Launch of the national campaign

ECF is in the process of planning a national campaign for launch in March 2013. Our campaign will call for Indian men, women and children to ensure that men across India study and practice gender equitable behavior. The campaign principles are based on the evidence from our recent academic research that demonstrates that women in India will not be free from violence until men change their behaviour, and this behavior change starts in the community, in schools and in the media. 

Watch the space for more information

 

Release of social sector research paper 

Empowering Men to Empower Women is becoming increasingly well accepted, and popular but still in the nascent stage. There is a lack of research and evidence to demonstrate that empowering men as a positive resource in the women’s empowerment process reduces violence and discrimination against women and increases the resources available to empower women in their community.

ECF team conducted research by interviewing experts across India on best practices, trends and gaps when it comes to working with men to reduce violence and discrimination against women.

The sector research report will also enable ECF to:

(i) Increase confidence of stakeholders to adopt and invest in the EMEW approach

(ii) Promote Collaborative Efforts: Organisations with similar goals will be able to align their programmes to the strategy, and consequently share resources to increase efficiency and effectiveness

The research paper will be complete in March 2013

 

 

Publish AfE curriculum and other resources

In the next quarter, ECF will publish the 5th version of Action for Equality Programme curriculum. This curriculum has been designed and developed by ECF team members based on research and experience within the communities we work in. An internal team and stakeholder review will be done before publishing the curriculum.

In addition, we will be publishing a series of tools, methodologies and whitepapers that we have developed through implementation of Action for Equality Programme