Save the dignity of women and Girls #NoSilenceForViolence #MahilaMitra
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I faced severe violence at the hands of my husband for seven years, but was not able to speak about it to my family or even complaint to the police. When I became widow at 28, faced lot of hardships of shame, guilt and unwanted sexual advances. Then I got remarried at 35 but things became only worse.
I am not the ONLY one faced violence, almost many girls and women face violence in their life time. But women are not confident and courageous enough to say no to violence due to societal norms, taboo and scared to go to police.
Me with Vasavya Mahila Mandali a 50 years NGO led by women activist Chennupati Vidya collaborated with Vijayawada city police, launched Mahila Mitra in 2017 with 200 members, which created confidence and courage among women to face life in crisis.
These women became peers and counselled and supported each other. Today they are confident and are leading happy and safe life. This initiative has created impact in 20 police stations in Vijayawada city police area.
If this is scaled up to about 600 police stations in 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh it will be very effective. Sign my petition and request the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh to scale the initiative.
Women is a mother, daughter, sister, wife but most importantly, a human being. An individual of her own. It is everybody's concern that women and girls in each family to be safe and confident.
Let join in this campaign to make Sunrise state Andhra Pradesh to commit in reaching No violence on women and Happiness Index.
Nara Chandra Babu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh is an example for all the states in India since he initiated in 1990s the key women’s empowerment programme: self help groups.
Today in India almost 70% of women are in this biggest women’s network which helps in poverty alleviation. So his visionary personality will certainly think of making Andhra Pradesh safe for women so that all other states can follow.
Each ones support in signing this petition, is a strength for all the girls and women. Let every family be happy.
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