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Women”s World Summit Foundation

Udisha is in special consultative with Economic & Social Commission of the United Nations since 2007 and a  Laureate of 2011 International WWSF Prize- for Innovative Prevention of Abuse and Violence against Children and Youth

WWSF Campaign

As Coalition Partner  of Women’s World Summit Foundation/ Geneva since 2003

(Abstract taken from Global Reports on website- “www.woman.ch”. For detailed reports and photos please visit “www, woman,ch” link- Children & Youth Section, Global Impact Report and Photo Gallery. There are reports on activities of Udisha and photos in every year’s Reports. The announcement of award given to Udisha is in 2011 Activity Report)

2003 Activity Report
UDISHA
27-A Jia Sarai, New Delhi 110016, India
To mark the World Day, UDISHA organized:
– A poster painting competition and exhibition on the theme “Child abuse and crime against
women”. More than 1000 children (4 to 17) participated in the competition;
– An essay competition on prevention of child abuse for children (13 to 18). 10 schools
participated in the competition.
Children were informed about their rights and what to do in case of an uncomfortable situation.Campaign and World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse

2004 Activity Report
UDISHA – Society for education, employment and sustainable development
27-A Jia Sarai, New Delhi 110016, India
To mark the World Day, UDISHA organized, in collaboration with the Rotary Club, a talk on the theme “What should parents know about the safety of their child”, and a poster painting competition (“On the spot”) for children from 4 to 17 years old. More than 1000 children participated and expressed their feelings, emotions and dreams on colorful posters. The best ones were awarded and used as greeting cards or other publicity material to raise awareness on child abuse.

2005 Activity Report

UDISHA – Society for education, employment and sustainable development
27-A Jia Sarai, New Delhi 110016, India
To mark the World Day, UDISHA set up many activities including:
• A rally walk with around 1000 students to raise awareness about child abuse, respect of the elders, and on
environmental and rural development. Around 8000 leaflets with slogans were distributed;
• An “On the spot poster painting competition” on “Child abuse, crime against women and social responsibility” for
students from 10 different schools (4-17 years). More than 200 children participated;
• An elocution contest with a panel of judges. 24 students participated;
• A counseling session for students and their parents about child abuse.
The media covered the events.

2006 Activity Report

 Society for Education, Employment, and Sustainable Development – UDISHA
27- A Jia Sarai, New Delhi, India
UDISHA has been celebrating the World Day for the past 4 years since
joining the WWSF coalition. In 2006 the group hosted a series of workshops for students to teach “Assertiveness skills and Self-Defense techniques.”
UDISHA worked along with the Smile Foundation under Swabhiman. The workshop was held in public schools in East Punjabi Bagh. Over 150 students attended the workshop. They learned the importance of being assertive in public places as well as being both mentally and physically healthy. The students also learned the importance of body language as an indicator of confidence. Both physical and non-physical self-defense techniques were explained to the students through simple language and demonstrations.
At the end of the workshops, the students were asked to write a slogan and a paragraph about their life experiences, and what they had learned. The top three submissions were awarded, and all of the participants were given a Certificate of Merit. Another group organized a similar project that over 100 students from rural backgrounds participated in. By reaching out to students, UDISHA has been able to successfully sensitize hundreds of students, their parents, and teachers regarding the prevention of child abuse.

19 November
World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse
Global Impact Report 2007
Activities and events organized by international coalition members
UDISHA – Society for education, employment and sustainable development
B-3/3201, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070, India
On the occasion of the World Day, UDISHA organized a poster-painting competition, a debate, a walk with placards and slogans and a yellow ribbon campaign. Thousands of children and parents participated and were sensitized.

