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28 Feb 2017 -01March2017
Hotel Radisson BLU Ranchi

Day I
Date: 28:02:2017


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

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.

Inaugural Session – Ramesh Kumar Pandey, Vice Chancellor,

Ranchi University

Time – 09.00 AM – 09.30 AM

The Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Ranchi University initiated the three day
workshop stating that Gender violence is global issue which needs attention
and to involve the young minds to come up with initiatives in addressing
the issue is a kind concern and therefore thanked the US Consulate and
Shakti Vahini for organizing the Workshop in Ranchi. violation of human
rights and therefore there is the utmost need to come together and address
the issue. According to him, it is the responsibility of every human being to
understand the problem and come together towards addressing the issue
of Gender Based Violence and Inequality.

Mr. Raymond Cadwell giving a brief description welcomed everyone for the
three day workshop. He through his specialization on building communities
conducted a brief interactive session with the students to motivate them
and also to introduce themselves with one another through tasks or
interaction within a stipulated time of 42 seconds. He through the
enactment helped the student in building a community among themselves
by productive conversation.

Session I: Gender Based Violence, The issues, Concerns and

Consequences: Suman Gupta, IPS, IG Jharkhand:

Time – 9.40AM -10.30 AM

The speaker initiated her session recapitulating the Nirbhaya incident which
took place in 2012 and shook the entire nation. It was considered as a
national issue and hence was instrumental in bring changes as well as in
bringing strong legislations to place. In the period of 2001-11 Violence
Against Women increased by 59% which according to her has both negative
as well as positive significance. Negative as it signals the increase of such
cases and positive as more number of cases are reported. According to her,
90% of the sexual offences starts at home and the perpetrators are mostly
from the family. There is less reporting of such cases due to the stigma as
well as social pressure attached around it.

The speaker then went on to point out some of the SCRB data of Jharkhand
state. In 2015 6498 cases of VAW was reported out of which 1087 were
rape cases, 1144 trafficking, 418 murder, 1117 abduction, 1347 dowry u/s
304B, 285 dowry deaths, 314 torture and 39 witchcraft which is in itself
unique in nature. Jharkhand is hugely affected by witchcraft death cases.
According to her he states such as Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttar
Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan wherein in 50% of the cases of VAW happens
in these states in relation to witchcraft.

She went on to discuss about the problem of Missing Children. She pointed
out that in every 8 minutes one child goes missing. In 2011 35000 children
reported to go missing out of which 11000 were from West Bengal.

She pointed out to PS Chanow, 40kms away from Ranchi reports to have
highest number of women killed in the name of witchcraft. Interestingly,
these women are those whose husband has abandoned her or died and has
no child but has lot of land, they are made bald or left outside the village
ostracized or even killed where all the villagers are involved in the act.
Socio-economic factor is one important factor for the occurrence of such a

She stated that our Criminal Justice system is not victim oriented. Sharing
her experience of IG Prisoner, she initiated a system where the offenders
of the crime had to earn money in the jail and the amount they earned was
sent to the victim’s family. One of her best experience was to hand over an
amount of 2 lakh to the family of the victim where the offender was
convicted in 1984.

She again went on to share that 41% of women does not consider domestic
violence as violence or offence. Many take it as a household issue although
we have Acts such as Domestic Violence Act, protection and preservation
of Primitive Tribe. More than 750 cases reported of trafficking were from
primitive tribes. Most of those girls are trafficked for domestic help and
commercial sexual exploitation.

She pointed to the BIT Engineering College rape incident which was similar
to Nirbhaya case but could not receive the national attention. Again, in
trafficking cases the kingpin trafficker are always absconding, very few Of
them are caught and even thugh are caught, they have such strong
contacts that they are able to make the victim family hostile. The best
example was of Panna Lal who even after having more than 10 cases
accused of trafficking but in each cases the victim and the victim’s family
went hostile.

She argued that the role of NGO is very important for both taking
preventive measures as well as rehabilitative measure by generating
awareness as well as providing skill development.

Questions Raised:
1. Do you have the need for gender Sensitization among IPS officers or
simply Police officers?

