Have you heard that the youth in Pune is opening the floodgates and breaking down the taboos surrounding open discussions about sexual violence? Yes, they are.
Our five Safe-Campus-Program Youth Leaders from Tilak Maharastha Vidyapeeth buckled up their belts and called in their peers to cut off their own silences about sexual violence through creativity and posters. Small, big, monochrome, every colour in the spectrum and every font available was used to make statements concerning anti-sexual harassment sentiments, about laws that people should know when claiming their rights, and other countless but alas lesser-known tools available to continue our battle against injustice.
The activity was organised as part of the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives or simply CFLI which is been jointly supported by the Canadian High Commission in India and Safecity. CFLI is a Train the Trainer module where five Youth Leaders from every selected college and school around Maharashtra will be joining a 3-day workshop will be sensitised about gender equality, sexual violence prevention, legal mechanisms, and the agenda of Safecity and the Safecity App.
Our Youth Leaders will then going back to their own campuses and looping in their cohort to spread the word about the importance of sexual violence prevention. In their mandate, they will also be auditing their own institutions to measure how safe their campuses actually are and continue to create sensitisation in their communities.