Thought for the day
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8
Trained young people under the program called Building Local Capacities for Peace (LCP) along with their diocesan youth groups/movements of CSI have planned and executed a weeklong observance for this year’s International women’s day on the theme, I am generation equality: realizing women’s rights. #eachforequal
A total of 25 programs were conducted for over 2800 people in 25 different areas from the 5 southern states of India between the 1st and 8th of March.
The list of diocesan youth groups that organized these events were: Karnataka South, Madhya Kerala, Krishna Godavari, Karnataka North, Kanyakumari, Karimnagar, Karnataka Central, and Dornakal.
Some of the key events of this year’s observances were:
1.Orienting the theme to the congregation, by skit, sermon, games, fellowship gatherings, and many more
2.Recognizing women’s contribution
3.Assistance to generate income
4.Reflection to the SDG’s Goal 5.
5.Handicrafts were made and distributed
6.Understanding gender with corporate minds
7.Familiarizing books written by women
8.Enunciation of women in writing
12. Art café
13. Rangoli competition
14. Drawing and Painting competitions
15. Elocution competitions
16. Quiz competitions
Towards the end of each event young people came together understanding the need for equality by striking the pose #eachforequal
The outcome of the program was that young people have started to look into alternate narratives (breaking gender stereotypes) for the betterment of the society. Moreover, A strong youth force can be created, if appropriate guidance is provided.
We encourage each one of you to move beyond observing these important days by also looking into similar issues and trying to bring change for a better future.
Praveen Daniel S
Program Executive – LCP
Dalit Women Empowerment (Karnataka Northern, Madras, Karimnagar, North Kerala, South Kerala Dioceses
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Resource Booklet on Protection of the Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005
Resource Booklet on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal
Poster on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 201
Poster on CSI -GEET Campaig against Domestic Violence
CSI Lenten Campaign 2019 Against Human Trafficking and Displacement : Introductory Material
MY FATHER IS A FARMERBIBLE STUDIES
CSI Lenten Campaign against Human Trafficking and Bonded Labour 2018
Local Capacities for Peace (LCP)Do No Harm(a resource book for local peace initiatives)
To enable the congregations to give an account of their hope concerning the Biblical Vision of a New Heaven and a New Earth...and strive to build here and now, a just, egalitarian society that is sensitive to gender issues and other inequalities.
To transform communities through sustainable development and community empowerment.
To sensitize local congregations on social, economic, political, cultural and gender realities.
To build peoples' alliances and networking with movements on various campaigns related to Right to Education, Right to Information, Child friendly Schools, etc.
To strive for building peace initiatives in the church and conflict- ridden pockets in South India.
Dalit Women Empowerment (Karnataka Northern, Madras, Karimnagar, North Kerala, South Kerala Dioceses).
Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (East Kerala, Madurai-Ramnad, Nandyal, Dornakal, Trichy Tanjore Dioceses).
Liberative Livelihood Options (Tirunelveli, Krishna Godavari Dioceses).
Community based care and support program HIV/AIDS (Coimbatore Diocese).
Sustainable and Life- Giving Agriculture (Madhya Kerala Diocese)
Empowerment of Transgenders (Thoothukudi Nazareth Diocese).
Building Local Capacities for Peace (All Dioceses).
Girl Child Campaign: “Assuring her future” (All Dioceses).
Focus 9 / 99 Addressing Rights of the Girl Child (All Dioceses) Drafting a Child Protection Policy.
DISHA- Disability Intervention for Solidarity and Holistic Accompaniment (All Dioceses).
CARDIA - Congregation Accompanied Reformed Diakonia in Action (Madurai-Ramnad Diocese).