Teasing girls, bullying them and passing nasty comments are quite common in rural school areas. Most young girls are victims of physical abuses and verbal assaults.
We hope to make youth aware about legal provisions against sexual harassment and girls where they report such cases avoiding social stigma. Schools in Kaski and Baglung now have growing internet use and we empower social networking and make 35 school blogs reaching 1700+ students.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
The rural girls of Kaski and Baglung are bounded by many social and cultural stigmas.They really don't have private access to internet and social networks.But now most rural schools have atleast some desktops and internet access though slow.
It will help them voice against harassment to a greater mass with the common school blogs and culprits may fear social stigma.It will also decrease rural drop -out ratio of girl students due to such cases.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
The vision is to create youth generation aware against sexual harassment.The 35 school blogs and social networks will be easily accessible for all rural youths where they can share about their issues,cases and ideas.It will be made more user friendly by moderating in local language.The video of legal experts and concerned authority will also be posted.
The rural girls and boys should be freely able to voice the harassment with proper impact.
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
We will cordinate with 35 school administrations of Kaski and Baglung for school internet access. Coordinating with local mother's group for family encouragement is necessary.We will have 1 legal expert for weekly consultation for the students.We will also cordinate with 3 blog experts who will help in providing training and support for blog launching and moderating for rural students.We will use focus on local resources and cordination.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
We plan to reach 1700+ students awaring them about sexual harrasement in rural schools of Kaski and Baglung. To sustain blogs for longer period we will train local students for proper blogging techniques.We will also encourage them to use RELAY METHOD so that next year they build connection and empower another rural school in another villages to start a blog and social network for issue concerned.This will be encouraged by local FM radio program
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
Extra resources will always be supportive.To be specific we hope to receive supports for moderating online sessions from international legal experts and workers from INGOS or NGOS working for women rights and domestic voilences. We would post the link in the school blogs and also keep the translations or subtitles.This could be recorded old sessions or even live ones.
We hope any free booklets or pamphlets on sexual harassment couriered to us
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