Motivating youth to challenge VAW

To address violence as a social phenomenon HUMSAFAR works with youth in educational institutions and communities. Through a variety of interventions youth are mobilized to create an enabling environment for gender equality and equity and against all forms of gender-based discrimination and violence.

By effectively building contacts with the school administration and teachers HUMSAFAR’s Youth Mobilizer has been able to gain access to students of different ages, from adolescence to young adults of 42 schools of Lucknow Division.

HUMSAFAR conducts a 7-module session with students to help them understand gender and gender-based discrimination, harassment and violence. Through poster writing, slogan writing and other creative activities their understanding of these issues is periodically reviewed.

Yuva Tarang (Community Youth Group): Yuva Tarang has developed as a platform to engage the youth both from communities and educational institutions to raise awareness about gender-based discrimination, gender-based violence, sexual harassment, rape, harassment for dowry and domestic violence.

Acting as agent of change the youth are using street theatre, protest demonstration and cleanliness drives to mobilize youth for societal change.