Friday, July 29, 2016

Panel discussion on Trafficking in persons on 30th July 2016, by U.S. Consulate, Hyderabad

On the occasion  of 'World Day against Trafficking in Persons'the U. S. Consulate General in Hyderabad, Telangana State,India is organizing a Panel Discussion on 30th July 2016 to discuss the impact of collaboration on counter trafficking persons.The Panelists are experts, representing Civil Society, Media, Law Enforcement and Judiciary. It is held at -'LAMACAN' Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
The Panelists are-----
1. Dr. Mamatha Achanta, Founder Director ,' and 'NILA';
2.Ms. Meera Raghavendra, 'WINS' Tirupathi;
3.Mr. Mohd Ahmd Ali-'PRAJWALA'
4. Mr. Krishna Prasad Tenneti I.P.S. Addl. DGP (Railways & Road Safety);
5. Mr. Sudhakar ReddyUdumula. Bureau Chiefin A.P; City Editor, The Deccan Chronicle;
            All are invited to discuss this burning issue on'Trafficking in persons'.
The Australian based Human resource 'Group Walk Foundation', brought out Global Slavery Index in 2016. According to it, 45.8 Million slaves, including women and children are trafficked worldwide,and 18.35 Million slaves from India, on the pretext of recruiting,harbouring, transporting,for compelled labour, or commercial sex acts, by force, fraud or coercion.In the circumstances, a collaboration on counter trafficking persons is the need of the hour.

For details--:
Date 30-07-2016- 5 P.M  to  6-30 P.M
At-'LAMACAN' , Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
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Monday, July 25, 2016

'Haritha Haram' by Tharuni & Forest Department Warangal 23rd July 2016

Tharuni and the D.F.O. Social Forestry Sri Srinivasa Rao, D.F. O. South Division Sri Kista Goud  and other Forest Officials  including Sri. P. Raghuveer I.F.S. Addl. Prl. CCF of Telangana State, participated in the 'Haritha Haram' Program in the villages of Boddu Chintalapally and Gorrekunta in the Geesukonda Mandal of Warangal district on 23rd of this month.The local Corporator and Sarpanches, Community leaders, people,Tharuni Resource Center girls, School children and Tharuni Team  led a procession with 'Harithaharam' banners and raps which had given a festive look in the villages.They had planted 900 saplings at all places in the villages.Dr. Mamatha Founder Director ,Tharuni spoke on the importance of protection of our environment against global warming by making it pollution free with trees. Every village should be a 'Harithavanam', she said.She thanked all the officials of Forest Department for Cooperating with Tharuni by actively participating in this program.They villagers  took a oath to protect the plants and protect their environment.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Work Shop on Gender Sensitization and Work Place Harassment on 14-07-2016

Tharuni Founder Member Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer and  Tharuni Advisory Board Member Surekha Adimulam, Director EPITOME, Hyderabad, were the Resource Persons for the Interactive Workshop on  'Gender Sensitization and Work Place Harassment' held at MCRHRDI, Jubilee hills on 14th July 2016.It was participated by Group- A and Group- B Officers of Hyderabad Zone, and 67th Batch- IRS (C&CE) Officer Trainees Group- 2.It was presided by Dr. R. Sakuntala IRS; Chief Commissioner Hyderabad & Visakhapatnam Zone.
Surekha presented on 'Gender Sensitization'. Sudha Koka IRS Addl. Commissioner addressed them on the Legal Provisions  of the Work Place Harassment. Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer presented on the Case studies on sexual harassment at workplace in different organisations. Tharuni  is Ex- Officio Member of the Sexual Harassment Committees in different Organisations in Telangana.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Balikala Mela by Tharuni & Hexagon- 8th July 2016

Tharuni & Hexagon Software Company(INTERGRAPH) jointly conducted Balikala Mela (Girls Meet) under CSR Project, on 8th July 2016 at Warangal. The Girls from Gorrekunta And Boddu Chintalapally of Geesukonda and Duggondi Mandals, in the District are being empowered under the Project  from 2014. They were trained Computer Education, Spoken English, Tailoring in addition to providing Sports and Library facilities. Nearly one hundred and fifty girls Could change, better life skills and learnt folk art forms, participated in Cultural Programs,Sports events and so on. Some of the Girls have performed  cultural programs at the Hexagon Company Day Celebrations, held recently at Hyderabad. Poor girls were given Rs 80.000/- as School/ College fee.Four Cycles were given to the girls coming to School from far off places. Balika Sanghas(Girls Groups) were formed to participate and understand different problems they face from time to time.
The Hexagon CSR Project Vice- President Navaneet Misra was the chief guest for the Function. Hexagon Finance Director S.Muthuswamy, Bhaskar,Sreelekha and other employees participated in the event. Local Corporators Lingam Mounika, L. Balayya and local community leaders, men and women were happy to come and join for the occasion. Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, Founder Member Tharuni, and Tharuni Team Ravikanth, Kavitha, Jyothi, Rama, Suvarna and others organised the event at GBC Function Hall, Warangal. Dr. Mamatha, while thanking the Hexagon for initiating this Project to empower the adolescent girls,which  helped to bring development and attitudinal change among the future generation. The  Melas  build confidence,  networking and unity among the girls.  The Guests expressed their concern and happiness for the progress of the girls.The girls  performed cultural programs at the end of the Meeting.

Monday, July 4, 2016

SRHR Project--Kalajathas and Awareness Programmes held in 15 Villages in June 2016

Tharuni in collaboration with Terres de Hommes(Netherlands) has conducted awareness Programs during the Month of June 2016 in the 15 Villages of Geesukonda and Duggondi Mandals of Warangal District.The Tharuni Team in collaboration with Kalajatha Trainers from Warangal got Eleven girls trained to perform Kalajathas , play skits and songs on the issues of Child Marriages, Child Trafficking, Child Exploitation, Eve Teasing and and importance of Girl Child Education.The whole team of employees and the Girls went to each village and enacted 'Kalajathas' from 5p.m to 8 p.m.They could cover nearly 490 Girls, 430 boys, 35 Stake holders and 945 Community Members.The villagers were told to inform officials or Tharuni Team to stop Child marriages or Child Trafficking. Tharuni is relentlessly fighting against these social evils for the last two decades.The Cultural Programs could motivate the villagers, Stake holders, Anganwadi workers and DAWCRA  Women to identify the problems of Girl Child and created lot of impact on their minds to understand the solutions.It is a fact that Terres de Hommes  vision is to get a 'World free from Child Exploitation'.Tharuni hopes to mobilize  and motivate the people to empower the Girl child.