Ans: Yes, because there are very few lady Police officers in the
department. It is a male dominated department ans service. Tere is a
myth that one needs more physical strength to be a Police officer which
is not true but one needs mental ability and presence of mind in the

2. How do you see Honour Killing in Jharkhand?

Ans: Best example is Dhanbad Coal city where honour killing is much
evident. Although there is no term of Mafiya in IPC but collection of
proper evidences against the perpetrators should be collected but
politics is another issue in that area. It’s all about power politics.

Session II: Gender: Let’s talk! – Malavika Sharma, Social

entrepreneur and activist, Ranchi.


The session was more interactive, in which the participation of the audience
was very high. The speaker started the session by telling everyone to write
their name, gender and something which one might not know by looking
his/her face. Thereafter each of the participants was asked to read what
they had written down. People started introducing themselves with their
names, the gender they belong to and a line about their likes, dislike,
hobbies etc. Different thoughts were expressed. It was observed that
because of the way the socialisation has happened, the answers were also
varying from each other with distinguishing male, female, man woman etc.
Few of the male student also shared that they either like cooking or doing
household chores or helping their mother in the kitchen. At this the speaker
pointed out that we should respect as well as also propagate and safeguard
the feminist men too who are mostly attacked by the patriarchal society.

She questioned the students that “What is gender issue to you?” The
answers that the student provided were:

• Discrimination where the boys are given more freedom than girls.
• Women condemned wearing shorts.
• Untouchability during menstruation
• Boys don’t wear pink colour clothes.
• Restrictions on the mobility.
• Dowry where the inequality exists.
• It’s not safe for girls to go out at night.
• Women shouldn’t smoke.
• Women to be discriminated as the witch.
• Men don’t wash dishes and are suppose to take care of women.

To sum up gender issue is all about patriarchy. But the concepts have been
changing. In 1918’s time, pink being the strong colour was for boys and
blue for girls but now in 2017, it’s the opposite. Patriarchy is not only having
power to women. Women are also patriarchal and it’s a power over.
For example – eldest “bahu” to have more power than the younger

Then the video was shown both of foreign and Indian contexts, where small
kids are asked to talk about a girl and at last the boys were asked to slap
a girl. Both in India and Foreign, the socialisation of children are seven as
at the age of 8 to 11 years, they are taught not to hit a girl. At the age of
13 puberty starts and this is the time to teach the children about the gender
issues, sexuality etc. At the age of 25 – 30 years it is okay for men to hit a
girl and needs to ponder upon where exactly we are going wrong.

Gender issue can’t be addressed in three days; it will take a long time. All
is that the mind-set of the people needs to be changed then only we can
see the change taking place. She also showed another video wherein the
relation between a father and his daughter was shown where the father
realises how there was the fault in their parenting wherein the patriarchal
norms of gendered roles was taught to her during her childhood due to
which she has to render multiple roles of mother, wife and a working
woman who has very little time to think about herself. He regrets of never
helping her mother who too once upon a time played the same role when
she was a child. He realises how equality between the two persons is very
much important.

She argued that patriarchy is not about man but the social norms that
makes man superior and there are women who are involved in subjugating
women. Biasness among women for women is high.
Students raise certain issues:

• “Kya zindagi, kya josh hai,

Thodi si nind hai, thodi hosh hai”

• Some men went on to say that they are feminist men.

• #changebytalk was the pledge of each student.

Q. how have you provided help to the people and how it has helped them?

Ans: The speaker stated that she is also a lawyer by profession as well as
an activist and social entrepreneur. She has been providing trainings for
empowering women and stopping migration, creating social enterprises and
also promoting young social entrepreneurs.

The speaker concluded her session staing that we need “Bahus” but not
“betis”, something to think about. She said Bahu is a part of the family and
not a servant and therefore we can only address the issue or bring change
by talking to one another and coming up with solutions.

Session III: Engaging Men in Combating Gender Based Violence –

Walk the talk – Kant Brothers, Shakti Vahini.

Time – 11.45 AM – 12.15 AM

The session was started by sharing the journey of three brothers through
video in Combating Gender Based Violence. It was shown how Ravi Kant
sir handles the legal part of the organisation, Nishi kant managing or
looking after the organisation and Rishi Kant looking after the media part
of the organisation.

