A two-day training for the youth and women collective leaders was organized on 22nd& 23rd March 2019 at St Ann’s Generalate, Hyderabad. Jhansi Geddam, National Convener and GDV
Prakash, National Program Manager of DSS were the resource persons. The topics covered in these two days are the present scenario of the youth, career opportunities in the globalized world, ways forward, personality development, gender sensitization, SC, ST PoA Act, SCSP/TSP Act and Women related Acts. Training was also given on Fact finding skills and Hierarchy of the concerned departments.
The points spelled out by the youth and the suggestions given are as follows:
Low socio-economic strata are one of the reasons for backwardness of our youth.
Youth are tending more towards the movies and cinema actors, lingering in that myth, thus spoiling their education and future.
Youth are the back bone of the nation and they should grow and equip themselveswith right knowledge and in right direction.
Dalit youth are lacking communication skills and knowledge due to the denial of
Methods of learning and balancing the emotions in the life should be imparted to theyouth.
Youth should be optimistic, build good perspective, prioritize the goal and have a firm determination to achieve the aspiration.
Youth should learn to live a meaningful life, practice good and healthy habits, inculcate stress management and strive for achieving the objective.
They should be confident, work independently and live a quality life.
The exclusion and marginalization of girls is pushing them into subordinate position.
Each and every aspect should be viewed with a gender perspective.
Develop radical thinking and look for amicable solutions.
Develop values and skills.
Acquire a taste for learning throughout life.
Develop critical thinking.
Understand sustainability concepts and issues.
On the second day SC/ST PoA Act, SCSP/TSP Act and Women related Acts explained section wise through PPT. Rules including Punishments, Compensation and Rehabilitation were also explained. Later fact-finding method, the steps to be followed, dos & don’ts during the factfinding, including penal and pecuniary follow up of the cases was explained in detailed.
The youth and women collective members have participated in the training were very enthusiasticand very responsive on both the days.
Training to Women Collectives and Youth Leaders
One day training to women collectives and youth leaders was conducted on 3-07-2019 at Hotel Jaya Grand, Guntur. A total of 40 members (Twenty members from women collectives and twenty youth). The participants were trained on the Gender concept, SC, ST (PoA) Act, SCSP/TSP Act and other special enactments. The implications of amendments to SC, ST (PoA) Act was explained to the participants. They were trained about various village issue and the techniques of solving such issues. They were enlightened about how to report human rights violations to the police and human rights bodies. Youth were told to take active part in women collective meetings and village issues.
Training to Team & Women Collective Leaders
A two-day training for the team and women collective leaders was organized on 2nd August 2019 at St Ann’s Generalate, Hyderabad. Jhansi Geddam, National Convener and GDV Prakash, National Program Manager of DSS were the resource persons. The topics covered in the training were:
SC, ST PoA Act, SCSP/TSP Act
Women related Acts
Political scenario at the state and national level
Rules including Punishments, Compensation and Rehabilitation
Importance of looking at every aspect with a gender perspective
The need to develop critical outlook
The need to develop values and skills.
Training on Protection and Promotion of Human Rights Defenders
National Dalit Movement for Justice (NDMJ) & Dalit Sthree Sakthi (DSS) combinedly organized a Follow up Training on Protection and Promotion of Human Rights Defenders on 3rd August at St Ann’s Generalate, Tarnaka, Hyderabad. Kamal Chand, National Coordinator of NDMJ, GDV Prakash, National Program Manager of DSS, Jhansi Geddam, National Convener of DSS were the resource persons. DWHRDs from various districts participated as trainees. Various sessions were conducted on the following topics:
Sharing of learnings, implementations and challenges faced by the HRDs after the Training
Understanding about Risks and Analysis of the identified Risks
Building Forum of Human Rights Defenders in Andhra Pradesh
What do W/HRDs require to protect their rights
Sending Urgent Appeals to National and State Human Rights Commissions
Training to youth Leaders on Gender Concepts
A one-day training to the youth leaders on Gender Concepts was organised on 6th December at Hyderabad. The youth were sensitised on the importance of their role in curtailing the gender disparities, discrimination in the family and community. Bringing change in the elders/parents is an uphill task. The gender equality practiced by the youth will set a role model for the children to follow the same and thus build a gender sensitised society. The impact of the social media, society and other evil practices is more on the dalit youth and therefore they need to be very cautious with the mobiles, surroundings etc and nurture their behaviour/attitude in an useful way to them, family and society.
The youth were initially given a small exercise to denote the members of their family with symbols. If it was a male they denoted with a circle and it was a female they denoted with a square. After the exercise, each member was asked to explain which symbols were given to whom. The participants went on to explain that their fathers or brothers were denoted with male entity, a circle and their mothers or sisters were denoted with a female entity, a square. After the first exercise an interaction with the participants helped to understand that their recognition of gender entities was mainly because of the physical / biological interpretation of gender. The youth were then asked to completely wipe off the biological interpretation of gender and were asked to re-do the exercise. During the second time few participants had denoted their mothers with a male entity, a circle. This is mainly because their mothers show authoritative behaviour in the family, or in some cases the mothers are working women who have economic independence. The interaction after the second exercise opened up a new perspective for the youth to look at gender not only from biological aspects but from a lot of other perspectives.
The youth felt it was a new opening for them and have promised to perceive all the issues in gender lens.