams. The job opportunities of various professions were discussed. including the manner to identify the right option for individual students. The workshops were successful in assisting the students in better understanding their strengths and connecting them with the right profession.

SURR-CHETANA : A Musical Beginning

“Music can change the world because it can change people.” - Bono - Through music happens the purification of the soul, through music happens the healing of the soul. Life is like the musical note, with its own ups and down. Music in all ways completes our lives and forms an integral part of our journeys. “Surr Chetana” is a project by Chetana, where musical training is given to students from underprivileged backgrounds. This project was initiated in 2015 by Parvindar Singh Raja who was a beneficiary of Chetana. Chetana’s impact on his life inspired him to take forward the good work by taking music classes in the Gurudwara (Paharganj) for children. Under his able guidance more than 80+ students were taught, of which many of whom have gone on to pursue music as their career. Music becomes a channel for the young students to focus their energies in productive activities. Further, the project re-defined gender roles by encouraging boys to join the classes. Students were also connected with organizations/institutions who provide authentic certificates following their music test.

Masti ki Pathshala

Masti ki Pathshala is a summer camp organised by Chetana for underprivileged children. The camp includes sharing and learning of a plethora of constructive skills and activities for children in various underprivileged areas. Chetana creates a strong platform for the children which endeavours to create self reliance, self independence, confidence and an opportunity to explore the social environment. The camp assists in moulding strong personalities of the children by conducting comprehensive personality development classes. Further, the children are also taught about ways by which they can hone their speaking skills in an effective manner. The activities at the camp include English language classes wherein the youth volunteers taught the underprivileged kids the principles of grammar and writing skills. Special efforts were made to teach the children about healthy nutritional values. The importance of good health was promoted by conducting various sports like football, cricket and kho-kho. A group of youth with a band name “Punjabi Sufi” takes music classes for both vocal as well as instrumental. Dance and art classes were also provided. Apart from this various skits on topics such as Child labour and cleanliness were conducted to convey an important message by the way of dramatics and at the same time the students got an opportunity to improve their spoken English. The camp also includes workshops on gender sensitization , Life skills, Career Guidance to help the students. Through our summer camps we have managed to reach 500+ children with the aim to engage the children in constructive activities that help shape their personalities, boost their confidence and inspire hope in their bright future. 2017: We successfully completed the 40 days long Summer camp in 6 centres in Delhi and 2 centres in Noida, Delhi NCR. Backed by an enthusiastic team of 30+ Young and sheer dedicated volunteers who have shown their potential to great extent. 800+ students benefited from the Summer School.

The Program:

  • Personality Development
  • English Workshops
  • Mental and Personal Hygiene and Health
  • Performing Arts
  • Sports
  • Yoga

We teach the students the importance of body language and speaking skills to develop their personalities to make the best impression that they can.

English is an important skill in the professional world these days and therefore, crucial for children to learn at an early age. We teach children how to speak English based on their individual level and the principles of grammar and writing skills.

Generally, children and women from underprivileged backgrounds are not educated on topics that are considered “taboo”. Therefore, we take the responsibility of teaching participants about self-hygiene such as menstruation and inappropriate touching. We want to make them aware of such important topics that are crucial for one’s well-being.

As part of honing non-academic skills, children participate in the arts by learning different forms of dance and take part in theater by acting in a variety of plays. This gives them an opportunity to practice English and convey important messages, while having fun.

Children participate in sports such as cricket, kho-kho, football, and basketball as a way of making friends and getting out of the classroom. 

Students learn new yoga poses and discuss the importance of yoga for our mind and body. They are encouraged to practice the exercises.

PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

In our lives we are often unaware of the qualities we possess as individuals. We know that everyone has a potential of excelling in a field like nobody else. But how do we find the inner self? How do we know what is best for us? Our personality says a lot of things about us that we often fail to notice. Personality is the sum total of ways in which an individual reacts and interacts with others. Personality generally implies to everything that is unique about an individual, the characteristics that make one stand out in the crowd.Though everyone is born unique, we all possess certain traits that set us apart from the rest. These traits define who we are and how we respond to situations. Often, we end up clinging onto the ones that do more harm than good and end up undervaluing ourselves. Personality development is the act of moving from an inert and disinterested state of existence to a motivated and joyous living one. Chetana-Conscience of Women helps students and organises workshops on Personality Development in various colleges of Delhi University.

