Legal Literacy Campaign
Under the Hamara Manch – RGEP, legal workshops were organised at Banera and Gangrar, on September 07- 08, 2006, respectively. In both the legal workshops, Julie Swarnkar of Women Protection and Advisory Committee, informed the participants about the Child Marriage Prohibition Act and Labour Act.
Towards the end of the workshop, the children took part in group discussions in which the future plan of action was prepared whereby mitigation of violence against the girl child was given top priority.
The Centre organised two-day Bal Sammelans at Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, on September 16-17, 2006. Narpat Singh Rajvi, Minister for Industries, GoR inaugurated the Sammelan. The meeting discussed the role of Bal panchayats in reducing violence against the girl child. A plan of action was prepared by Bal panchayats to organise a number of events including awareness rallies, slogan writing and debates with children, people’s representatives, heads of the community and village-level community organisations.
An awareness generating rally was also organised in which participants raised slogans on violence against the girl child to create awareness among the people to prevent child marriages and abortion of female foetus. Under the campaign, various competitions were organised and prizes distributed by Nupur Pande, Representative, Save the Children, UK. About 180 children including those associated with RGEP, Savera organisation, Ajmer; and Jaipur participated in the two-day Sammelan.