Yuva-Samaanta Ki Oar initiative started to engage adolescent boys and young men to challenge gender norms and transform their attitude and behaviors towards gender equality. The approach of directly working young men and boys enables to distill robust lessons and test and develop a model for replication. Project approach is based on patriarchal gender divisions in society reinforce control over and subordination of women to men. Project directs to address the evidences emerged in baseline study on attitudes of youth regarding gender practices, reproductive health and use of contraceptives in project area. Monthly group meetings, quarterly reviews, gender participatory rural appraisal, mapping training, of stories of change and challenges and a community campaign on girl child education, early marriage and gender discrimination were conducted. Individual and collective changes have started emerging and the stories of changes and challenges being recorded.
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At the level of development practices
Project Area: Project is being implementing in 60 villages of two blocks of two districts of Rajasthan
Project Partners: Manjari Sansthan in Bundi and Vikalp Sansthan in Udaipur.
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Media Coverage: (news given in website)
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