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All India Men’s Welfare Association – Press Release

October 6, 2009
PRESS RELEASE

Launch of “All India Men’s Welfare Association (AIMWA)”
11 October 2009
Venue: Public Gardens, Opposite Jubilee Hall
Date and Time: 11 October, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. India is observing this occasion for the first time this year, and four organizations in Hyderabad – Save Indian Family Foundation, All India Forgotten Women, Rishtey and Children’s Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting – launched a month-long campaign on 2 October, the International Day of Non-Violence.

The campaign aims at educating the Indian public about how the problem of domestic violence has, for decades, been misrepresented, how domestic violence has been commercialized, and how Indian laws claiming to prevent domestic violence are actually promoting domestic violence and human rights abuses against men, women and children. We will also urge lawmakers and the Government to make appropriate reforms in laws and policies and push for gender neutral provisions to end domestic violence against men, women and children.

As part of this campaign, we are launching an “All India Men’s Welfare Association (AIMWA)”, a National level organization based in Hyderabad, on 11 October 2009.

Why do we need an “All India Men’s Welfare Association”?

Welfare of boys and men has been seriously neglected in India over the last two decades. While proudly championing the cause of women’s rights and women’s empowerment, the government and society tacitly approved the propagation of anti-male sentiments, condoned the resultant diminution in value of men’s lives and supported blatant violation of men’s rights through discriminatory laws and policies. The growing apathy of the government and society towards the sufferings of men has necessitated the formation of an All India Men’s Welfare Association.

It has to be noted that while men still perform some of the most risky and challenging jobs in the society, and while the Government of India collects 82% of its tax revenue from men, not a single rupee has been allocated in the name of men’s welfare in the country’s budget in the last 60 years.

The National Family Health Survey, conducted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, does not consider men’s health and welfare important. Enormous focus on women and children, and the mention of men only in relation to how they should contribute to the health and welfare of women and children, clearly indicates the apathy of the Government towards men.

The homepage of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) cites Vardhamana Mahavira, the sage of total non-violence, who said, “All beings are fond of themselves, they like pleasure, they hate pain, they shun destruction, they like life and want to live long. To all, life is dear; hence their life should be protected.” While Mahavira’s teachings seem to have inspired the Indian Government to assign a separate ministry to look after issues of Animal Welfare through AWBI, the same Government did not see any necessity to establish a Ministry for Men’s Welfare.

Several laws have been passed in the last 60 years in the name of protection of women and their empowerment. However, there are no laws to protect boys and men from any form of abuse or harassment within and outside the home. Men are being subjected to severe discrimination under law, and their basic human rights are being violated every day in the name of more and more legal provisions that claim to empower and protect women.

Thousands of men are becoming victims of “legal terrorism” unleashed through laws like Indian Penal Code Section 498A, Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act, adultery laws, laws against rape and sexual harassment, and even divorce, maintenance and child custody laws.

While society is applauding more and more women getting educated, entering the job market and challenging their traditional roles within the family and society, men are still being shackled to their traditional duties of protecting and providing for women, children and the aged.

The growing disregard and hatred against men in our society is forcing more than 56,000 Indian men to end their lives every year. According to statistics obtained from the National Crime Records Bureau, every year, twice as many married men, compared to women, commit suicides unable to withstand verbal, emotional, economic and physical abuse and legal harassment. Deaths of these men make for the brief stories we often read in newspapers stating that a certain man “killed himself due to family issues or financial problems”. While every death of a young married woman is converted into a case of dowry death leading to immediate arrest of the husband and in-laws, accompanied by media-hype, male-bashing and breast-beating, large-scale suicides of men do not cause any outrage in the society.

Domestic and social harmony will prevail only when women AND men are ensured their rightful, honorable place within and outside the home. In addition, when we ensure true gender equality under law, litigations will be reduced, legal terrorism and extortion through misuse of the law will be eliminated, and our human and financial resources can be employed for betterment of the society and the country.

