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B. "Campaign against Gender Discrimination Focusing Sex Selective Practices in Eight Districts of Madhya Pradesh (Supported by MISEREOR, Germany)"

Several national level evaluators have shown that Madhya Pradesh is among the few states of the country with lowest indicators. The state is characterized as a feudalistic form of society, especially in the northern part of the state. An important feature of the society in this part of the state is the relatively low status accorded to the females in the family and the society, which further justifies low health and other developmental indicators. With no individuality of their own, the females are subjected to all forms of discrimination and violence from the very beginning of their life or even before that. Keeping in view the above fact, MP VHA has undertaken the project titled “Campaign against Gender Discrimination Focusing Sex Selective Practices in Eight Districts of Madhya Pradesh with the support of MISEREOR, Germany.

Project Goal: “Creating Concern and Developing Strong Network of Voluntary Organizations, Government Institutions and Concerned Individuals, who can act as Deterrent against Sex Selective Practices”

Project Area: Eight Districts of Madhya Pradesh i.e. Bhind, Bhopal, Chhatarpur, Datia, Gwalior, Morena, Panna and Satna

Major Activities:

Follow-up Refresher Training of Facilitators/ Implementers
Block level Awareness Activities in all Districts
Issue Based Campaign – Save the Girl Child
Emergency / Legal Support to Women through helpline
Information Dissemination through IEC Materials
Advocacy, Networking, Monitoring, Documentation & Reporting
Orientation of ASHA Workers

Major Achievements:
Established and expanded a network of 32 NGO’s in Eight Districts to address the issue of Gender Discrimination focusing sex selective practices.
Trained man power from NGO’s are regularly spreading the message of gender discrimination and domestic violence against women among the community.
557 individuals contacted through the helpline inter personal counseling and cases reported in Media contacted by the helpline.
10 block level awareness activities were organized and 606 people benefited.
Through various block level activities, increased awareness on the issue amongst the rural women, adolescent girls, PRI members and youth groups.
The NGO’s have been documented various success stories which include domestic violence, eve teasing etc.
A wide range of IEC & informative materials have been made available at the NGO and periphery level.
Efforts are being done to bring department of Health, District Administration, NGOs and Media at a common platform, to address the issue in a systematic manner.
The District Advisory Committee for PC & PNDT has been formed by the District Administration and further strengthened by organizing regular meetings.
In some districts where NGO representatives are members of District Advisory Committee, regular meetings have been conducted.
In some of the district, monitoring team formed and regular monitoring of USG centers are being done by the district administration with the help of local NGO’s.
Orientation for ASHA Workers on PC & PNDT Act was organized in all the 32 blocks in nearly 4000 ASHA and other Health workers oriented.

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"To Promote Social Justice through the Provision and Distribution of Holistic Health Care & Empowerment of People, to make Health a Reality for all, with Special Emphasis on the Deprived Section"

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