19 November
World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse
WWSF Global Impact Report 2008
Activities and events organized by WWSF international coalition members
922 organizations in 135 countries participated in the global campaign
Udisha
B-3/3201, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi -110070, India
On the occasion of the World Day – 19 Nov., for the sixth consecutive year, Udisha organized events and 2008 activities included poster painting competitions, walk, debate, and the yellow ribbon
campaign. The “On the Spot” poster painting competition gathered ~2000 students from ~100 schools in Delhi. Yellow ribbons were distributed to over 4000 students and parents to mark support
for the prevention of child abuse programs. In addition to ribbons, leaflets were distributed to 2000 students and parents, highlighting ten precautions parents can take to prevent their child from
inadvertently accessing pornographic material on the web. The yellow ribbon campaign received media coverage at the local and national level. A new outreach program in Jalmana, Haryana, saw
500 students in walk and poster painting competitions

19 November
WWSF Global Impact Report 2009
Selected activities & events organized by WWSF international coalition members 787 organizations in 127 countries participated in the global 2009 campaign.
INDIA
UDISHA – Society for education, employment & sustainable development
B-3/3201, Vasant Kunj, 110070, New Delhi, India
To celebrate the World Day-19 Nov., Udisha organized a spot competition on different social and environmental issues in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Delhi, South West. Around 2500 students participated in this competition and made colourful posters with slogan. Through these posters children expressed their feelings about child abuse, women’s empowerment, respect for the elders, social crimes and environmental issues. The posters were highly appreciated by the judges, parents and Ms. Kiran Walia, Minister of Health and Women & Child Development.

Campaign & World Day for the Prevention of
Abuse and Violence against Children and Youth
2010
WWSF Global Impact Report
Activities/events organized by WWSF and by coalition member organizations
473 organizations in 113 countries participated in the global campaign in 2010 Celebrating the World Day for the prevention of abuse and violence against children and youth –19 November 2010

UDISHA
Society for Education, Employment & Sustainable Development
(In special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council)
27-A, Jia Sarai, New Delhi 110016, India

On the occasion of the World Day – 19 Nov., Udisha planned its events around the WWSF proposed theme “Adults and young people unite for better prevention of abuse and violence against children.”
Events were organized in the capital, Delhi, and surrounding neighboring states.
Beyond support from students, teachers, and parents, Udisha gained support from the Government of India. Participation from the Delhi police and multiple schools allowed for awareness raising on child rights and prevention of child abuse.

Udisha and its partner organizations held weeklong events, including:
• A one day symposium on protection of child rights and prevention of child
abuse, including the Right to Education Act
• A yellow ribbon campaign to mark the World Day to symbolize support for prevention of child abuse programs of the Women’s World Summit Foundation
• A slogan competition where students created slogans concerning child labor, child abuse and the Right to Education
• A police officer taught self defence techniques to girls and women
• A ‘on the spot poster painting competition’ was organized in schools to raise awareness amongst children, parents and teachers
• A walk against child abuse Udisha’s campaign received local and national media attention and sensitized thousands of children, parents and members of society about protection of child rights, prevention of child abuse and the Right to Education Act.

19 Days of Activism Campaign 1-19 November and World Day for prevention of abuse and violence

against children and youth 19 November

WWSF Global Impact Report 2012

Selected examples of activities/events organized by coalition member organizations
(187 organizations in 77 countries actively participated in the global campaign)
UDISHA, A society for Education, Employment and Sustainable Development
B-3/3201, Vasant Kunj, 110070 New Delhi, India
UDISHA,
2011 WWSF Prevention Prize Laureate, set up different activities for the 2nd edition of the 19 Days of activism campaign. They organized a Seminar and National Poster Painting Competition on prevention of drug abuse in partnership with Bhagidari Jan Sahyog Samiti and other NGOs in New Delhi. Over 200 children and parents participated in the competition
and Hon’ble Justice M.C. Garg of High Court of Delhi as well as Mr. Rakesh Gaur, UDISHA president took the floor during the seminar to sensitize children and their parents about the dangers of drug abuse.
UDISHA also organized an awareness-raising “rally” about child rights and voters’ rights
were attended by about 500 students and teachers.

