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To The Members/Contributors/Donors and well-wishers Of Empower People

Hon’ble well-wishers,

I shafiqur Rahman khan on behalf of Executive committee of EMPOWER PEOPLE takes pleasure in presenting Annual Report for the year ending 31 st March 2011. During the year under review, the following are our working strategies and achievements.

-Sd Shafiqur Rahman Khan

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ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMMES YOUTH AGAINST FEMALE FOETICIDE AND GENDER INEQUALITY

The killing of women exists in various forms in societies the world. However, Indian society displays some unique and particularly brutal versions, such as dowry deaths and sati. Female foeticide is an extreme manifestation of violence against women. Female foetuses are selectively aborted after pre-natal sex determination, thus avoiding the birth of girls. As a result of selective abortion, between 35 and 40 million girls and women are missing from the Indian population. In some parts of the country, the sex ratio of girls to boys has dropped to less than 800:1,000. The United Nations has expressed serious concern about the situation.


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The sex ratio has altered consistently in favour of boys since the beginning of the 20th century and the effect has been most pronounced in the states of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. It was in these states that private foetal sex determination clinics were first established and the practice of selective abortion became popular from the late 1970s. Worryingly, the trend is far stronger in urban rather than rural areas, and among literate rather than illiterate women, exploding the myth that growing affluence and spread of basic education alone will result in the erosion of gender bias. OUR OBJECTIVE: We have to weave a human network to mobilize an ideological movement against female foeticide and gender inequality. And by doing so, we can make sure eradication of this social tradition by society itself. many govt. and non- govt. organizations are working on the above issues and also many laws exist that are able to deal with the crimes of gender inequality. But it is also true that the ban or

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punishment to fuel the revolt and the problem keeps worsening secretly and this is also somehow true to these issues.

In the above scenario, we mobilize people into a social movement against gender inequality & female foeticide. It has been observed that social organizations whether individually or govt. motivated often pressurize male population and somehow they ignite rebellion attitude among men. We have to make right use of them against gender inequality.

It is obvious that this task is not so easy that it can be achieved in a day or two.‘Padyatras’ (Marches) which have been tested formula to create a platform for several social movements will be our tool for giving an ideological stream to the cause.


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The notorious belt for Female Foeticide (Haryana, Punjab Delhi, Western uttar Pradesh and rajasthan) are our first target. By organizing several Padyatras (Marches) in several phases in this belt we have organized several committees of organizations, individuals against Female Foeticide, who keep a sharp eye on its work area independently.

Organization of local youths’ and businessmen’s committees are being done by organizing public meetings throughout the towns and institutions which came onto the route of Padyatras or Marches. Those youths are the commons, full of human sympathy and not only the temporary or permanent social workers, who would be able to lead the movements against Female Foeticide And Gender Inequality in the future and also, able to create social pressure against the various unsolved problems.

In fact, by making the local groups trained in solely and emotional way, we want to make the society realize the need of equal participation and equal opportunity for the society, through them.

It is a matter of joy that throughout the pre-announced route of the March, community based workshops and public meetings were held at 23 different places, during which many types of problems were faced and we are the same problems are taken into account while preparing the draft of the programme.

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AGAINST BRIDE TRAFFICKING

We are still working in kurukshetra, Jind and Mewat of Haryana Patiala (Punjab) for destination area of bride trafficking and helping these women who were already trafficked, We also working in Gaya Aurangabad nawada sitamarhiof Bihar and Chatra hazaribagh of Jharkhand, Solan of Himachal pradesh, paudigarhwal of Uttrakhand, 24 paragna of west bangal, karimganj of aasam with our partner organization or our with affiliated youth groups. But for a widely prevalent practice which seems to have the blessings of the powers that be, This is a mere drop in the ocean.

A wind can be gathered together and strengthened with the help of all those who speak for women's rights, social justice and the rule of law. tackling such issues does not only


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mean making policies and law advocacy, it also means being sensitive and motivated enough to make a difference to the lives of thousands of women caught in the web of Bride trafficking.