The aim of AIMWA is to work towards providing protection for men and boys against gender discrimination, domestic violence, sexual harassment and other forms of abuse. The organization will also focus on related issues like physical and mental health of men, and the need for social changes, policy reforms and legal solutions to men’s problems.

News Coverage

October 4, 2009
(Translated from Telugu to English)

Saakshi Newspaper – 3 October

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Following Gandhi’s path…
Non-Violence Day Celebrations in every town
Rallys against Domestic Violence

(A FULL PAGE article. First 3 reports are on activities on the theme “Stop Violence Against Women and Children”, and then contrasting report).

Domestic Violence is not a gender issue

Sundarayya Vignyana Kendram, Newsline: “Domestic Violence is not a gender issue. Along with women, men and children are also victims of domestic violence”, said Challa Uma, President of All India Forgotten Women and Kirshna Prasad, Representative of Save Indian Family Foundation. They spoke at a Press Conference held on Friday at the Basheerbagh Press Club. “Organizations which make a big hue and cry about domestic violence against women treat domestic violence against men as something to be amused about” they criticized. They expressed concern that there are close to 15 laws in our country to address domestic violence against wives but there is not even one law to address domestic violence against husbands. They said that in order to spread awareness about how domestic violence has been commercialized and how laws that have been introduced in the name of protection have gone awry, they are observing this month as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” and conducting various events. They said that they are launching an “All India Men’s Welfare Association” on the 11th of this month and an “Andhra Pradesh Mothers-in-law Protection Association” on the 18th of this month. They said that they were going to observe 25th October as Black Day and conduct a Nationl Rally in Bangalore. They said that each and every person should make efforts in order to save the Indian family system. Children’s Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting representative, Parthasarathy and Rishtey represrentative Satish Reddy also participated in the event.

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Vaartha Newspaper – 3 October
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October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Saifabad, October 2 Prabhaata Vaartha

On the occasion of International Day of Non-Violence, a number of NGOs have declared that they are going to conduct “Domestic Violence Awareness Month – India – 2009” throughout the month of October, all over the country.

Respresentatives of these organizations said that this year, for the first time, India is joining hands with International men’s rights and fathers’ rights organizations to conduct this event. Speaking at a Press Conference held at the Basheerbagh Press Club on Friday, Uma Challa (All India Forgotten Women), Krishna Prasad (Save Indian Family Foundation), Satish Reddy (Rishtey), and Parthasarathy (Children’s Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting) announced that they are launching the event today. They said that they are launching an All India Men’s Welfare Association, a national level organization, on October 11, in order to provide protection to men and boys against gender discrimination, domestic violence, sexual harassment and other forms of abuse. They said that, on the 18th, they are organizing a cultural program to spread awareness on the truth about domestic violence, and also launching the Andhra Pradesh Mothers-in-law Protection Association (APMPA) to protect mothers-in-law from social discrimination, domestic violence, misuse of laws against them, and other forms of abuse. They said that they will be observing 25 October as Black Day and conducting a National Rally in Bangalore on the occassion of the third anniversary of the inhuman, ill-conceived Domestic Violence Act. They alleged that Indian laws against domestic violence are irrational and discriminatory and violate the provisions of the Indian Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They demanded that every accused person should be treated innocent until proven guilty in compliance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They said that according to Article 21 of the Indian Constitution “no person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law”, and expressed concern that every year, over 1 lakh innocent persons (one innocent person every 5 minutes) are arrested under IPC Section 498A, including 4,000 innocent senior citizens (one innocent elderly person every 2.5 hours) and 350 children (one child per day) without evidence or investigation.

They said that The Universal Declaration of Human rights states that “all are equal before the law, and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law”, and urged the Government to treat all citizens as equals and provide equal protection under law according to Article 14 of the Indian constitution.They demanded that laws should be same for men and women.

(Right below this article is an article about violence against women).