Sharing regarding the challenges faced by them before forming the

organisation – In early 90’s HIV Aids was the huge problem. At that time
they were in Universities and started the campaign against it. They
gathered friends from JNU, Jamia University, Delhi University etc.
Conducted the awareness programme through street plays, went to various
markets to gather funds. They even visited UN agencies and asked for the
pamphlets rather than the funds. After lots of efforts, the articles were
published in different newspapers. Then they started conducting awareness
programme all over India. They used to go to brothels and distribute
condoms to prevent HIV Aids and saw children being sold to brothels. This
was how their journey started.

Ravi Kant shared his experience working for the ban of Khap Panchayats,
which indulges in honour killing. Girls being not allowed to go out for
education, restriction in the choice of marriage.etc. Then he shared about
his engagement with the law enforcement agencies in training police
officials, judges etc. He also gave few examples of the rescues done. One
of the college students of North east had become friends in the social media
and while travelling, she was rescued. Another example of Mizo girl being
trafficked by a Jat army man etc. The enforcement of stringent laws has
been bringing changes but at the same time, the mindset of the people also
needs to be changed.

Session IV: NGO opportunities for student internship

Time -12.15 – 13.00 PM.

I. Baidnath, Social Activist

The speaker shared that he came to Jharkhand when he was 7 years old as
a child labour and was engaged in distributing tea in Governement offices
wherein wghile serving teas in various meetings he came to know about
various laws related to children and as he kept gathering his knowledge he
jumped into the work of saving vulnerable children who are trafficked to
various places. He said that in 10 years there were 29 FIRs while in 2013
it increased to 300 after much effort and awareness generation. According
to him, he had been able to use social media and its services in bringing
change and fast transferring of information.

II. Divya Rawat, Social activist and Youth Entrepreneur,


Divya Rawat had got a Masters degree from Amity University. Thereafter
she worked with Shakti Vahini for two years. Shakti Vahini has played a
vital role in achieving who she is now. After two years working in Shakti
Vahin, she went back to her state Uttrakhand and did a research for a year.
As Uttrakhand is more into planning, she initiated the Mushroom Cultivation
programme, which could be the source of livelihood and the profit making
is also high. She felt that trafficking is due to poverty, further poverty leads
to migration making then reside in a pathetic condition. Through economic
empowerment all the issues of migration, trafficking would be reduced,
therefore started with the mushroom cultivation in Uttrakhand. For the
mushroom cultivation she made use of the available resources like the
abandoned house left by people who have migrated etc. Many people have
benefited from this mushroom cultivation and she is currently the young
Brand Ambassador of Uttrakhand. She even encouraged the University
students to choose the subject and start from the home state as ‘Charity
begins at Home’.

III. Shobha, ASHA

The speaker stated that in 2009 the organization rescued many children
from brick kiln in Jharkhand. As the number started growing they opened
a shelter home for the children and at present have been accommodating
200 children. According to her, the children are admitted in schools and the
organization also encourages young volunteers to come and provided NFT
classes to those children. She also stated that they have a Sakhi Saheli club
wherein the tribal girls are provided awareness on safe migration.

According to her gender is a social construct and therefore it is necessary

that the mind-set of the people needs to be changed.
Session V: North East Perspective – Tackling Mindsets in Gender
Based Violence Issues – Ms. Monika Khangembam, Founder of
Women and Youth for Peace and Development, Manipur.


Ms. Monika Khangembam talked about the organisation she is running

which provides psycho social therapy and trainings to women who are in
distressed condition. For this session she mainly focussed on the gender
based violence in context to the people of North east. She started with the
racism that happened in Delhi and asked the participants to share if anyone
has faced any kind of violence. She talked about the harassment that North
East people face from land lords, class mates. According to North East
Support Centre Help line (NESCH), biasness from officer’s faculty and the
bias among the law enforcing agency are the major triggers that amplify
the problem

There is the stereotype of North East Women being of bad character.

Sometimes if you have to go to the govt officials or police to file a complaint,
they refuse to file a complaint and tend to take issue very lightly. In this
context she shared her experience in the immigration office, where the
immigration officer asked whether she was Indian or not and how she feels
about being an India. This shows that at every level North East people
When the North East people go to other states, there the North east people
would be less in number, where racism occurs i.e. dominant community
oppresses the other lesser community. Race, colour, gender doubles the
discrimination. Therefore we cannot isolate Gender Based violence from
racism, sexism, homophobia etc.