Our organization has taken up various activities in destination area which not only include re-marriage and repatriation for battered women but also providing post-trauma counseling and arranging legal help. Awareness campaigns against trafficking of women are run on a continuous basis.

this is really a grave situation and we are alone and lacking funds so it is obvious that we do not have any political power socio-economic support to overcome from this situation. the irony is that we are not able to raise their (girls) voice in elite media.

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FIGHT AGAINST HONOR KILLINGS

A “ honour k illing” is a m urder c omm itted agains t a wom an f or actual or perc eived “ imm or al” behaviour that is deem ed to have breac hed the ‘honour code’ of a hous ehold or

c omm unity. T hes e s o c alled ‘honour codes ’ ar e the pr oduc t of deepl y r ooted patr iarc hal s oc ial and c ultur al pr ej udic es , wher eby wom en ar e perceived and f orc ed to bear all r es pons ibilit y f or m aintaining c omm unal honour . As suc h, wom en are ex pec ted

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T he m os t c omm on exc us e for ‘honour k illings ’ is s us pic ion of ‘intim ate’ r elations between a wom an and a m an, whether ( alleged) adulter y, s ex outs ide of m ar r iage, or s im ply bec om ing c los e com panions. Even wom en that have been victim s of r ape and s ex ual as s ault are targets of ‘honour k illings ’, as c er tain c omm unities legally and/or c ultur ally equate thes e violent ac ts with s ex outs ide of m arr iage. Yet wom en and gir ls have been k illed f or m or e tr ivial r eas ons as well, such as s im ply being in the pr es enc e of a m ale who is not a r elative, r efus ing to agr ee to an arr anged m arr iage, f or f alling in love with s om eone who is unacc eptable b y fam ily s tandards, f or seek ing divorc e, or f or tr ying to esc ape m ar ital violenc e. Sometim es , the m ere perc eption that a wom an has behaved disobediently, thus s haming her f ather, br other, unc le, or c ous in, has been r eason enough to m ak e a br utal attack on her lif e.

T hes e k illings of women ar e a gr ave and s er ious violation of International Hum an Rights Law. T hey are dis tur bing ex am ples of how loc al laws and c us tom s, em bedded within highly patr iarc hal value -s ys tem s, cons istently ass ign m or e guilt to wom en than to m en in an y ac t perc eived to violate ‘norm s ’ of sex ual and m or al behaviour. W om en c ons titute the vas t m ajor ity of all k nown vic tim s of violent punis hm ents s uc h as s toning, whipping or other abus ive punis hm ent for alleged s ex ual tr ans gr es s ions.

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Honor killings are directed mostly against women and girls, but have been extended to men. The relatively prosperous northern state of Haryana is one of India's most conservative when it comes to caste, marriage and the role of women. Deeply patriarchal, caste purity is paramount and marriages are arranged to sustain the status quo. Men and women are still murdered across the villages of northern India for daring to marry outside their caste, but in Haryana the practice is widespread, and widely supported.


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Here, women veil their faces with scarves in public. The illegal abortion of female fetuses is common, the ratio of women to men in Haryana just 861 to 1,000, the lowest in the country. Anyone who transgresses social codes, by marrying across caste boundaries or within the same village, is liable to meet the dire consequences. But our organization is very much against this unethical practice.

We are working for prevention of ‘honor killings’ in Patiala (Punjab), Jind, Sonepat & Kurukshetra in Haryana, Muzaffarnagar and Merath in Uttar Pradesh. We believe that T her e is no exc us e f or the k illing of wom en in the nam e of any ‘r eligion’, ‘c ultur e’ or ‘tr adition’.

