Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tharuni Consortium-The Review of Girls Advocacy Alliance Project Achievements-9th & 10th August 2017

Tharuni is the Nodal Agency and  Lead Partner of the Girls Advocacy Alliance Project in the State of Telangana,initiated by Terre des Hommes, Netherlands.from January 2017. Tharuni Consortium includes SCOPE RD from Khammam District , Sramika Vikasa Kendram from Mahbubnagar District and Tharuni from Warangal district.
There was a review of the achievements on 9th & 10th August to discuss the outcome called ' The Harvesting Festival', at Secunderabad.Sri Thangam Perumal and Sri Ezekiel Kanavalli from India Program Office have presided over the Meeting.
Tharuni Consortium could successfully achieved the following targets.They are--:
1.Sensitized 3625 Community Members,344 Media Personnel, 380 government Officials, and 388 N.G.Os/CSOs on the exploitation of Girl child.
2.Stopped six Child Marriages in the three Districts.
3.Sensitised 2050 Media Personnel on how to report about Children.
4. Police Department has mooted the idea of designating Sub Inspectors as Child Welfare Officers in each district.
5. Community Members have started filing cases against Child Sexual Abuse.
6. NGOs have agreed to adhere to Child Protection policy in their Organisations.
7. 'Balika Bandhu' Awards were given to Sarpanches, Media Personnel and Teachers who supported the girl children.
8.Telangana State Women Commission & Tharuni held a Round Table and sent a Report on child Marriages and Compulsory Registration of Marriages in the State.
9. The Commissioner Municipal Administration ,Telangana, issued circulars to all the Municipal Commissioners, Urban & Local Bodies, to ensure Registration of Marriages and submit periodical reports to the Government.
10. The Kalajathas and cultural programmes in the rural areas could  influence the Communities about the importance of Girls Education and Vocational guidance to them, to eradicate the exploitation against girl children.

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