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Surya Newspaper – 3 October
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Domestic Violence laws violate human rights

Nampally, Major News: A number of people opined that Indian laws against domestic violence are irrational and discriminatory, and violate provisions of the Indian Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A conference, Domestic Violence Awareness Month -India – 2009, was held on Friday at the Basheerbagh Press Club under the aegis of Save Indian Family and a number of other NGOs. On this occasion, Uma Challa – President of All India Forgotten Women, Parthasarathy – Hyderabad Co-ordinator of Rishtey and Children’s Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting, Krishna Prasad – Chairperson of Save Indian Family Foundation said that women have 16 laws whereas men do not have any laws, that laws should provide equal protection for men and women, and that law should be the same for everyone. They said that Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2009 is being launched on October 2 by national and international men’s and parents’ rights groups. On the occasion of the International Day of Non-Violence, the NGOs said that they are conducting the campaign for two reasons – to spread awareness on the truth about domestic violence and Indian domestic violence laws, and to urge lawmakers and the Government to reform the present discriminatory laws, and make gender-neutral provisions for the benefit of men, women, children, families and the society.

(Right below this is an article about violence against women).

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Andhra Prabha Newspaper – 3 October
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“We Will Observe October As Domestic Violence Awareness Month”

Hyderabad, October 2 (KNN): All India Forgotten Women President, Challa Uma, Save India Family Foundation representative, Krishna Prasad, and Children’s Rights Initiative For Shared Parenting representative, Parthasarathy, said that they will be observing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. They participated in a Press Conference held on Friday at the Basheerbagh Press Club under the aegis of Save Indian Family Foundation, All India Forgotten Women, Rishtey and Children’s Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting. Speaking on this occassion they said that their month-long campaign will focus on educating the Indian public about how many lies have been spread on the issue of domestic violence, how domestic violence has been commercialized, and how Indian laws claiming to prevent domestic violence are actually promoting domestic violence and human rights abuses against men, women and children.

They said that along with women, men and children are also victims of domestic violence. They said that women’s organizations are spreading myths about domestic violence, and that according to their propaganda, men are always the aggressors and women are always the victims. Owing to the fact that men are not given protection from domestic violence, every year, over 56,000 married men commit suicide due to emotional, economic and physical abuse. As if this is not enough, in the last four years alone, over 1,23,497 women have been arrested under IPC Section 498A alone, without evidence or investigation, only because they were related to a man.

They said that domestic violence has become an industry thanks to women’s organizations, law enforcement machinery, legal fraternity, politicians and bureaucrats. In an effort to save the Indian family system, events will be conducted all through the month, including the launch of All India Men’s Welfare Association (AIMWA) on the 11th of this month for protection of men and boys against gender discrimination, domestic violence, sexual harassment and other forms of abuse, launch of Andhra Pradesh Mothers-in-law Protection Association (APMPA) on the 18th of this month for protection of mothers-in-law against discrimination, domestic violence, legal harassment and other forms of abuse, cultural programs, and a National Rally in Bangalore on October 25, marking the third anniversary of the Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA) as BLACK DAY.

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Andhra Bhoomi Newspaper – 3 October
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Awareness Meets On “Domestic Violence”

Nallakunta, October 2: Representatives of four NGOs have announced that they will be conducting awareness meets to enlighten the public on the issue of Domestic Violence. Speaking at a Press Conference held at the Basheerbagh Press Club on Friday, All India Forgotten Women President, Challa Uma, Children’s Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting Co-ordinator, Parthasarathy, Save Indian Family Foundation Co-ordinator, Krishna Prasad, Rishtey President,
Satish Reddy said that on the occasion of International Day of Non-Violence they are organizing a month-long awareness program.

They said that several organizations will be observing Black Day on the 25th of this month, in Bangalore, on the occasion of the third anniversary of introduction of the Domestic Violence Act. They said that they are conducting a National Rally against the inhuman Domestic Violence Act. They declared that they will be launching an All India Men’s Welfare Association (AIMWA) on the 11th of this month for protection of men and boys against gender discrimination, domestic violence, sexual harassment and other forms of abuse. They said that they will be conducting a special cultural program on the 18th of this month to educate the public about the misuse of the Domestic Violence Act.They said that they will be doing a massive flyer campaign for a month.

(Right beside this article is an article about violence against women).