‘Religion’ and ‘c ulture’ c annot and m ust not be invok ed as exc us e f or the k illing of wom en, bec aus e r eligion and the laws which der ive from it ar e alwa ys s ubj ec tive interpr etations. Culture is not s tatic , but c ons tantly r e - cr eated and r e- defined by the var ious inter es ts of gr oups in pos itions of power in a s oc iet y at an y given tim e. T her e is no exc us e f or the k illing of wom en. Mur der is a br utal violation of the m ost

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bas ic hum an r ight – the r ight to lif e – and any pr ac tic e whic h harm s wom en or im pinges upon their agenc y and autonom y contradic ts f undam ental r ights, s uc h as the r ight to s ec ur ity; t he r ight to freedom from violence; fr om inhum an, degr ading tr eatm ent and punis hment; from ter r or; the r ight to c hoos e a m ar r iage par tner; and the r ight to not f ac e disc r im ination under the law. As long as im punit y ex ists , the m is appr opr iation of c ultur e and r eligion will continue to thr eaten wom en’s saf ety.

COMMUNITY INTERVENTION

The prevalence of adolescent pregnancy, substance abuse, violence, and delinquency among young people is unacceptably high. Interventions for preventing problems in large numbers of youth require more than individual psychological interventions. Successful interventions will include involving prevention practitioners and community residents in communitylevel interventions.


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Community coalitions have become a popular community-driven strategy for identifying needs and developing solutions for health problems in communities. Community coalitions have been defined as "an organization of diverse interest groups that combine their human and material resources to effect a specific change the members are unable to bring about independently.

Through community intervention our organization try to eradicate many problems like tobacco using, AIDS, Ill health, and other diseases like polio, Malaria, tuberculosis etc. we create awareness in the society through Advocacy, Street plays, community meetings. We also sensitize the government officials on these related issues to improve the structure of the society. The idea is the result of the feed back from the concerned groups of the target community. The local CBOs like youth clubs, grassroots NGOs, local women and network, micro enterprise groups and its network, rural volunteers, students, teachers are involved in all stages of project implementation and follow up initiatives. They will provide services in many ways for saving the society.

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VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMMES

India as a nation is faced with massive problem of unemployment. Unemployment can be defined as a state of worklessness for a man fit and willing to work. It is a condition of involuntary and not voluntary idleness.

The incidence of unemployment is much higher in urban areas than in rural areas. Unemployment rates for women are higher than those for men. There is greater unemployment in agricultural sector than in industrial and other major sectors. To keep all these things in mind we provide vocational training to the community and especially to the women and youths to make them self employed by which they can be able to earn their wages and be helpful to run their family successfully. Through these programmes our main motive is to make the women folk empowered so that they can get the equal status in the society and assert their rights.


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The main programmes which we are running through our vocational training centres in Firozpur jhirka in Mewat and in Sherghati, Gaya district, Bihar for women are Tailoring –sewing, weaving, painting, and handcrafting. we also provide vocational training to the youths in typing, computer training, T.V Transistor and Tape-Recorder repairing programmes in both the areas.

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CULTURAL PROGRAMMES The presence of cultural activities in our communities contributes significantly to our well-being and enriches the experiences of visitors to our province. The purpose of the Cultural Activities Program is to help build communities through community arts and cultural activities. Communities can include geographic locales, as well as communities of interest such as those involved in visual arts, music or crafts. Participation in the artsand cultural activities not only entertains, but teaches us more about who we are. Cultural activity in many forms also provides those involved in the culture sector the opportunity to develop skills and share ideas. It is through this sharing that relationships within and among communities are strengthened and developed, making our communities more vibrant and sustainable.


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Government has a long history as patron of the arts. It recognizes, supports, and celebrates the creative work of artists and the diversity of artistic expression within the cultural community, which includes fine crafts, literary, visual, media, and performing arts. Artistic creation and expression are fundamental because they reflect who we are. The work of artists lies at the foundation of the culture sector. The goals in the area of artistic development are to: support people at all levels of artistic involvement support artistic expression and the pursuit of excellence and innovation

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promote learning in the arts for people of all ages through education and participation develop new audiences for the arts and maintain existing audiences.

