Proposals in India

April 2, 2013

Finalist – India: Strengthening Human Rights Defenders in Women Rights Monitoring

Human rights defenders (HRDs) already engaged in monitoring violations of rights of women belonging to adivasis, dalits and minority communities in Odisha will be trained to use mobiles handsets to take photographs, record oral statements of victims and others, keep the data in a computer at a safe place, transfer it to concerned bodies for filing complaints to human rights commissions to ensure justice to victims. One Training will be organized to capacitate 30 HRDs of Odisha. 5 HRDs will be provided with necessary hand-holding supports to monitor women rights violations in a better manner.

March 29, 2013

Finalist – South Asian Comics Activists for Gender Justice

Our objective is to open up a debate in the society on the issue of gender equality and bring about a change in South Asian region. Sixteen Grassroots Activists from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal will be trained as Grassroots Comics Trainers to further engage many more female activists/ students in their respective countries to democratise the women voices through the medium of grassroots comics and campaigns. A 6 days trainer’s workshop will be organized in Delhi later this year. Comics have the power of unleashing the potential of self-expression and community action. South Asian Comics Activists for Gender Justice from Sharad Sharma on Vimeo.

March 4, 2013

India: Inclusion – Including Migrants to Decide about Migrants

To empower representatives of Internal Migrants (IM) / displaced Persons (IDP’s) to express their issues on digital platform (internet), by training them in: blogging, record and edit audio & videos, presentations and uploading them on Wikimedia, YouTube, slide share etc. We also plan to facilitate constructive dialogues between all stakeholders i.e. Migrants and the Native residents / citizens and by linking them on online platforms, website etc

March 3, 2013

India: Empowering Slums through Active Citizen Media

There are about eight large slums in Bhubaneswar struggling with poverty, unemployment, lack of sanitation facilities, clean drinking water etc. VIEWS would train two volunteers to use the participatory rural appraisal tools (PRA) to identify issues in the various slums and prepare a micro plan. These issues will be documented and uploaded in various social media and blogs on a regular basis thus highlighting them before a larger forum.

March 2, 2013

India: Advocacy for Forest Rights for Indigenous People

We are social worker doing advocacy for Forest rights ACT Implementation for tribal people to get Land Pattas for their cultivation lands , we wanted to do advocacy through Mobile phones and computer and focus discussions with Journalists, to send tribal voice for Government officers to get land Pattas through Forest rights Act proposed project was implemented in Buttaigudem mandal in WestGodavari District IN Andhrapradesh in INDIA

India: South Asian Comics Activists for Gender Justice

Sixteen Grassroots Activists from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal will be trained as Grassroots Comics Trainers to further engage many more female activists/ students in their respective countries to democratise the women voices through the medium of grassroots comics wall posters and campaigns. Comics have the power of unleashing the potential of self-expression and community action. In past several years World Comics Ihas experienced it.

India: The Speaking Rickshaw

The Speaking Rickshaw is a media pilot project, which focuses on connecting the socially excluded and marginalized community of the bi-cycle rickshaw pullers in India with the mainstream society and providing a dignified status. The project will revolve around the daily life and challenges of the migrant rickshaw pullers (RPs) in big urban settlements in India. Through the use of use citizen media tools the stories of the RPs will be shared.

India: Strengthening Women Human Rights Defenders in Human Rights Monitoring

Human rights defenders already engaged in monitoring women rights violations in remote areas among marginalized communities will be strengthened on the use of mobile phones and internet in tracking HRVs, documenting evidences, filing complaints with appropriate duty bearers. 30 HRDs of Odisha will be provided with skills of using mobiles-phones, camera, videography, internet 5 HRDs will be facilitated to use mobile-phone and internet

March 1, 2013

India: Support for Displaced Indigenous Families

Main Activities are to advocacy for resettlement rights and compensation through Citizen media, through to conduct training for staff on Photography , Video documentary on Case studies , how families become homeless, food less, Shelter less, landless through this displacement, and to relay in Local Television Channels and Local News Papers, and to show in Responsible Ministers, Government officers ( who are responsible for Displacement Welfar

India: Let Me Flourish

The adolescents, whose parents are working at coal mining, are deprived from human rights due to lack of proper education & awareness. Through this project, we’ll teach them Photography & social Media use so that they upraise their voice through Photography & share experience of humiliation & demand through Social media.