The New Year 2019 Beckons us to Equality

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  • EVEN A 9-MONTH-OLD GIRL CHILD IS NOT SAFE

  • September 4, 2019
  • In a ghastly incident, a nine-month-old baby was raped and murdered by a 28-year-old man on June 20, 2019 in Hanmakonda, Warangal, Telangana. The baby, Srihita, was abducted, sexually assaulted and gagged to her death. Though the incident took place in the neighbouring Telugu State, it shook the whole nation. A huge protest demonstration was held in Hanmakonda demanding capital punishment to the culprit, Praveen Kumar. A fast track court was also formed for the case. Praveen Kumar was sentenced to death by a local court on August 8, 2019, the first conviction under the amended POCSO Act.

  • “Stand tall against human trafficking”

  • August 26, 2019
  • To reduce the number of trafficking cases in East Godavari district, the staff of Gender Desk and Project, People’s Action for Rural Awakening, along with Human Rights Education conducted a 3-day awareness campaign on July 31, 2019, August 1, 2019 and August 3, 2019 at Ravulapalem Government Degree College, Mahatma Gandhi Aided School, Atreyapuram and Kothapeta Degree College respectively.

  • Empowerment of Divyangs: Teachers’ MLC Declares his Commitment

  • July 5, 2019
  • To empower Divyangs, People’s Action for Rural Awakening organised a Parents’ Meeting at PARA, Ravulapalem on June 28, 2019. The chief guest for the programme was East and West Godavari Districts MLC Illa Venkateshwar Rao. Introducing the newly elected Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) from the Teachers’ Constituency to the participants, DAPC and Liliane Fonds Coordinator, B Subbayamma, appreciated his simplicity. She said that the council member does not haveany police escort and travels by RTC services.

Resources

  • A journey Healing the TRAUMA of Inequality and Initiating the MISSION of Equality

A paper presented by John Tharakan at the International Meeting of Province Development Offices at Nairobi on “The New Management Approach”. The paper proposes an integral approach to development. The inherence violence in inequality needs to be recognized and the consequent trauma healed. A non-violent pedagogy needs to replace the repressive system that apes the dominator model of society. Healing of past traumas needs to go hand in hand with active participatory relationships and spirituality that gives up privileges and practices equality.


  • India’s Hunger Index: What Can Be Done?

India has a federal form of governance. Success of food and nutrition security measures call for negotiations vitally required between the Centre and the States pertaining to them, writes K.R. Venugopal. This a passionate as well as compassionate writing coming from a person who has been the Principal Secretary to three successive Prime Ministers. He knows what is urgently needed so that the concerns of the hungry masses, who are equal citizens with us can be addressed with urgency …


  • Methodology of Don Bosco

Methodology of Don Bosco