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‘Anonde Konyakal’ (Celebrating Girlhood) National Girl Child Day : “Demanding a Violence-free Girlhood”

India > Kolkata > RABINDRA SADAN PRANGAN > 2014-01-24 > 10:00

About The Event

To mark the “National Girl Child Day”, as part of girls’ rights interventions, Jeevika (a non-governmental organization that works for the promotion of women’s and girls’ rights across 47 villages in South 24 Parganas, West Bengal. Jeevika believes that access to and control over financial resources with the perspective of women’s rights is the basic pillar in achieving women’s empowerment) organizes a carnival titled Anonde Konyakal (Celebrating Girlhood) every year on the 24th of January to mark the National Girl Child Day.The theme for this year’s carnival was: “Demanding a violence-free girlhood”. On this day, girls from Apne Aap Women Worldwide Trust also participated in this carnival to showcase their abilities and talents through drawing,quiz contest and craft. The girls from Apne Aap along with other girls also participated in a session called “Self-Defense”, where they get to know the process of self-defense. According to Kajal, “I enjoyed the session a lot, where I came to know how to protect myself in different situations”. There was an other activity in which prize money was given to a girl for being the “brave girl” in her village as she stopped a child marriage by dialing 1098.

About The Organization

Apne Aap Women Worldwide

Organizes women in prostitution and caste- based communities trapped in inter-generational prostitution to end sex trafficking in the red-light areas of Bengal, Bihar, Delhi and Haryana in India.

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