Prajnya has taken stock of gender violence in India through the three volumes of the Gender Violence Report (GVR) in 2009, 2010 and 2014. GVR has so far been a voluntary effort without monetary support, and has proven to be a well-used source across the country. We now propose to make this an annual exercise with continuous research through the year. The Prajnya team will carry out year-round, rigorous, sustained research on gender violence in India, compiling a dataset, shared through print and electronic publications to multiple stakeholders in civil society, academia and government, facilitating network-building around research and activism on gender violence. The team will research and compile all publically available data, including databases, studies, reports and news articles, on different forms of gender violence in India. During the year we wish to ensure different ways of employee engagement.We will submit reports on the progress of the project on pre determined timelines.
The Prajnya Trust is a non-profit centre based in Chennai, working on gender violence, women’s empowerment and peace education. We want to increase women’s participation in public life; but in order to do that, we have realised through our work, it is first necessary to end the silence around gender violence. It’s not enough to just have laws and law enforcement; the need of the hour is social change. At Prajnya, we work towards this change through public education programmes for various constituencies of change, and through comprehensive research projects that drive our initiatives.
Ms Ragamalika Karthikeyan
B-402, Price Villa,, 7 Rajamannar Street, T. Nagar Tamil Nadu, India-600017
Phone Number : 04442146639