Community cultural development Our organization recognizes that involvement in cultural activities contributes to the social, economic, educational and spiritual life of a community. The organization aims to support opportunities for people to participate in and build community cultural life. The goals in the area of community cultural development are to: develop new and strengthen existing relationships among groups and organizations engaged in cultural activities encourage more cultural activities that explore and/or celebrate a community's or a cultural subsector’s identity encourage more participation in and access to cultural activities support activity that contributes to the long-term development of the cultural sector.


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Activities

Under the Cultural Activities Program, Our organization offers assistance to activities that develop or enhance the production or appreciation of community arts and cultural activities. Specifically, programmes are offered to:

Performing Arts Festivals or Competitions.

Community Cultural Events activities and events which have a strong arts focus that bring people together around issues of cultural identity and planning.

Cultural Workshops hands-on learning and skills development in community arts, crafts, and other forms of cultural expression. Community Cultural Projects activities that promote and display community arts or cultural expression and explore or celebrate a community's identity.

Cultural activities through which awareness is created to identify the social evils exist in our society and to eradicate them.

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FIGHT AGAINST PORNOGRAPHY

Pornography in India has been described as an individual, “A systematic practice of exploitation and subordination based on sex that differentially harms and disadvantages women through dehumanization. Pornography diminishes the worth and civil status of women and damages mutual respect between the sexes.� Pornography is a visual representation of sexuality which distorts an individual's concept of the nature of conjugal relations. This, in turn, alters both sexual attitudes and behavior. It is a major threat to marriage, to family, to children and to individual happiness. In undermining marriage it is one of the factors in undermining social stability. Social scientists, clinical psychologists, and biologists have begun to clarify some of the social and psychological effects, and neurologists are beginning to delineate the biological mechanisms through which pornography produces its powerful negative effects.

KEY FINDINGS ON THE EFFECTS OF PORNOGRAPHY THE FAMILY AND PORNOGRAPHY


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Married men who are involved in pornography feel less satisfied with their conjugal relations and less emotionally attached to their wives. Wives notice and are upset by the difference. Pornography use is a pathway to infidelity and divorce, and is frequently a major factor in these family disasters. Among couples affected by one spouse's addiction, two-thirds experience a loss of interest in sexual intercourse. Both spouses perceive pornography viewing as tantamount to infidelity. Pornography viewing leads to a loss of interest in good family relations.

THE INDIVIDUAL AND PORNOGRAPHY

Pornography is addictive, and neuroscientists are beginning to map the biological substrate of this addiction.

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Users tend to become desensitized to the type of pornorgraphy they use, become bored with it, and then seek more perverse forms of pornography. Men who view pornography regularly have a higher tolerance for abnormal sexuality, including rape, sexual aggression, and sexual promiscuity. Prolonged consumption of pornography by men produces stronger notions of women as commodities or as "sex objects." Pornography engenders greater sexual permissiveness, which in turn leads to a greater risk of outof-wedlock births and STDs. These, in turn, lead to still more weaknesses and debilities. Child-sex offenders are more likely to view pornography regularly or to be involved in its distribution.

OTHER EFFECTS OF PORNOGRAPHY

Many adolescents who view pornography initially feel shame, diminished self-confidence, and sexual uncertainty, but these feelings quickly shift to unadulterated enjoyment with regular viewing. The presence of sexually oriented businesses significantly harms the surrounding community, leading to increases in crime and decreases in property values.

So our organization advocates against pornography and create awareness in the community about the ill effects of pornography on children and on relationship of family members through counseling, Nukkad natak, and through peer group trainings.

Education Programme


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Many policy analysts consider literacy rates as a crucial measure to enhance a region's human capital. This claim is made on the grounds that literate people can be trained less expensively than illiterate people, generally have a higher socio-economic status and enjoy better health and employment prospects. Policy makers also argue that literacy increases job opportunities and a c c e s s t o h i g h e r e d u c a t i o n .

