In partnership with TBZ Mumbai, Cultural Academy for Peace is implementing in a project named Pankhi since 2019. This project, aiming to help and empower women survivors of domestic violence, This programme covers the whole state of Kerala. It has a single helpline number that can be called from anywhere in the country. Callers are then by the helpline desk for suitable action. The Academy provides Legal support, Counselling and Rehabilitation to the survivors with the support of counselors. Domestic violence is an acute and widely prevalent problem in India,and hence has serious economic, social and health implications not only for women and children, but also for the wider family and community. Annually, one-third of women age 15-49 have experienced physical violence and about 1 in 10 has experienced sexual violence and emotional violence. If we have to make any impact in this area, it is essential to provide awareness on Gender based Violence and encourage preventive measures on an ongoing basis, at all levels of society.
Aims of Pankhi Project:
Through central helpline we provide counselling and rehabilitation to the women suffering from domestic violence.
Objectives of Pankhi Project:
- To integrate counselling and crisis intervention through a central helpline service available to the victim.
- To provide needs based and timely referrals to the victims of domestic violence.
- To increase the identification, reporting and referral of case of gender-based violence by community leaders through the use of helpline.
- To conduct awareness sessions on gender-based violence in community.
We are providing awareness sessions in various strata of the community under this project.