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Prajaa Sakti Newspaper – 3 October
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Domestic Violence Law Neglects Men’s Rights

Prajaa Sakti, Alwal: Challa Uma, President of All India Forgotten Women, stated that the Domestic Violence Law neglects men’s rights. She spoke at the Press Conference held at the Basheerbagh Press Club on Friday. She spoke against the Domestic Violence Law, and said that the law is causing harm. She stated that men and children are also victims of domestic violence. She stated the women commit domestic violence as often as men do. She said that 26th October will be observed as Black Day. She said that they are conducting activities to spread awareness on domestic violence all through the month. Members of the organization Parthasarathy and Krishan Prasad participated in the event.

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Andhra Jyothi Newspaper – 3 October
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Awareness Programs on Domestic Violence

Barkatpura, October 2 (Online): Representatives of four NGOs announced that they will be conducting various activities for a month to spread awareness among people about the domestic violence law. Save Indian Family Foundation Coordinator, Krishna Prasad, All India Forgotten Women President, Challa Uma, Children’s Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting Coordinator, Parthasarathy, Rishtey representative, Satish Reddy spoke at a press conference held on Friday at the Basheerbagh Press Club. They said that on the occasion of the third anniversary of the Domestic Violence Act, they will be conducting month-long public awareness programs beginning 2 October. They said that they would be observing the 25th of this month as Black Day and that several NGOs will be organizing a protest in Bangalore on that day. They said that they will be launching an All India Men’s Welfare Association on the 11th of this month to protect men and boys from gender discrimination, domestic violence, sexual harassment and other forms of abuse. They said that they will be conducting special cultural activities on the 18th of this month to help people understand the truth about domestic violence.

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Eenadu Newspaper – 3 October
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Awareness on Domestic Violence Laws

Basheerbagh, October 2 (Newstoday): Save Indian Family Foundation, All India Forgotten Women, Rishtey and Children’s Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting alleged that domestic violence laws are promoting violence against men and children and human rights abuses. They said that they will be conducting various activities for a month with the goal of spreading awareness among the people about domestic violence laws. They launched the campaign on Friday. Subsequently, representatives of the above organizations, Challa Uma, Parthasarathy, Krishna Prasad and Satish Reddy participated and spoke in a Press Conference organized at the Desoddharaka Bhavan. They said that they would be launching an All India Men’s Welfare Association on the 11th of this month to provide protection to men and boys against gender discrimination, domestic violence, sexual harassment and other forms of abuse. They said that they would be conducting a cultural program on the 18th of this month. They said that they will be launching an Andhra Pradesh Mothers-in-Law Protection Association to protect mothers-in-law from social discrimination, legal terrorism and other forms of abuse. They said that they will be observing the 25th of this month as Black Day and conducting a National Dharna in Bangalore.

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News from other cities

Nagpur
http://www.saveindianfamily.org/about-us/siff-news/784-2009-10-02-15-50-19.html

Chandigarh
http://www.saveindianfamily.org/about-us/siff-news/782-harassed-men-kin-to-hit-streets.html

Lucknow
http://www.saveindianfamily.org/about-us/siff-news/779-2009-10-02-03-24-41.html

Bangalore:
http://www.saveindianfamily.org/about-us/siff-news/772-harassed-hubbies-go-gandhian.html


Press Release – Hyderabad

September 30, 2009
Press Release
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH – INDIA – 2009

October is “Domestic Violence Awareness Month”. India is observing “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” for the first time this year to make it an International event for all men’s rights and fathers’ rights groups across the world.

Four organizations in Hyderabad viz. Save Indian Family Foundation, All India Forgotten Women, Rishtey and Children’s Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting, are launching this campaign on 2 October because it is the International Day of Non-Violence, an occasion meant for disseminating the message of non-violence through education and public awareness.

Beginning today, our month-long campaign will focus on educating the Indian public about how the problem of domestic violence has, for decades, been misrepresented, how domestic violence has been commercialized, and how Indian laws claiming to prevent domestic violence are actually promoting domestic violence and human rights abuses against men, women and children. We will also urge lawmakers and the Government to make appropriate reforms in laws and policies and make gender neutral provisions to end domestic violence against men, women and children.