Few instances of discrimination were shared by the participants.

1. One of the student shared about her friend being called “Chinky” a
term generally used for North eastern comparing them to Chinese

Session VII: Engagement with media – Working with media as a

partner on GBV issues

Time – 15.45PM – 16.45PM

Amrita, Community Radio

The speaker mentioned that the role of media is very much important in
addressing issues like gender based violence. She went on to discuss about
the community radio service which aims at reaching out to the communities
willing to share any news and also providing them basic solutions to it.
According to the speaker, in today’s times in India everyone has mobile
phone and through it the service could be reached out by dialling a toll free
number which has options of sharing. According to her, the service has
been a great success in fast sharing of information as well ass connecting
to the communities.
Sonali Das, Times of India: The speaker stated that gender
discrimination starts at the womb itself i.e. female foeticide. Also thare are
various day to day usages of statements and terminologies that is abusive
for women such as “churi pehenke rakha hai kya”. At this she stated that
she as a woman wears bangles but she as a woman has also challenged
many such incidents and has also reached such no mans land to cover
where even her male colleagues might have not reached.

Sanjay Mishra, Prabhat Khabar: The speaker argued that the role of
media is very important to raise issues related to gender based violence.
According to him, in Jharkhand, Trafficking, witch hunting are the main
social problem and he being a journalist has tried his best in showcasing
these cases. He pointed out that in today’s popular culture we blindly follow
certain artists who through their songs, or comedy shows or play have
some way or the other promoting gender based violence. So, we should be
careful in choosing or following certain people too in the name of art, he

Questions Raised:

Q. Did you try as media person to raise such issues i. e popular culture?

Ans: Yes. Media has certain limitations but has tried its best in showcasing
certain cases and it’s due to the media pressure due to which many cases
were acknowledged by the Government. Media needs evidences too and
cannot publish anything they wish to.
Q. How to deal with people who threaten media persons while reporting
certain story?

Ans: The pen is the power to the journalist. Therefore, write a story very
well and strong with enough evidences.

Session VI: Violence in relationship in campus – Indrajit Sinha, Life

Skills Trainer, Director, We are Young Foundation.

Mr. Indrajit Sinha is from Assam and the founder of “We are Young
Foundation”. It’s an NGO focusing on civic action or active citizen and
provides leadership trainings. The topic of discussion was the “dating
relationship”. He started with the sentence that having a girlfriend is the
property in which many were against. Few participants mentioned that we
cannot tell or treat human being as the property. Then he asked how many
have boyfriends and girlfriends. To surprise it was seen that many of the
students were reluctant to reply to the same.

The speaker enquired to the students about their understanding on

masculinity. He received varied answers on the same wherein many replied
that masculinity is to respect women and giving equal status to women.
There after he talked about the term possessiveness in a relationship, which
means there is restrictions and sometimes very difficult to explain. Then he
started sharing about the types of violence i.e. emotional, psychological or
physical to control a person. he focused on the emotional violence and
explained the three stages.
• First stage is the tension building – In his stage, most the blaming
takes place. They try to restrict and build tension around you. In such
situation, the fear arises where you will be uncomfortable to share
with others. In this stage in the name of care, people try to control.
Abuser tries to isolate you from the loved ones. Like parents, friends.
• Second stage is the abuse – In this stage abuser tries to verbally,
physically abuse you as well tries to humiliate you in public.
• Third stage is the Honeymoon phase – In this stage person tries to
control over you by sex where you are not comfortable and at that
time abuser tells sorry and then change might occur fro few days and
then the same circle begins i.e. again starts from the first stage.

Therefore emotional abuse in the relationship is the never ending process.

Trying to control a person is violence and the other things that come like
pressuring to do inappropriate things through texts messages or videos are
also firms of violence.

The speaker used various tools such as making sketches, videos and
interactive sharing of incidents to grab the participation of the students as
well as building their understanding on the existence of violence in

During the session many students shared their or even their friends’’
experiences of violence in relationships and also sought answers for the

Session I: Legal responses on Gender Based Violence – Ms. Durga

Khaitan, Additional District judge, West Bengal, judicial services.