The significant effects of primary education on reduction in poverty and improvement in income distribution, improvement in health and nutritional status of the population growth, and positive association with adoption of family planning methods and its positive relationship with general social, political and economic development and overall quality of life are well recognized. Women have to be integrated in the mainstream because they do not enjoy equal status in society because of their illiteracy. They are not aware about their rights and duties.

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Children are the future of any country and if the present generation get education then they become capable to stand on their own and

help in improving the economy of their country. So education is the basic mean for economic growth of any country. To keep these thing in mind our organization runs many education programmes in Mewat, Gaya and in Delhi. We provide education to women and drop out children through our NON FORMAL EDUCATION classes. Our society has committed its resources to achieving results for children in the following priorities areas:

We work to ensure that every girl and every boy completes a quality primary school education.


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Help all children stay in school.

Ensure that all the children learn what they need to succeed.

WOMEN WORK PARTICIPATION AND GENDER TRAINING/sensitization

In India, as elsewhere, people face a conflict over time spent on housework and childcare versus time spent on paid work. Ironically, if people are paid market rates for childcare and cooking work, rather high valuations are put on these supposedly ‘domestic’ tasks. However, since the work is

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actually not monetised, people in general don’t normatively accord ‘domestic work’ the values imputed in such studies. Instead, they devalue this work and many people consider it to be women’s work. In India, across a variety of regional and cultural divisions, domestic work and childcare are widely considered to be women’s work. It is often implicitly seen as undignified for a man to actually get involved in the dirty work of child cleaning, the messy work of dishwashing, or the time consuming women’s jobs of cooking curries or sweeping the floors. Cleaning toilets is universally women’s work and the conditions in which some dalit people (ie those who were previously called harijans, untouchables or sweepers) work as toilet attenders are unbelievably unsanitary and unpleasant.

women’s work in India and how huge swathes of women are devoted only to unremunerated work. By contrast, being unemployed is rather rare among men. For women, the orthodox indicators of unemployment do not really apply. Instead it is non-employment time that we need to focus upon. In India the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) has repeatedly given measures of women’s time spent on a variety of activities which broadly one can call the informal sector. These measures are, however, provided if and only if the woman first declares that she has no paid work,


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is not unemployed per se, and is doing domestic work only. She cannot declare herself selfemployed either (although many Indian women do) so the category of ‘housewives’ is an appropriate label for this residual group of non-employed women who were asked the questions about unremunerated work.

The more women’s time is allocated to paid employment, the less of their time is available for the unpaid work. We argue that the unpaid work done by women tends to get too little attention, and that its social and economic valuation is unreasonably low. Yet they do not go so far as to hope for an increase in the time spent on domestic work. The main issue, they would argue, is the rewards and conditions of the work, both domestic and paid work. Women should be autonomous they should be paid appropriate rates for paid work and they should not be oppressed or coerced in their economic decisions.

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The Participation of women in socio-economic activity of the nation is recognized as an important element in the adoption of the small family norm, essential for the achievement of the twin goals of economic development and population planning. It would also help to lower fertility through such factors as delayed marriage, increased education and awareness about health care and family planning, reduction of preferred family size and increased adoption of health care and family planning practices, thereby help the nation to accomplish the twinge goals of health for all and net reproduction rate.


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EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME

The realities of rural life in India are difficult to comprehend. While a small minority of people in major cities have benefited from the information revolution of the past decade, the lives of most people in rural India (over 650 million) have hardly improved. There is a lot of talk about the "digital divide;" the government is planning to bring the Internet to villages, but it is difficult to see how this project will help when the basic necessities of life are absent.

A majority of villages do not have sustainable economies, and only through oppression of women and lower castes can the landlords, upper castes, and government officials support a better life for themselves. The social injustice that underlines this perennial problem cannot be addressed by a frontal attack on women's issues by targeting women alone, but it requires a comprehensive effort in which communities develop through sustainable and integrated programs that impact everyone.

