Annual youth forum “NGAGE – Next Gen Advocates of Gender Equity” organized by Durga India, is taking place on the 10th – 12th of December 2021. Durga is a social sector organization working on a multi-pronged approach towards creating gender-inclusive spaces in India.
This program aims to sensitize youth and assist them in taking cognizance of prevalent biases in multiple sections of our society, harness their collective potential for the greater good of their personal and wider circles, and engage in conversations (that involves agreement and dissent) with respect for one another and the Constitution. NGAGE will enable key stakeholders from social and development sectors in utilizing this thought-provoking platform to encourage meaningful dialogue and make conscious efforts to deter sexual harassment in public spaces and create safer spaces for all.
This 3-day initiative by Durga India will host and address a gathering of over a minimum of 3000 participants, ranging from students, social activists and personalities involved in the development sector from across India and the world.
Engender Consultancy is a social enterprise committed towards advancing the empowerment of women and gender equality. We work with collaborators who together with women and men in communities, organisations, educational institutions and government, design strategic solutions with the aim of bringing about transformative change.
They are our partners on the Safecity Malaysia project.
Polycom was started in response to the sexual violence and exploitation faced by young girls in Kibera informal settlement in Nairobi. There was a particular case when a 39 year old man had a sexual relationship with an 11 year old girl that spurred the organisation’s founder, Jane Anyango, into action. She wanted to help girls to understand that they need to take care of their bodies until they are ready. She started by educating girls to understand themselves and make informed decisions concerning their lives, particularly their bodies. The organization was later registered as Polycom Development Project (PDP).
Polycom is located in Kibera informal settlement, working with 50 schools to reach out to adolescent girls and 5 organized groups to reach out to girls who are not in school. Our work is summarized under one word “G-PENDE”(which means to love yourself). It is about promoting self-worthiness and appreciation among girls. The programmes have recently been extended to include out of school girls and young women aged 16 to 25 years. Every year, Polycom recruits fresh school leavers as volunteers who are trained on psycho-social support to carry out school counselling sessions and to oversee the G-Pende safe space sessions.
Polycom Development Project is our Safecity partner in Kenya.
Ms. Brafit Limited, is a Social Enterprise focused on Women’s Health and specifically Breast Health. Ms. Brafit offers solutions for women, girls, medical practitioners and women in treatment. They offer breast care consultations, retail solutions, educational programming (corporate, industry, grassroots and schools), professional consultancy and policy development and design.
Based in Trinidad and Tobago, this Social Enterprise aligns the benefits of self-esteem and well-being, to the principles of safer cities and nations; thus creating dialogues and programs for the empowerment of women, girls and wider communities, that will sensitize and encourage self-value and body esteem – giving a sense of hope and enabling girls to embrace their bodies and appreciate their differences instead of being challenged and bullied, due to their differences.
Sisterhood Alliance was established on March 10,2015, as Social Purpose Organization.
The Uncommon Box (TUB), a pannier with uncommon stuff from our very own common surroundings. We generally say that things around us are common, but we forget that the uncommon and exceptional comes from the common itself. Everything in this world whether it’s nature, people or society is unique in its own way or has their own speciality; it’s just the matter of realizing and appreciating it. We are here with our thoughts which are picked up from the common setting. We believe in that special or uncommon which is hidden or unnoticed in our routine hectic life.
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Godrej Consumer Products Limited
Godrej Consumer Products is a leading emerging markets company. As part of the 119-year young Godrej Group, it has a proud legacy built on the strong values of trust, integrity and respect for others. The Godrej Group enjoys the patronage of 1.1 billion consumers globally, across different businesses. 24 per cent of the holding company of the Group is held in a trust that invests in the environment, health and education. It is also bringing together their passion and purpose to make a difference through their ‘Good & Green’ approach to create a more inclusive and greener India.
ParentCircle empowers parents to raise successful children through holistic parenting. Our mission is to bring together parents, educators, health specialists, child experts and professionals to share their knowledge and experiences to support the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of children to ensure their success across all fields of endeavour.
In India, we are pioneers in providing holistic parenting content through our flagship magazines – ParentCircle and Chellamey,
Manav Seva Sansthan, “SEVA”, is a not for profit organisation established in 1988, working in North India with a mission to ensure socio-economic development of the poor and disadvantaged resembling vulnerable women and children devoid of basic rights through community based area development approach. Between inception and now MSS has undertaken a number of development programmes in several districts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarkhand and West Bengal. MSS’s major focus has been on women and children. Its current programme reaches out to a population of about one million. The organisation’s current development portfolios are child protection and child rights, inclusive development of SC/ST, health and HIV, sustainable agriculture, sustainable livelihood, gender rights and empowerment, anti-human trafficking, migrant rights, disaster management and climate change.