The speaker started the day’s sessions with the understanding of Gender
based Violence as the any form of abuse, physical, mental, Psychological,
social or economical elicited solely due to the gender of the victim may it
be masculinity, feminity or transgender. Social biases are the main reason
and education is the major factor in getting out of all these. Psychological
makeup is the result of social basis. In our live we are very insensitive, for
example if we come across a transgender, it’s not even once we don’t look
at them. It’s not only about north east or being a female, Bastar or Tamilian
etc but includes all. This insensitiveness is about categorizing people by
their colour, gender, place of birth etc. This is not supposed to be done by
the so called civilised society.

She further tells that if some body’s brother is murdered or dacoit in the
home, she does feel ashamed of being the victim of such things but feels
ashamed of being the victim of sexual assault. This is the primary
distinction, of which we need to come out.

Legal responses on Gender based violence – Law has the role to deal with
it. Legal responses are built with prevention, punishment and rehabilitation.
Legal responses on gender based Violence can be categorised into three

1. Legislative – Legislative measures mean law making, 2013 Criminal

law Amendment Act is new one, many new offences has been
identified like stalking has been identified as an offence, expansion in
the reservation for the outrage of modesty. All these have been
amended under legislative measures.
2. Judiciary - Judiciary has been reacting seriously towards the gender
Based Violence issue.
3. Enforcement agency is the executive agency.

In all laws there are checks and balances by way of cross examination or
by looking at the whole of the picture or various other ways. These are the
judicial responses. In 2013 Criminal law amendment act makes enforcing
legislative accountable for lapses of cases in sexual violence like if they
don’t act on FIR’s , he can be punished by law this is the concern of
enforcement agency. As far of rehabilitation is concerned, we need to have
strong social support system.

Then she gave the example of Lilu vs State of Harayana, where uncle was
the perpetrator and the FIR was lodged after 3 years, thereafter 2 finger
tests was banned.
In 2016 Sikhi judgement where Uncle raped a minor and the report was
recorded after 3 years. If the perpetrator is the close one, the survival for
the victim becomes difficult and there situations where the family chooses
their own survival which reflects the insensitivity which is as much as part
of us.

The speaker urged everyone to raise their voice against any form of

Session II: Social Media – An Effective Tool to raise awareness on

Gender Based – Shobha SV/Senior Manager Digital Engagement.

Time – 17.15 PM – 18.00 PM

The topic of discussion was on the campaign for gender based issue on
social media with the use of available tools. There is the presence of virtual
and physical spaces which is useful for the campaign. With the current
advent, media is converging creating differences. In physical spaces, there
will be limited interaction and in the virtual spaces, we can interact with
whole world in shorter time and there will be wider range of audiences both
known and unknown. Now days we can be in both the places
simultaneously. For example, online in watsapp of face book and at the
same time give lecturers. In physical spaces if you are alone, you feel
helpless but it’s not the same with virtual space. Silence can be broken
when there is large number. Both the virtual and the physical space is
important for reaching out to various population to share or talk about an
She shared about the campaign “Happy to Bleed”. This in regard to a
temple in Kerala i.e. Sabrimala temples where the age group of 8 to 50
years of women were not allowed to enter the temple. They could enter
only after the menopause.

Next se shared about Nikita Azad who wrote in Youth Ki Awaz regarding
menstruation. It started as the blog post then became an event in
faccebook page, twitter, instagram etc.Later it became a mass movement
where women from different parts started supporting. There were many
more examples shared by her and few are these mentioned above.

Another part of the campaign is the offline plan where we should not only
use social media but needs to go to the ground. As a part of offline plan
interview of the people with higher power can be done and put in social
media. For a good campaign, the content is very important which needs to
be very good to go viral. It is also about the creativity and the way how we
can use resources at its best.

Session III: S/He: A conversation on gender using the arts –

Raymond O. Caldwell, Theatre Arts Professor, Howard University,
College of Arts and Sciences, Division of fine Arts/ Department of
Theatre Arts.