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Issues of rural poverty and health have traditionally been the concern of governments. In the past, and even today, most programs designed to benefit rural India are funded and managed exclusively by the government. Private initiatives are lacking as the government, to preserve its power, has placed obstacles and disincentives at every step. For example, modern healthcare for all of rural India is a free government service, but the reality is that the delivery of primary health care has failed miserably.


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Clearly, a new approach is required to have an impact on the lives of women in rural India, and to ultimately help stabilize population growth. Empowerment of women involves many things - economic opportunity, social equality, and personal rights. Women are deprived of these human rights, often as a matter of tradition. In rural areas, women are generally not perceived to have any meaningful income generation capacity, and hence, they are relegated mainly to household duties and cheap labor. Without the power to work and earn a good income, their voices are silenced. Even in matters of sex and child bearing, women often do not have the ability to oppose the wishes of their men.

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In a society where men control the destiny of women, how is it possible to empower women? Simply encouraging women to resist the wishes of men would not only fail, but would create mistrust of any goodwill attempts from "the outside" to help rural communities. Women will gain power only when both men and women begin to respect and accept the contribution of women. Developing women's capacity for income generation without threatening men is key. There is no easy or quick fix to the problems related to women's empowerment and reproductive health in rural India. The real solution lies in a holistic approach that deals with all the major interrelated issues of economic welfare, social justice, education, health, and traditions/spirituality.


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In Mewat and in Gaya district our organization try has attempted to facilitate the development of a model community consisting of several villages that prosper from sustainable and integrated economic activities. Health and education facilities are being renovated, and economic opportunities are being shared, especially among the socially disadvantaged castes and women.

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SENSITIZATION OF ADMINISTRATION

The main purpose of our organization is to eradicate the social evils which are present in our society for this we do the sensitization of local Administration on various issues. Among these issues Bride trafficking is the one which is practiced in the region of Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan. To root out this problem the involvement of local Administration is very must for this We organize Seminar and Workshops with Local Administration as well as Police officials, Judiciary and other Government officials, Work for proper functioning of women cell in local thanas. Women cells of Police should be strengthened and it should be made statuary and compulsory to have one in every Police Station. Aim is to widen its scope. The registration of marriage should be ensured of women who are being imported from other regions.


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The topics on which we do the sensitization of the the Government officials are: s Anti-trafficking sensitization; Girl buying and involved network Women and girl child rights; Law and trafficking of girls Situation of paro women in society Elimination of social stigma etc. Registration of paro women in ration card/BPL card/Voter card

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Achievements

Female foeticide We have village Committee in 200 villages of Haryana and Punjab. After regular padyatra and village commeette formation in mewat recorded the highest child sex ratio at 906 females for every 1,000 males in the region. We are working with religious leaders and other stack holders from specific community. Most of Donations and funds were raised in Mewat during Padyatras and village committee meetings. (Visit the link http://yafgi-empowerpeople.blogspot.com/)

Bride Trafficking (Please visit http://traffickinginindia.blogspot.com/ ) Working in Both Area Source and Destination To conform the security and safety of the trafficked girl at the destination area we list down the women who are Molki (trafficked women) and keep vigil on them and interacts with the local women so they cannot be sell again. For confirmation of their rights as wife we do workshop, field seminar, and interaction program with local society.


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If trafficked girls found in a pity condition we rescue and rehabilitate them with in community. We are awaring the people of the source area like West Bengal ,Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand ,and Bihar through distributing pamphlet and campaign,video and audio clips and forming committee at the local level to save the future of vulnerable , their safety and is toiling for raising this issue before the local administration. Our Achievement :

Himachal Pradesh government had send a proposal to set up AntiHuman Trafficking Units (AHTU) in some of the state’s vulnerable districts (Acording to our study in HP), to effectively deal with cases of girls being lured to neighboring Haryana and forced to marry for money. The HP Government have mention this as major problem of the State. A documentary film “Dropadies Descendents” PSBT and Prasar Bharti on our work and the issue in 2010. Several lectures and experience sharing as well as Police trainings and workshops on the issue organized by Administration More then 20 bride trafficked victims were saved and rehabliteted with in community.