Chetana conducted Personality Development Workshops for the Non-collegiate women of Laxmibai College, Hansraj College, JMC, Kalindi College, PGDAV college, and Bharti College, University of Delhi. The aim of the Non-Collegiate Women Education Board (NCWEB) is to inculcate and instill basic skills in girls who cannot attend regular colleges but want to attain self sufficiency and independence through the medium of study. With the NCWEB, Chetana made it its goal to help those women learn and grow as individuals. We carried out various activities to prepare them to face the world and to shape their personalities, while catering to the needs and interests of undergraduate students.We reached out to 1,026 students. All of these sessions were conducted by Professional trainers namely Mrs. Indu Arneja, Mrs. Nidhi, Mrs. Smita Kanth, Mr. Rishabh, Mrs. Himanshi Awaal and Mrs. Upasna.

In ______ (year) Chetana conducted a total of 18 sessions in 12 colleges. Around 2000 students benefited from personality development programs conducted by 9 trainers. The colleges included Bharti College, Kalindi College, Hansraj College, PGDAVCollege, Jesus & Mary College, Laxmi Bai College, Janaki Devi Memorial, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Maitreyi College, Miranda College, Sri Guri Govind Singh, Vivekananda College The main objective behind these sessions was to boost self-confidence. Students were informed as to how to deal with the difficulties they face in life and improve the overall personality of the students. A human mind needs to be groomed, shaped and exploited. Our trainers provided various tips to the students in the colleges that enhance their self esteem.

Sarva Siksha Abhiyan

Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) aims to provide for a variety of interventions for universal access and retention of elementary education. The interventions help bridge gender and social gaps while improving the quality of learning.

Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) Aims to

  • Provide useful and elementary education for all children in the 6-14 age group
  • Bridge social, regional, and gender gaps with the active participation of community
  • Realize the importance of Early Childhood Care and right to education to all children

Chetana implemented this program through a Role Play Activity for Parents of a Girl Child in the form of skits in various schools around Delhi. These skits focused on the issues surrounding a girl child in society, such as the abuse, domination, and restriction they face in the boundaries of their homes and how it is hard for them to gain an education. The role play was performed in six schools with 379 participants. The parents of girls attending different schools in the area were invited. At the end of the play, an interactive session was held to know about the message the parents learned. They shared experiences and struggles of raising girls in today’s male dominated society and vowed to allow their daughters to live a life of her own and let her study as much as she would like to. The success of the program can be realized on its impact on the girls and their parents.

Awareness

Chetana works for the overall development of the Society by creating awareness on contemporary issues and challenges presented to women and children with the aim of developing community sensitization to the issues.

Gender Sensitization Workshops

‘Boys never cry and girls don’t play cricket.” This is a simple and common statement that is used repeatedly to reinforce gender roles. Gender is something that is usually thrust upon us. More than our own beliefs, it is the society that imposes ideas of being ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine’. Gender sensitization refers to the modification of behaviour by raising awareness of gender equality concerns. Gender sensitising “is about changing behaviour and instilling empathy into the views that we hold about our own and the other gender”. Gender sensitization forces us to examine our personal attitudes and beliefs and question the ‘realities’ of our knowledge. Chetana is trying to spread awareness among youth in the hope of a bias free society. The workshop are inspired by the following statement: “The world isn’t going to change overnight and neither are you. But, every time you feel suffocated by gender roles, or find yourself making presumptions about someone based on gender, stop, think and challenge yourself.” (Wason,2010) The main aim of the workshops is to tell the difference between sex and gender, spread awareness about common stereotypes and promote gender equality. The children participating in the workshop gained clarity of gender based concepts and found new ways to deal with everyday intentional/unintentional gender biases.

Description of workshop conducted

The workshop begins with a few ice breaking games. It is followed by a power point presentation. The presentation talks about basic definitions and differences of sex and gender including cases studies to highlight the daily instances of gender bias. The workshop then proceeds to discuss gender empowerment through a short discussion. Activities are also conducted to assist in changing behavior towards gender roles.