The truth about domestic violence

Unbiased research on domestic violence the world over shows that:

  1. Domestic Violence is not a gender issue.
  2. Men and children are victims too.
  3. Women are just as likely as men to commit domestic violence.
  4. Women initiate domestic violence just as frequently as men do.
  5. Men and children are less likely to report the incident when they are abused by their wives/girlfriends and mothers respectively.
  6. Women’s organizations spread myths about domestic violence (e.g. Men are always the aggressors and women are always the victims).
  7. Media coverage is often biased (e.g. A young married woman committing suicide is automatically reported as dowry death, and a young married man committing suicide is attributed to financial/family problems or mysterious reasons).
  8. Politicians and bureaucrats find no incentive in addressing domestic violence by women against men, children and fellow women.
Indian laws against domestic violence

Indian laws against domestic violence are irrational and discriminatory, and blatantly violate provisions of the Indian Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

• The Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaims that “everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.”

But Indian laws against domestic violence presume that the accused is guilty until proven innocent and violate universal principles of fair trial.

• Article 21 of the Indian Constitution states that “no person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law”.

But every year, over 1 lakh innocent persons (one innocent person every 5 minutes) are arrested under IPC Section 498A, including 4,000 innocent senior citizens (one innocent elderly person every 2.5 hours) and 350 children (one child per day) without evidence or investigation.

• The Universal Declaration of Human rights states that “all are equal before the law, and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law”. Article 14 of the Indian Constitution declares that “The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of the laws within the territory of India.”

But Indian laws against domestic violence blatantly deny protection to men against any form of domestic abuse, and every year, over 56,000 married men commit suicide due to verbal, emotional, economic and physical abuse and legal harassment.

• Indian laws against domestic violence are touted as tools for women’s protection and empowerment.

But in the last four years alone, over 1,23,497 women have been arrested under IPC Section 498A alone, without evidence or investigation, not for committing any crime under law, but only because they were related to a man.

The Domestic Violence Industry

In India, domestic violence against wives is addressed by close to 15 laws (civil and criminal) including the infamous IPC Section 498A and Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA). However, there are no laws to protect husbands, children and other family members of the husband from domestic violence by wives. The credit goes to the Domestic Violence Industry and its stakeholders (women’s organizations, law enforcement machinery, legal fraternity, politicians and bureaucrats) whose survival depends on inciting and fueling a gender war, spreading myths and false statistics about domestic violence, encouraging false allegations, breaking families, and siphoning funds in the name of women’s empowerment from National and International funding agencies.

If the problem of domestic violence is solved, would not the booming Domestic Violence Industry, which is immune to all vagaries of the economy, suddenly go bankrupt? It is no wonder that as more and more draconian and inhuman laws are passed under the guise of protection of women, we keep hearing that domestic violence against women is increasing, instead of decreasing.

Consequently, Indian taxpayers have spent lakhs to implement draconian laws and policies in the country. And the verdict is clear – these laws and policies:

 Trample on Constitutional Protections and Human Rights.
 Hurt men, women and children.
 Divert limited funds away from the real victims.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities

Save Indian Family Foundation, All India Forgotten Women, Rishtey and Children’s Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting are organizing a campaign in Hyderabad (1) to spread awareness on “The Truth About Domestic Violence and Indian Domestic Violence Laws”, and (2) to urge lawmakers and the Government to reform the present discriminatory laws, and make gender-neutral provisions for the benefit of men, women, children, families and the society.

Our month-long campaign in Hyderabad includes the following activities:

October 2 – Press Conference to mark the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

October 11 – Launch of All India Men’s Welfare Association (AIMWA) for protection of men and boys against gender discrimination, domestic violence, sexual harassment and other forms of abuse.

October 18 – Cultural program to spread awareness regarding the truth about domestic violence, and launch of Andhra Pradesh Mothers-in-law Protection Association (APMPA) for protection of mothers-in-law against discrimination, domestic violence, legal harassment and other forms of abuse.