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Honor killing We are working for prevention of ‘honor killings’ in Patiala (Punjab), Jind, Sonepat & Kurukshetra in Haryana, Muzaffarnagar and Merath in Uttar Pradesh. Our Achievements : Research and Documentation on honour killing 13 Couples were saved from killing in north India and one case from Bihar Some Asylum cases for Indian couples who fear being killed in USA and UK.

Domestic Violence, Dowry Harassment Harassment due to infertility / failure to produce sons The main focus of the organization is to work for disadvantaged women regardless of caste, class or religion who are victims or who fear being of violence including domestic violence and Trafficking or other type of slavery, and provide them shelter, proper counseling legal support and any other required. We are working in Mewat, Kurukshetra and Jind of Haryana, and Patiala of Punjab.

More then 300 cases were solved

Plan of Action Community sensitization Organizing workshops/field seminar and sensitization with Panchayati Raj institution members, teachers, health workers, Aanganwari workers, dharma gurus and community leaders, etc. for debates and discussions on gender


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inequality, exploitation and violence against women. and making them aware of their duties and responsibilities. To start a civic movement against gender inequality especially women exploitation and to start a debate on bride trafficking.

Sensitization of Local Administration Seminar and Workshops with Local Administration as well as Police officials, Judiciary and other Government officials, Work for proper functioning of women cell in local thanas. Women cells of Police should be strengthened and it should be made statuary and compulsory to have one in every Police Station. Aim is to widen its scope. The registration of marriage should be ensured of women who are being imported from other regions.

Outreach programme for tracing the victims Outreach programme for tracing or informing victims and it is a tool for community awareness and other community work as well as registration of women in voter list or ration card.

Rescue operations If the girl is in pitiable condition, immediate rescue with the administration or community. Liaising and follow-up for rehabilitation of the victims Proper liaising with the Government and NGO of source area for the rehabilitation of victims and assuring their socio-economic security.

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There would be work done on gender discrimination and violence against women for future that does not exists yet.

Organizational infrastructure: (staff strength, facilities etc.)

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Facilities: Head Office in New Delhi, 5 field offices cum counseling centers in MEWAT and JIND of HARYANA, RAJPURA of PUNJAB with basic infrastructure. Liaisoning office in Gaya of Bihar, Chatra of Jharkhand and shimla of Himachal Pradesh.


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Geographical Areas of Operation Delhi Haryana Rajasthan Punjab Himachal Pradesh Bihar Jharkhand West Bengal Western uttar Pradesh

Bank Details 1.

Name of Payee as per Bank Account -- EMPOWER PEOPLE

2. Bank Account Number - 603810110002272 3. Account Type (Current/Savings) - SAVINGS 4. Bank’s Name - BANK OF INDIA 5. Bank’s Address - Community Center, New Friends Colony New Delhi 110025 6. IFSC / RTGS Code BKID0006038 7. PAN -- AACFE5067B

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AUDITORS

M/s SANJAY KUMAR JHA & ASSOCIATES, Chartered Accountants, Patna has conducted the audit for the year and are re-eligible to be re-appointed for next year.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Your Executive committee, like to place on record, its sincere appreciation, to all member’s staff members, volunteers, Government official, funding agencies, and stockholders, for their constant guidance and counsel and look forward to their continued support. We thank our Advisors and stakeholders who have been a source of strengths. Your directions are thankful to all of You and Hon’ble members, for the confidence you have reposed in us. We look forward to your long association with us. The society will always endeavor to perform well and meet the expectations of its large family of stakeholders and people. Last, but not the least, Your directions wish to once again acknowledge the role of each of our workers/volunteers and thank them for their wholehearted commitment and support. We seek their continued involvement in dealing with the challenges and opportunities of the future.

For & on behalf of Executive Committee

Shafiqur Rahman khan President


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