To mark the 16 days activism against gender-based violence campaign, Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal undertook many activities throughout the 16 days to show support and create awareness about gender-based violence. The activities were conducted in both Kathmandu as well as Nawalparasi.
An open discussion was conducted in JCYCN office on sexuality and gender-based violence on 21st November 2018. There was a participation from 20 youths who actively participated in the discussion and shared their experiences with each other, they talked about the various forms of gender-based violence and also gave their suggestions on how it could be stopped at an individual level.
Girls who have been trained as peer educators by JCYCN with the support of //KANALLAN under the Girls’ Empowerment Project conducted awareness and training programs in 9 schools of Devchuli Municipality, Nawalparasi. The program covered Gender-Based Violence, it’s causes, effects and encouraged the girls to raise their voice against it. The program ran over the span of 16 days and was effective in raising awareness on this issue to the various members of the community.
On 1st December 2018, Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal in collaboration with Devchuli Municipality and with the support of //KANALLAN conducted a menstrual health and hygiene training. The slogan behind the training was “Leave No One Behind; End Violence Against Women and Girls”. The training was conducted for the focal teachers of nine different community high schools and our peer educators with a participation of over 45 people. The training covered two major areas with the first being a discussion session on topics such as menstruation cycle, myths and taboos around menstruation, do’s and don’ts during menstruation and a brief comparison between commercial pads and homemade pads. While the second area was learning to prepare homemade menstrual pads.
Throughout 2nd Dec and 10th Dec 2018, the peer educators conducted Menstrual Health and Hygiene training at various school of Devchuli Municipality, Nawalparasi based on the training they had received previously. The training was aimed at eliminating gender-based inequality and making the entire municipality Girls Friendly, one impactful step at a time.
To mark the end of the 16 days campaign along with the International Human Rights Day 2018, NGO Federation in coordination with JCYCN and 134 other organizations conducted a rally to stand up for equality, justice and human dignity on 10th December 2018.