Time – 18.00 PM – 18.45 PM

In this session Raymond O. Caldwell tries to use theatre groups in

understanding the gender based issue and the ways to converse with them
using arts. His session focussed on building community and creating a
space for critical analyze. His art of understanding community is by asking
question to the community and let them answer on their own. During the
session he used many games to make the concept more meaningful and

The idea of advocacy for women is scary as they come in conflict with the
mindsets of the people. This may make women vulnerable and the fear of
calling them feminist. In this case the idea of advocacy and having right
language to communicate is important. Each of the acts were performed in
the circle, which represents no hierarchy and all having equal opportunities.
To understand the issue and the community, he uses there group based
therapy namely Movement, Tabloo and Forum Group theatre.

Movement based therapy allows or provides you the space to think about
self i.e. the therapy gives some message and at last ask the question.
Tabloo group therapy is the one that tells story with frozen pieces. It always
conveys a message on the issue. Lastly forum based therapy reflects on
how community change and the different solutions required to solve the
Parallel Workshops to prepare for the final student Presentations
Theater and Social Media - Raymond O. Caldwell and Shobha –

Raymond O. Caldwell – Theater

He started the session with the thumbs game, which mainly focused on the
concentration level of the individual. Followed by the other game i.e. eye
to eye contact. If there would be an eye contact between two people then
they are out. It continues till the last one is left.

The participants were asked to remain in the circle and introduce

themselves by just telling their name. The session comprised more of
games. The other game were that in circle, one has to point out to other
persons until that person tell yes, you should not be moving from your
place. This game sounded easy but was bit confusing which mainly focused
on the patience level to listen to someone and wait from their permission.
It tries to convey that if the rules are followed then the goal is

The other game was to create the sound of happiness and the sadness.
Thereafter the participants were divided into groups and were given the
task to perform. in which different group theatre acts were performed. After
a lot of practice, the topics for the presentation were given. The topics were
as follows: Casual Sexism, How to be a better man, He can – she can’t and
Highlighting restricting behaviors of parents.
Shobha SV/ Senior Manager Digital Engagement, Breakthrough

She started the session on how the campaigns are developed. To develop
a campaign, there needs to be a clear ask or the concept followed by the
on ground activities and the Online activities.

Campaign topic and the content should be very clear and understandable.

Online activities include creating a page in face book, twitter, voice record,
video record, instagram. In online activities, some people may not seem to
be actively participating if he/she doesn’t want to come online but might
be following the post and the updates. It is all about building rnetwork.

Offline activities – It includes events in the colleges which can be discussion

on some issue, use of chart papers to support the issue and all the activities
done on ground can be uploaded in the social media later.

There after she shared the videos which show how certain issues are
addressed. One of it was "We do not need no segregation" . This is
regarding a college in Haryana where exists the different classes for girls
and boys and the separate dining space, study room etc. The video reflects
the reality which is not common in many parts of India.

Thereafter few girls shared the harassment faced by them in the day to day
life. It's not only about girls, the boys are also not safe. Everyone will have
a story to tell in this topic.

Session V: Youth Initiatives: Skype Connect with students from the

Voices against Violence Program, University of Texas – Moderated
by Greg Pardo Assistant Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate.

The session was to connect the students of India with the students of the
University of Texas and share about the experiences regarding the gender
based violence. University of Texas had the participation of representatives
from different organisation. They shared that sexual harassment issue is
very common everywhere, it may be at campus of other places. Initially
they started talking in campus with friends and facility members without
targeting the masculinity. They held talks on healthy masculinity; this was
how the participation of the boys were more in their organisation. One of
the representatives named Bryan came up with the idea of sticking stickers
at the back of the toilet doors to spread the ideas with other member of
the school.

The Indian students shared that the Indian context of the less participation
of the boys in the issue and the criticism they have to face. Men in Indian
society are bounded by social stigma in regard to the understanding of
gender based violence. Even if the people are highly qualified, mindset
towards the society have not changed and the cultural factors has been
playing the major role.


Final presentations using social media and Theatre/Story Telling

The topic for the presentation using social media was the same as of above.
Each topic had the rationale, Online and Onground planned. The online
plan for all the four groups were similar but the offline plan differed from
group to group. Groups used videos, shared the personal experiences etc
to make it more presentable and effective. The groups also came up with
various facebook pages to carry on their theme and spread the word of
gender equality in their respective campuses. The various group used the
Bollywood lyrics and typical movies as their theme which depicts gender
based violence while explaining their themes. All of them had the different
future plans such as to conduct events in the colleges, aware people
regarding the issues etc.