PLANTATION AND CLEANLINESS DRIVE

The air quality in Delhi, the capital of India, according to a WHO survey of 1600 world cities, is worse than any major city in the world. Air pollution in India is estimated to kill 1.5 million people every year; it is the fifth largest killer in India. India has the world's highest death rate from chronic respiratory diseases and asthma, according to the WHO. At Chetana, we care about the environment. Therefore, we organise Plantation and Cleanliness Drive to make our society healthier, greener, and a better one to live in. Chetana collaborates with key institutions and engages the youth to plant sapling and adopt trees.

  • Impact
  • SCHOOLS WHERE THE DRIVE WAS ORGANISED

In 2017, Chetana Conscience of Women (CCW) took an initiative to plant trees in 11 schools of Delhi. This tree cleanliness and plantation drive were held in collaboration with Energy Efficient Services Limited (EESL - A Joint Venture Company of PSUs of Ministry of Power, Govt. of India). During the drive nearly 80 to 100 plants in each school, where students of classes belonging to classes 6th and above participated. Along with students, their teachers and volunteers of Chetana enthusiastically participated in the benign cause. Students adopted plants and took an oath of cleanliness and environmental conservation.

  1. Kendriya Vidhyalaya, Pitampura
  2. Government Boys Secondary School, West Patel Nagar
  3. C.L.Bhalla DAV School, Jhandewalan
  4. Government Girl Senior Secondary School, Bijwasan
  5. Andhra Education Society Sr. Sec. School, ITO
  6. Government Co-ed Senior Secondary School, Dwarka
  7. Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, Shadi Khanpur, Ranjit Nagar
  8. Ramjas Sr. Sec. School, Paharganj
  9. Nigam Pratibha Vidyalaya, East Patel Nagar
  10. Andhra Society School Sector 7, Pushp Vihar
  11. Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, Rauz Avenue, DDU Marg, ITO

The campaign saw 1000 saplings being planted with a participation of 1500+ students and 200+ volunteers

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM

Gender based violence is the most widespread human rights violation. Worldwide, an estimated one in three women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime. Gender based violence impacts everyone. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that commences on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until 10 December, Human Rights Day. Chetana has been committed to a world free from violence for all women and girls around the world. Chetana's campaign aims to create awareness to end violence against women and girls.

  • 2020
  • 2017

Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!

Chetana conducted 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, an annual international campaign. The theme of the 2020 campaign is "Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!". Chetana is committed to a world free from violence for all women and girls around the world. Chetana's campaign aimed to create awareness to end violence against women and girls. We raised awareness on issues of gender-based violence, child marriage, consent, female genital mutilation (FGM), gender-sensitive communication and gender sensitization. Chetana published social media posts, encouraged users to take a pledge, share their stories and thoughts with us and started the orange dot challenge. The campaign saw an engagement of 8000+ individuals.

Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls

Chetana organized the program ’16 Days of Activism’ in Delhi/ NCR region from 25 November 2017- 10 December 2017. This program started on “International Day for Violence against Women and Girls (25 November)” and commenced on “International Human Rights Day (10 December)”. The program included a campaign against Gender Based Violence. The aim of the campaign was to galvanize action, create awareness and provide counselling to end violence against women and girls in the Delhi/NCR region. During the campaign Chetana’s team of volunteers and interns did workshops in Delhi/NCR region which were attended by 250+ people, and ran a social media campaign on WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook. The team prepared a module for the campaign and a presentation on ‘Violence against Women and Girls’ which was presented during community meetings.

Seminar on Kerala Violence

CCW in collaboration with Yogakshem trust seminar on Kerala Violence. Violence is the outcome of anger that one shows to the other person. Most important thing before reacting to this is to analyze the intention and the motive of the other person. So awareness is important to take steps to mitigate this violence related to various issues. CCW aims to provide guidance to people and create awareness on how to face the issues coming up in the society , especially for women on the ways to support their marital and family life. They aim to provide counselling so that any person facing problems can contact for consultation and take viable steps to cater the issue. One such event was held by Chetana Conscience of Women in association with Yogakshem Trust wherein they organized a seminar on communist violence in Kerala. The seminar aimed to bring to the forefront the ongoing brutalities inflicted on the people of Kerala. Eminent lawyers and public speakers including Monika Aroraji, K.N.Pillaiji took the stage to highlight the cause behind this violence on the innocent residents of Kanoor District, Kerala.

