What You Can Do
As an Organisation or Community
Support the media campaign
We have launched a media campaign against all forms of sexual harassment in public spaces, even staring. This 35 second ad film has been prepared by FCB Ulka Advertising as part of their commitment to the issue. We are approaching TV channels, Cable TV, cinemas and food courts/malls with screens to air this spot as their contribution to the issue and campaign. If you are a media house, or have connection with a media house, please help us get this film on air. Click here to view the film
Distribute helpline booklets to members of your organisation/community
JAGORI has produced pocketâ€“sized booklets with all the emergency numbers for Delhi including womenâ€™s organizations, shelters, police, hospitals etc. It can fit in a handbag. This is an extremely useful book that all girls and women should have. If you are an organization, you can give it to all your employees; to all your students; or even friends, family and community.
Instate a Sexual Harassment Policy in your organisation
The Supreme Court of India has mandated that as per the Vishaka judgement of 1997, every organization must have an Anti- Sexual Harassment Policy with a committee to look into the issue. There is a severe gap in implementation and there are many hundreds of organizations in the country that have not set up a policy. You must advocate for a policy in your workplace. It is also the responsibility of the employer to educate the employees about the policy and set up mechanisms of prevention.
Organise a workshop on gender and space/safety of women in your school/college/organisation
We have been conducting two-hour workshops with different groups of people on understanding the issue of how cities and public spaces are gendered and collectively developing strategies to deal with the sexual harassment. If you would like to organize this workshop in your school, college, office, community, write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Organise a Wenlido Self Defence Training for women in your community
Wenlido is a form of martial arts which is rooted in feminist philosophy. These workshops are a two-day process where women are taught to understand violence and face fear and understand their strengths.
There is also a four-hour introductory module that can be done.
You can contact JAGORI to connect you to trained resource persons on the Wenlido network. Also you can contact CII if you are a member organization, as they have a tie up with JAGORI to deliver Wenlido training to their women members over the next one year.
As an Individual
Speak up against sexual harassment
Every time we stay silent when we get harassed or when we see someone else getting harassed, we are guilty of perpetuating harassment. While it is difficult to respond in certain situations, we must not miss an opportunity when it presents itself. Thus if it is on a crowded bus, you can raise an alarm, or catch hold of the hand that is harassing you.
It is equally if not more important to lend a hand to someone else who is getting harassed and sent out the message loud and clear that â€œWe as a city will not tolerate thisâ€.
Write about the campaign on your blog, newsletter, website, newspaper
We would be happy if you shared information about the campaign in different networks and publications that you have access to. We would also be happy to disseminate any related information.
Get your community involved
There are many ways to get your family, colleagues, friends and larger community involved. You could conduct a safety audit, distribute publicity material, and identify issues causing lack of safety and report to the RWA or authorities. You could also get a session on women and safety organized with the support of JAGORI.
Pick up your Safe Delhi T-shirt today
We have produced a bright yellow T-shirt with the message of making the city safe for women. (Suggested contribution: Rs. 120)
Share your personal experiences
Almost all women living in cities and especially in Delhi have had some experience of sexual harassment in a public place at some time. We ask you to share these experiences as well any strategies that have helped you deal with it in our ‘Personal Experiences’ and ‘Tips and Strategies’ sections.
Link to the JAGORI Safe Delhi website
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