October 25 – National Rally in Bangalore marking the third anniversary of the inhuman, ill-conceived Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA) as BLACK DAY.

We will also be doing a massive flyer campaign across the city throughout the month.

Similar activities will be conducted in other cities across the country like Bangalore, Lucknow, Chattisgarh, Nagpur and Delhi.

We request members of the print and electronic media to attend our events in large numbers and take part in the Domestic Violence Awareness campaign by providing extensive coverage for our events.

Press Conference – Hyderabad

September 30, 2009
PRESS CONFERENCE

To mark the beginning of
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

On 2 October 2009 2:00 p.m. at Basheerbagh Press Club

 Indian laws against domestic violence presume that the accused is guilty until proven innocent and violate universal principles of fair trial.

 Every year, over 1 lakh innocent persons (one innocent person every 5 minutes) are arrested under IPC Section 498A including 4,000 innocent senior citizens (one innocent elderly person every 2.5 hours) and 350 children (one child per day) without evidence or investigation.

 Indian laws against domestic violence blatantly deny protection to men against any form of domestic abuse, and every year, over 56,000 married men commit suicide due to verbal, emotional, economic and physical abuse and legal harassment.

 In the last four years alone, over 1,23,497 women have been arrested under IPC Section 498A alone, without evidence or investigation, not for committing any crime under law, but only because they were related to a man.

• Have we gone too far with our “get-tough-on-crime” approach to curbing domestic violence?
• Have we become irrational in our approach to women’s empowerment and women’s rights?
• Are fundamental Constitutional rights being set aside?
• Are we now supporting violation of human rights of innocent men, women and children?

In order to address these questions, and to spread awareness about “The Truth About Domestic Violence and Indian Laws Against Domestic Violence”, we are conducting a MONTH LONG CAMPAIGN in October, in observation of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH.

All members of the print and electronic media are requested to lend their valuable support to our campaign by attending our Press Conference marking the beginning of this campaign on 2 October 2009, 2:00 p.m. at Basheerbagh Press Club.

Organizations in Hyderabad observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month:

Save Indian Family Foundation, All India Forgotten Women, Rishtey, Children’s Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting

Other organizations across India observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month:

Save Family Foundation, Bhavya Foundation, Gender Human Rights Society, Protect Indian Family Foundation, Pati Pariwaar Kalyaan Samiti, Save Indian Family Chattisgarh

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For more info: 9704683163, 9866173468, 9573605415, http://dvawareness-india.blogspot.com

Hello world!

September 30, 2009

October is “Domestic Violence Awareness Month”.

India is observing “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” for the first time this year to make it an International event for all men’s rights and fathers’ rights groups across the world.

Please visit the following blogs for more info:

http://dvawareness-india.blogspot.com/

http://dvawarenessindia.blogspot.com/

http://uchalla.wordpress.com

MAJOR ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR THE MONTH
HYDERABAD

October 2 (M.K. Gandhi’s birthday and International Day of Non-Violence) – Press Conference to mark the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

October 11 – Launch of NGO for protection of men from domestic violence.

October 18 – Cultural program to spread awareness regarding the truth about domestic violence. Launch of NGO for protection of mothers-in-law.

October 25 – BLACK DAY – Hyderabad team in Bangalore to attend national rally.

ALL MONTH – Flyer campaign across the city.

LUCKNOW

29 SEPTEMBER – 12pm to 5 pm

Poster Display regarding The Truth About Domestic Violence and Indian Domestic Violence Laws at Darushafa Hall opposite Vidhan Sabha (Legislature) – Lucknow.

A power point presentation.

Open forum for media and public.

Q&A session.

4pm – Press Release and announcement of “hath milao campaign”.

If you want to Stop Misuse of Domestic Violence Laws, Shake Hand With Us!

5 pm – Road Show

Every Sunday during the month – road shows in a different part of the city.

ALL MONTH – Sticker campaign and display of posters at every major location in the city.