Annual Function

Chetana Conscience of Women, celebrated its 4th Annual Day on 3rd April 2016 at Chinmaya Mission, Lodhi Road, New Delhi with theme-Women Entrepreneurship. The Lighting of Lamp was done by our Chief Guest, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, serving as Minister of State for the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Adv. Jyotika Kalra, Adv. Pragna Parande, and Smt. Jyoti Mujumdar. Alongside lighting of the lamp, Saraswati Vanadana was performed by students of Surr Chetana team led by Parvinder Singh. Chief Guest, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, exhorted women to utilize their entrepreneurial skills and said that “Women entrepreneurship is a reality as we find so many women entrepreneurs around us.” In her motivating speech, she talked about Start Ups by women in different fields like engineering, medicine, information technology, agriculture and urged the women to also master the other areas of life apart from professional ones like Social Sciences. Panelist Smt. Suniti Mittal and Ms. Liza Bhansali also shared their experiences as women entrepreneurs. The opening composition, Devi piece, a performance by Birju Maharaj’s granddaughter, Ragini Maharaj and Shinjini Kulkarni, had strong music, lyrics and choreography which symbolised the Shakti that resides in each woman, ‘Swach Bharat’ a Bharatnatyam act led by Ms. Nehha Bhatnagar and her team, choreographed by Padma Bhushan, Dr. Saroja Vaidyanathan captivated the audience’s heart and also gave an impactful message. Ab bas by Urshilla Dance Company, a very power packed performance that touched the issues all societies face, especially our Indian society. The last act “Chains” by Nandakumar and troupe from Sadhya, a piece on women being in shackles by various forces in society, leading to unchaining themselves for welfare of society and nation. The event was a powerful message on women empowerment.

Advocacy

Chetana has been committed to ensuring sustainable development and realisation of rights of marginalised communities. We aim to raise collective consciousness and inspire individuals to advocate for the rights of marginalised communities.

Chetana’s advocacy initiatives aim at creating spaces in communities, institutions for a dialogue on issues related to social development and sustain the empowerment of women and girls from the most marginalized communities. Chetana engages with various stakeholders at the national level, creates networks and alliances to build support for marginalized groups. Chetana leverages its work and knowledge on sustainable development goals to advocate for relevant issues in India by conducting studies and developing knowledge products on issues affecting the marginalized communities. Awareness and advocacy of rights is fundamental for effective implementation of laws and policies which assist the delivery of the rights. Chetana conducts webinars with eminent personalities and experts on issues related to women and child rights. The webinars have been a huge success, with huge public participation online.

     Objective:
  • Influence policy and decision making of various stakeholders by using persuasive and consistent methods such as seminars and consultations
  • Conducting research and releasing publications on contemporary challenges affecting marginalized communities and on relevant issues.
  • Conducting trainings to increase capacities of stakeholders

Bal Samvad

India has the largest child population in the world. With a total of 472 million as per the 2011 census, children make about 39% of India’s population. In India children are one of the most vulnerable groups of citizens. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child of 1989 is the key international instrument for child rights, which India ratified in 1992. The UN Convention contains specifically the rights of children and their parents. Article 32 to 36 are regarding protection of children from child labour, drug abuse, sexual exploitation, trafficking and other exploitation whereas; Art 37 and 40 provide for rights of children apprehended for committing a crime. This provides that they should have the right to fair trials and reintegration in society, not be detained for long periods and not be put in prison with adults. The Juvenile justice (care and protection of children) act 2015 is re-enacted to provide these rights to Indian children. There is a lack of awareness in the communities about the rights of children. Children are our future. They are the most vulnerable members of the society. Their inability to advocate for themselves deeply impacts the access to their rights. It is for this purpose that Chetana conducted a series of webinars on child rights with child right experts and stakeholders. The 12 webinars conducted discussed the challenges and created awareness on the laws protecting children.