19 Days of Activism Campaign 1-19 November
and World Day for prevention of violence
against children and youth 19 November

WWSF Global Impact Report 2013
Selected examples of activities/events organized by coalition member organizations
(240 organizations in 89 countries actively participated in the global campaign)
Udisha, Society for Education. Employment & Sustainable Development, B-3/3201, Vasant Kunj, New
Delhi-110070, India
During its tenth year of coalition membership with WWSF, the Society for Education, Employment & Sustainable Development focused its 19 Days of activism campaign on the issues of child abuse and child labour. Partnering with Bhagidari Jan Sahyog Samiti, and in with collaboration with numerous grassroots NGOs and educational institutions in New Delhi, the organization led two National Seminars.
More than 200 students from the Sai Institute for Girls attended. Ms. Kushal Singh, the Chairperson of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, delivered the inaugural address for the National Seminar on the
Prevention of Child Abuse. The speech focused on the need for a child-labour free society, and emphasized the importance of dispelling “the myth that child labour is a necessary evil”. She briefed the audience on children’s rights and how to prevent forms of abuse, and
called for an end to “missing” and “no where” children who are either entangled in or potentially caught in child labour, instead of in school. Dr. Rajendra Dhar, Additional Labour
Commissioner, then took the podium, calling upon parents to reconsider the consequential implications of pulling their children out of school to work.
A Suggestions Competition was held to assess the understanding of students about children’s rights and their awareness about preventing child abuse. This was followed by a collective oath-taking session, during which time all of the participants pledged to fight against child labour.
The organization also held a National Seminar on Combating Crime Against Women, including Acid attack, as part of its 19 Days of activism. According to the organization, acid attacks are increasing each day and represent the worst form of violence against women. Ms. Shabitan Gaffar, Chairperson for the Committee on Girls’ Education with the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions, inaugurated the session, and emphasized the need for girls’ education, and spoke against the myth that dress is the main cause for sexual assaults. Several panelists—including researchers, government officials, and NGO representatives, addressed the gathering to condemn acid attacks and called attention to their deleterious effects on individuals and on society. This was followed by a Delhi State Level Speech Competition on Acid Attack, in which participants made recommendations for implementing the National Act concerning sale of acid on he market and increased criminalization of offenses. Approximately 1000 people participated in these two National Seminars, and were widely reported in the media.

19 Days of Activism Campaign 1-19 November
and World Day for prevention of violence
against children and youth 19 November

WWSF Global Impact Report 2014

Selected examples of activities/events organized by coalition member organizations
(134 organizations in 63 countries actively participated in the global campaign)

Selected Original Members’ Reports (2014)
WWSF receives many wonderful reports and we have decided to publish some of them in their orginal version. Such reports allow you to appreciate the great efforts some of our coalition members employ to make prevention of violence a priority.
2014-Brazil-CIAF-Report
2014-India-UDISHA-Report
2014-Poland-PoDrugie-Report
2014-DRC-GPVCA-Report
2014-Cameroun-CALBRIL-Report
2014-Gabon-ONGSambaMwanas-Report
2014-DRC-TMC.DHRNGO-Report
2014-Romania-FICE-Report
2014-India-ElShaddai-Report
2014-Mexico-ASI Munca Mas-Report
2014-Pakistan-SEHER-Report

Activity Report:
Udisha, A society for Education, Employment & Sustainable Development
Udisha, laureate of 2010 WWSF Prize for innovative prevention activities, organized a variety of activities in 12th year of its coalition partnership. The 19 days campaign this year focussed on main theme- Addiction and substance abuse- and sub-themes like discrimination based on health conditions, sexual abuse, child trafficking and child labour. The national level campaign was organized in collaboration with some other NGOs like
Bhagidari Jan Sahyog Samiti, Gyan Bharti Shiksha Samiti, Pragati Path Foundation and Delhi Legal Service Authority. The District Institute of Education Technology and some other educational institutes also actively participated in the campaign.

During the campaign, one day national seminar on burning issues like addiction and substance abuse, child abuse, child labour and child trafficking was organized under the auspices of District Institute of Education Technology, New Delhi. A rally was organized by Teacher Trainees and students of some schools to spread awareness about the themes of the campaign. About 1500 students, teacher trainees and people from all walks of life participated in the Seminar.

