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Empowering Women Leaders for Violence Prevention: Parity Lab’s partnership with Leadership That Works - India

1 in 3 women worldwide face violence in their lifetimes .  Communities across nations tackle the harsh reality of this appalling statistic, with the help of bold, entrepreneurial leaders working to prevent and address gender-based violence. However, their ability to sustain and scale up their innovations is limited by a lack of financial, cultural, and social capital. In the face of these obstacles, leadership becomes a tight-rope walk. Making balanced decisions that consider personal values, future goals, and current circumstances seems inconceivable. For our founder, Mathangi Swaminathan, coaching became a tool to become a better leader, capable of facing these challenges to achieve social change. “I experienced coaching for the first time in 2017. For the first time ever, I had a safe space to talk, a professional who listened to me with no judgment and with compassion and curiosity. That led to a powerful journey of discovering my own voice, and to a life of listening to my soul. B

Why is violence against women so widespread? Because it “polices” gender norms and upholds the patriarchy

By Nora Khalaf-Elledge Illustration: Pariplab Chakraborty You likely have encountered “gender policing” in one way or another. You may have observed everyday examples, like girls being called “bossy”, “easy”, or “not ladylike” when they do not conform to some ideal of modesty. Yet, not everyone realizes that violence against women is also a form of gender policing. It is arguably one of the most widespread ways of putting women back into “their place” and preserving patriarchal power structures. This blog post explains the connection between violence against women, gender policing, and patriarchy, and what can be done about it.  In feminist theory “gender policing” refers to the enforcement of the gender norms that a given society deems as appropriate or most desirable i . By punishing all those who do not conform to traditional gender norms, gender policing helps maintain the status quo. Most societies in the world today are still patriarchal in practice ii . This means that most ge

पैरिटी लैब का परिचय

   यह पहला इन्क्यूबेशन एप्लिकेशन लॉन्च किया गया है जो 23 सितंबर 2021 तक खुला है। पैरिटी लैब उन संगठनों के लिए एक इनक्यूबेटर है जो महिलाओं और लड़कियों के खिलाफ हिंसा को रोकने या उनकी आवाज़ को मज़बूत करने के लिए काम करता हैं। यह कार्यक्रम इन्हीं आकांक्षाओं के बारे में कुछ महत्वपूर्ण सवालों के जवाब देने वाला एक छोटा ब्लॉग है। पैरिटी लैब के लिए हमारा विजन क्या है?    हर तीन में से एक महिला अपने जीवनकाल में हिंसा का सामना करती है। यह आंकड़ा दुनिया भर में एक अरब से अधिक हैं।  COVID-19  महामारी के दौरान कई देशों में अंतरंग साथी हिंसा के वज़ह से हेल्पलाइन पर कॉल पांच गुना बढ़ गई। तमाम सहकर्मियों, दोस्तों, या रिश्तेदारों के कोई ऐसा समूह नही है जो हिंसा से पीड़ित नहीं हुए है। यह आँकड़े केवल अप्रत्यक्ष संख्या नहीं हैं, वे व्यक्तिगत स्तर पर भी लोगों ने झेला हैं। इस भयानक महामारी से निपटने के लिए दुनिया भर के समुदायों ने खुद को संगठित किया है। तकनीक-सक्षम समाधानों के माध्यम से या जमीनी स्तर पर लामबंदी के कर हमारे पास अविश्वसनीय महिलाएं और पुरुष हैं, जो हिंसा से निपटने के लिए जमीन पर बदलाव का नेतृत्व कर

Introduction to Parity Lab

   The first incubation application has been launched and is open until 23 rd  Sep 2021. Parity Lab is an incubator for organizations that work to prevent or address violence against women and girls. This is a short blog answering some important questions about the program. What is our vis ion for Parity Lab? One in three women faces violence in her lifetime. That’s more than one billion people around the world. Calls to helplines due to intimate partner violence increased five-fold in many countries during the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is impossible to find any group of colleagues, friends, or relatives where someone we know has not been traumatized by violence. The statistics are not just random numbers, they are personal. Communities around the world have organized themselves to address this shadow pandemic. Be it through tech-enabled solutions or through grassroots mobilization, we have incredible women and men leading change on the ground to tackle violence. However, focused support