A campaign on “Breaking the Conspiracy of Silence” was initiated in
about 100 schools and colleges in Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Rangareddy
districts from 25th to 10th December. The major objectives of the
campaign are: building solidarity, dissemination of information and
sensitization of larger sections of the society, particularly men on the
need to break silence and more particularly the conspiracy behind the
silence with regard to increasing crime rate of violence on women and
girls. The target group for this rally would be adolescent girls and
boys with focus on violence and abuse in schools & colleges.
campaign is a joint effort of different NGOs and network groups working
on women and girls’ rights in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad
and facilitated by Samatha Gender Resource Centre, a unit of Andhra
Pradesh Mahila Samatha Society.
In this regard, we are happy to
invite you cordially to the public meeting on 14th December at
Harihara Kala Bhavan where the experiences and demands from the children
that came up in this campaign will be presented and discussions will
take place on future steps.