Various provisions under the laws on these issues were discussed in the seminar. Mr. Rakesh Gaur, President, Udisha delivered Key Note Adress on the Campaign. Mr. C. R. Garg, District Magistrate (West Delhi) was the Chief Guest in the seminar. He underlined the need to sensitise the children and parents about the legal provisions of different legislations so that they could arouse awareness amongst the masses. He mentioned that the youth and children should be informed about the tribulations of drug abuse, criminal tendency in children, sexual and physical abuse and domestic violence. The victims and those addicted should be treated with sympathy and compassion and the teachers could play a vital role in it. The District Magistrate mentioned about Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, the 2014 Noble Peace Prize Laureate from India and his contribution in abolition of child labour and child abuse.

Dr. Rajinder Dhar, Additional Labour Commissioner, Delhi Government discussed the Juvenile Justice Act, Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act and Right to Education Act. He said that children of the 6-14 years’ age should be in schools and employing the children of the age of 14-18 years in factories using or manufacturing hazardous chemicals in prohibited. He also deliberated upon the efforts of the Government and NGOs like‘Bachpan Bachao Andolan’ of Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, in abolition of child labour from the factories and industries of Delhi, the capital of India.

Another event organized by Udisha under the auspices of Indal Public School and in collaboration of Gyan Bharti Shiksha Samiti and Delhi State Legal Service Authority, was Awareness Campaign about prevention of child abuse and child labour. The students from the school and Gyan Bharti Shiksha Samiti were sensitised about various provisions of the laws related to child labour and domestic violence. A slogan competition was organized and students participated in a Rally. In all around 500 students, teachers and parents participated in the program.

The sub-theme of the Campaign- Discrimination based on health conditions- was also addressed in state level Elocution Contest and Street Paly Competition on HIV AIDS organized by Udisha in collaboration with Bhagidari Jan Sahyog Samiti and Pragati Path Foundation. The events highlighted the need of spreading awareness about HIV AIDS as it can be prevented by awareness only. It was also explained that there is discrimination in the Indian society based on health condition. Justice Sunil Gaur of High Court of Delhi was the Chief Guest and Sh. S.S. Rathi Hon’ble Additional Distt. & Session Judge and Officer on Special Duty, Delhi State Legal Services Authority was the Guest of Honour in the event attended by around 1000 participants from all over Delhi. Hon’ble Justice also gave away the prizes. The representatives of National AIDS Control Society and Head of
Department, National Council of Educational Research & Training were key note speakers.

The Udisha as coalition partner of WWSF has been expanding its reach in the Society every year since 2003, when it participated in the Campaign for the first time. Thousands of citizens, particularly youth have benefitted from different activities organized during respective campaigns every year in collaboration various Ministries, Government Departments, Civil Society Organizations and Judiciary.

 

19 Days of Activism for the prevention of violence against children and youth 1-19 November, ending on the World Day 19 November in synergy with the Universal Children’s Day – 20 November

WWSF Global Impact Report 2015

Examples of more than 100 coalition member organizations and their multiple activities/events organized during the 19 Days of Activism campaign
Udisha, A Society for Education, Employment, and Sustainable Development, B-3/3201, Vasant Kunj, 110070 New Delhi,India
Udisha, a coalition partner of WWSF since 2003 and Laureate of
the First Prize for Innovative Practices for Prevention of Child Abuse-2010, organized many events during the 19 Days
Campaign in 2015.

1. Poster Painting Competition and Elocution Contest were
organized in Prithviraj Modern School, Gharoli Extension, East Delhi on the main theme – Bullying – and other sub themes. More than 200 students participated in the Poster Painting Competition and more than 50 students participated in Elocution Contest. About 400 students, parents and teachers watched the programmes. The winners were awarded prizes and Merit Certificates were issued to all the participants.

2.Self Defence Training / Demonstration for Girls in the Government Girls Senior Secondary School, B-1, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. In view of the rising cases of child abuse including rape and molestation, around 800 girl students received training on self-defence through demonstration. It has helped them to be more confident and able to defend themselves. They may now further train their siblings and
friends for self-defence.

The events were organized with the support from Gyan Bharti Shiksha Samiti (NGO) in collaboration with concerned schools and the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights and Delhi Police. More than 2000 children, teachers and parents were
sensitized for better prevention of child abuse and were reported in the media.