Link to webinars on child rights
Link to publications on child rights

NCW Legal Webinar - 2016

 Chetana conducted a Legal Awareness Seminar on "Efficacy of Laws Pertaining to Property and Marital Rights of Women from Different Religions " in association with National Commission of Women 25 February 2017 at Indian Society of International Law, V .K. Krishna Menon Bhawan, New Delhi . The Chief Guest of the seminar was Mrs Lalitha Kumarmangalam, Chairperson, National Commission for Women and the guest of honour of the seminar was Ms. Geeta Gunde, who is a prominent social worker based in Mumbai.
  Around 200 people attended the seminar. The seminar covered three prominent religion personal laws of the India viz. Hindu, Muslim, and Christian, and Special Marriage Act. The speakers presented a paper and held a lecture for the august gathering on different aspects of the topic. The seminar saw participation of people from different walks of life including lawyers, law students, members of civil society, artists, and prominent policy makers. The seminar was not only a platform for exchange of the ideas but also a call for social change.

Recommendations for NCW

  • Local Administration
  • State Administration
  • Government of India
  1. Awareness of Laws among women, is an urgent need of the hour. Local agencies, should work in this direction.
  2. Local administration should take the help of civil society in promoting a culture of gender equality & respect for women.
  1. The existing personal law and customary practices need to be codified.
  2. Law enforcement agencies dealing with women’s rights should be strengthened.
  1. The existing personal law and customary practices should be in line with fundamental rights.
  2. GOI should strive for creating a Uniform Civil Code, taking the good points of all personal laws, so as to bring about gender equality.
  3. Discriminatory & retrograde practices like Maitri- Karaar et al should be banned.
  4. Practice of Triple Talaq in one go (Talaq-I-Biddat) should be abolished in toto.
  5. Women must be aware of their rights and measures should be taken to ensure that women, under pressure from family should not let go of their property.
  6. Two year period of waiting for finalizing divorce violates Christian women’s right to equality, it should be made uniform across all marriages.
  7. There should be a uniform age of consent for marriage across all personal laws and customary practices.
  8. There is a need to develop a comprehensive equality legislation that reflects the current international understanding of the principles of equality.

Trainers Training - Delhi Technological University (DTU)

Chetana conducted a training session for Trainers' at Delhi Technological University. The young enthusiastic volunteers of NSS DTU Women Empowerment Cell conducted workshops on Menstrual Hygiene, Gender Sensitization of adolescence & teenage children in nearby schools. The purpose was to make women aware of basic hygiene and interact with them. Guidance for various health problems they might face in their daily life and about how to avoid those problems through personal hygiene and precautions were given.

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  • Ranjeet Nagar
  • Baljeet Nagar
Date of Activity: 9th February 2019
City: Delhi
In association with ISRN and Shop Plus
A campaign on Family Planning to generate awareness about Oral Contraceptives Pills (OCPs) was conducted by ISRN and Shop Plus in collaboration with Chetana Conscience of Women at local trading market - “Haat” in Ranjeet Nagar 9th February 2019 respectively.
The objective of the project was to reach out to young married women for information dissemination and to address their concerns regarding effective birth control methods, especially through OCPs as well as creating awareness to prevent ectopic pregnancies, endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer, ovarian cysts, pelvic inflammatory disease and benign breast disease.
Total of 230+ beneficiaries were benefited 
Date of Activity: 8th February 2019
City: Delhi
A campaign on Family Planning to generate awareness about Oral Contraceptives Pills (OCPs)
Collaboration: was conducted by ISRN and Shop Plus in collaboration with Chetana Conscience of Women at local trading market - “Haat” in Baljeet Nagar 8th February 2019 respectively.
The objective of the project was to reach out to young married women for information dissemination and to address their concerns regarding effective birth control methods, especially through OCPs as well as creating awareness to prevent ectopic pregnancies, endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer, ovarian cysts, pelvic inflammatory disease and benign breast disease.
Total of 170+ beneficiaries were benefited

SAFETY

We specialize in Training & Talks on women safety, prevention of sexual harassment at workplace & gender sensitization.
We train girls and women on situational awareness, self-defence and handling real life threats like eve-teasing, harassment (in public spaces or work place) & assault. Uniqueness of our program lies in the fact that they are open to men/boys participants who wish to learn intervention techniques and join our fight against gender based violence.

