India

ISSUE: GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

CHANGE MODEL

Community: The "Hero Project" brings men and boys into the growing movement against gender-based violence in India. The project challenges gender roles, and through film screenings, sparks communities to create their own ways to make the street, school, and home a safer place for women and girls.

KEY OBJECTIVES

  • Spark dialogue
  • Mobilize community solutions
  • Create safer public spaces

OUTCOMES

100+ community-designed gender solutions, including:

  • A girls-only school bus in Pune to prevent sexual harassment, which was forcing girls to skip classes
  • A drug awareness campaign in a Bombay slum, to prevent gender-based violence characteristic of male addicts
  • A change in the perception of violence against women, with substantially more viewers sharing the belief that it is never justified
  • A girls-only play area in a village in Beed, enabling girls formerly confined to the house to engage in physical activity

PARTNERS

  • 630

    Number of screenings
  • 16,795

    People Reached
  • 180

    Community facilitators trained