For the final presentations for both theatre and digital, four topics were give

1. Discrimination in hostels
2. Cyber Rights
3. Why Women’s day is celebrated

As already shared in the first day Movement based therapy allows or

provides you the space to think about self-i.e. the therapy gives some
message and at last ask the question. In regard to movement therapy the
participants danced showcasing an issue in the dance.

Tableau group therapy is the one that tells story with frozen pieces. It
always conveys a message on the issue.

Lastly forum based therapy reflects on how community change and the
different solutions required to solve the problem.

Followed by the theatre the Social Media Group presented their initiatives
that they have come up with to address the issue of gender based violence
in Hostels, Celebration of Women’s Day and Cyber Rights. All of them came
up with their own facebook page to address the issue
Story Telling Group:

Amidst all the presentations, a story telling session was also performed
under the guidance of Johammy and Ramond. The group which is consist
of various artists showcased the problem of trafficking and witchcraft
prevalent in Jharkhand state which touched the hearts of the audiences and
left them spellbound.

The three day Workshop came out to be a very eye opening one for the
students especially, the energised sessions of Raymond Cadwell, social
Media session by Shobha V Iyer or the existence of violence in relationship
by Indrajit Singha, the discussion on Legal Aspects as well as North Eastern
perspective on gender based violence and the bringing change by Talk too
helped in developing insights among the students.
Sl Name Gender College/University Contact No Email Id
1 Sneha Harsh F LSR 8447554565

2 Erin Kay F LSR 9958177223

3 Ankit M DSSW 8076631785
4 Himanshu M DSSW 9990096543
5 Arshveer Kaur F Miranda House 9560800648

6 Amisha F Miranda House 9418038121

7 Aishwarya F Amity University 9818118574
8 Mr Ujjwal M Amity University 9999297854
9 Ms Priyanka F Amity University 9958860479
10 Aman Raj M Karim City 9304416003
11 Anmol Kumar M Karim City 9263715351
12 Amit Kumar M Karim City 7782011283
13 Kumari Neha F Karim City 8507602034
14 Vishwesh M Karim City 9709551076
Singh College,
15 Rudraraju M Mrs, KMPM 7004770154
Rohit Varma Vocational College,
16 Deepak Kumar M Mrs, KMPM 8935907761
Vocational College,
17 Doctor Mahato M Mrs, KMPM 9931593852
Vocational College,
18 Prabhanjan M Mrs, KMPM 9852940623,
Kumar Vocational College, 8210658612
19 M. Abhishek M Jain College 8002852584
20 Rahul Kumar M Jain College 9031326840
21 Rishabh M Jain College 7765932460
Nahendru Jamshedpur
22 Pooja Sahani F B S City College, 7779826936
23 Nitu Sen F Bokaro Mahila 7479979301
24 Yugdeo M Chas College, 8581996851
Mahatha Bokaro
25 Anandmayee F St. Xaviers, Ranchi 7209423081
26 Anjali Dubey F ICFAI Ranchi 7870257562
27 Supriya Mishra F ICFAI Ranchi 9155932449

28 Sonu Nigam M ICFAI Ranchi 7209881008

29 Pragati Kumari F ICFAI Ranchi 9709298225

30 Priyanshi F ICFAI Ranchi 8863885355

31 Nisha Kujur F Jharkhand Rai 8051039745
32 Jyotsana F Jharkhand Rai 7479637110
Kumari University
33 Shweta Singh F Jharkhand Rai 7292886458
34 Fazza Naurin F Marwari College 8092281170

35 Ashfa Anjum F Marwari College 9709211686

36 Sonali Singh F Marwari College 9570258033

37 Vartika F Marwari College 7254097621

38 Rohit Khetri M Marwari College 8877006024

39 Shubhangi F National Law 9504993999

Tiwari School, Ranchi
40 Vidya Laxmi F Central Universityt 8969493176
of Jharkhand
41 Alok Kr M Central Universityt 9934072387
Pandey of Jharkhand
42 Atul Kumar M Central Universityt 9031690537,
Pandey of Jharkhand 7654547811
43 Vibhanshu M Central Universityt 8603707447
Kumar of Jharkhand
44 Sumit Kumar M XISS 9430368788

45 Shreya mishra F 855357479

46 Archita mishra F 8235156754