Here’s what they have to say on the initiative:
We are cognizant with the fact the subject on violence against woman is very huge and includes multiple aspects. To ensure that this awareness campaign is effective, we have limited our scope to the following aspects….
1. Domestic violence – Physical violence against the woman by husband/partner and other family members
2. Violence against girl child including deprivation
3. Sexual violence – including marital rape, date rape
4. Emotional/psychological abuse
5. Dowry related violence including Bride Burning
6. Female Infanticide
7. Acid attacks
We, the core team, would be delighted to have your support for VAWM Oct 2011. The plan is similar to CSA April 2011. We have a blog (www.vawawareness.wordpress.com) on Violence Against Women where we invite guest posts, expert posts and anon survivor stories. We also would urge bloggers to post on this topic on the blog all through October, first announcing the awareness campaign and second, posting on any aspect of this topic they feel strongly about. We also have a twitter handle (@VAWMonth) which will tweet information about VAWA and invite experts, NGOs, counsellors, etc to take questions.
Do let us know if you would be interested in participating, and how would you like to participate. Also, if you have any leads to NGOs or organisations you think we should partner with do let us know.
The email to write in to is firstname.lastname@example.org.
So, go on, spread the message, give your feedbacks,contribute… Lets help spread the awareness and do our tiny squirrel’s bit…