Our Workshops & Talks aimed at:
1. Real-life threat simulation like defending yourself during an assault, kidnapping, street harassment etc.
2. Designed specially for Women/Girls

Data (presentation)
39 crimes of Gender-based violence are committed against women in India every hour
70% cases of Sexual Harassment at Workplace remain unreported in India
Every 15 minutes A child is abused i.e. 4 children face Sexual Abuse every hour

SURAKSHIT- Safety Workshops

Have you ever felt frightened or intimidated when out walking alone? Have you ever wondered what you should do if approached by an attacker? Have you ever worried about becoming yet another home invasion statistic? Do you fear to be abused by a stalker? Do you feel intimidated when you pass by a lonely place?
Personal safety has become an issue of importance for everyone, but especially for women. Therefore, it has become increasingly important for all of us to know about different safety tips to help us protect ourselves in times of need.

Following are few reasons why we need to know about different safety tips:

  • We live in an increasingly violent society which is in fear of crime.
  • Personal safety has become an issue of importance for everyone
  • Times have changed and women are becoming more independent.
  • More women are moving out of their houses for work etc.
  • Women being objectified by the media is creating greater concerns for their safety.
  • Many disgraceful crimes are increasing with ladies all over the world.

Thus, we need some basic self-defence techniques, tips & precautions that ladies can learn to help them in such situations.
We conducted safety lectures and seminars in schools, colleges, diploma centers, coaching institutes and Resident Welfare Associations all over Delhi and NCR. We taught girls how to safeguard themselves from any attack or mishappening. Our basic aim was to make the women aware about their surroundings, make them more vigilant and spontaneous to any dangers. We got an overwhelming response from the participants, communities, institutions and organizations alike within a short time in Delhi & NCR. We had reached out to around 4000 beneficiaries through 50+ workshops and talks.

SELF DEFENCE TRAINING- Humari Suraksha Hamare Hath

Self Defence training, was an initiative of Chetana with Delhi Police, which aimed to bring pride and dignity for our girl. Soon after Nirbhaya we took a pledge to work for women safety.We conducted self defence classes for the women and girls in schools, colleges, urban clusters, slums etc.
Impact
The women completed the self defence training with great enthusiasm and have felt the change in them after the training. They became stronger, confident and bold to face any physical harassment and attacks. The initiative encourages women to defend themselves and escape from violence and advocates men to be a part of bringing due dignity for our girl child. Be armed without weapons is our motto.

Ek UDDAN – Tuition Classes

Education is the key to empowering women and girls, which helps bring about social equality. Girls’ education programme works on improving lives and providing opportunities for girls and women through increased participation in formal and alternative education systems

Location

  • KATYANI DESTITUTE HOME FOR GIRLS, Jhandewalan
  • PRAVASI BHAWAN, ITO

AIM
To improve the quality of girls’ education. If more girls are educated, then their health, income levels and overall livelihoods improve, bringing about social transformation.

The Girl's Tuition Centre provides a supportive educational environment to students ages 4-17 in subjects considered essential for life. These areas include English, Personality Development, storytelling sessions for young kids, Moral Science, Arts and Crafts, Music and Dance.

Chetana is running its tuition centre at Pravasi Bhawan, ITO in the for children from ITO slums  and  servant  quarters.  50+ children enrolled  themselves  for these classes.  These  subjects covered include English,  Personality Development, story-telling sessions for young kids during, Moral Science, Arts and Crafts , Music and Dance.

Legal Aid & Legal Counseling

Chetana provided legal aid counseling through our professional lawyers. We provided free legal assistance to the women who come to us for counseling and support. They help them resolve their matters. They help them file their cases in the court and fight for them in the court of law.
In the past years Chetana has provided counseling to more than 1000+ women and men in the form of legal aid, lay counseling and professional counseling.

YOGYATA : SKILL DEVELOPMENT

The Naraina Silai Centre, a skill development centre, was started on 15th May 2016, after conducting extensive survey. The skill development centre started with a turnout of 30 women. The centre was inaugurated and a designer with a tailor and an instructor who started training teenage girls and women.
Under the project Chetana runs a skill development center in Naraina Industrial Area, Phase-I; for women and girls from marginalised sections of society. It is training center which imparts vocational training viz. Tailoring, Knitting and Candle making etc. There are two training programs for 2 months and 4 months respectively, designed to give basic to finished skills in sewing and knitting. The center also carry out periodic capacity building drives and social awareness campaign like women health, gender sensitization, domestic violence etc.

IMPACT
Till date this center has more than 200 beneficiaries from the nearby slum area. The community outreach programs like MHM workshops, Health Survey, Free distribution of Medical supplies has more than 1500 beneficiaries from the community.