- Posted March 9, 2014 by
Adolescent Girls' Awareness Campaign
On the eve of International Women’s Day , Indian Dreams Foundation (IDF), An Agra based NGO has today organized an event for the adolescent girls and women of urban slums and Several activities conducted for active participants of women and girls likes motivation sessions, paintings, singing and discussions on different women oriented issues.
Approx. 175 girls and women participated in this event.
Indian Dreams Foundation also launch a campaign named “ Meri Muskaan” ( Every Girl has the right to smile) for spreading awareness among the adolescent girls towards their rights, education, health, sustainability , leadership skills, gender equality.
Indian Dreams Foundation is successfully running several educational programs and addressing adolescent girls’ empowerment issues for the last many years through different campaigns and activities.
United Nations (ECOSOC) has granted Special Consultative Status to Indian Dreams Foundation for addressing adolescent girls’ issues at different levels and working for goals of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for education and gender equality.
Founder of IDF, Punit Asthana has said that the IDF is the only NGO from all Uttar Pradesh(India) who has got such consultative status from UN.
Secretary of the IDF, Ms. Jyoti Singh has said that this campaign is dedicated for the empowerment of those adolescent girls who belong to the urban and rural slums and other most backward communities and are victims of several malpractices.
There are several problems faced by girls on day to day affairs from home to society, sometime they become victims of gender discrimination, education drop outs, social dogma, early marriages, domestic violence, sexual exploitation etc.
Main objects behind this campaign are to provide them awareness through educating them on different social issues, sustainable development, towards human rights, health and hygiene by organizing workshops, counseling, activities based programs and empowerment practices.
These girls can get easy access for equal opportunities as per the male and make them confident and development of leadership skills so that they can enjoy their lives with dignity and full of happiness.
She also told that our target through this campaign is to reach to 3000 adolescent girls in one year through involvement of schools, communities and other stakeholders for desired outcomes.
We are inviting opinions from readers for this sensitive issue and active participation from different stakeholders so that adolescent girls issues can raise at global level and the meaningful impacts can be expect out of this efforts.