Legal awareness and formation of Mahila Panchayats is another initiative taken for empowerment of women by the Delhi Commission for Women. These Mahila Panchayats offer crisis intervention and legal aid at community level and help tackle local level legal disputes and assist in reduction and reconciliation of violence against women. Mahila Panchayat is an innovative collective approach for community participation in dispute redressal. After need assessment and motivation, community leaders are identified and these women are then motivated to volunteer as Mahila Panchayat Members. The 20 MPs members are trained in legal issues, dispute redressal mechanism, trained in the laws relevant to crimes against women, given exposure about the existing legal position regarding property, maintenance, marriage, custody etc. They are also given training in counseling, FIR writing, pursuing with police station, how to proceed for legal recourse. The Mahila Panchayats itself acts as a "Watch Dog". The MPs find solutions at the local level through the workers in the field itself.
Care Village Foundation is also running a Mahila Panchayat at Bakkarwala, Delhi. CVF has taken record number of cases and resolved them at the community level. These cases pertain to bigamy, maintenance, domestic violence, alcoholism and other issues. In most cases CVF has resolved the cases at its own level. In some cases, CVF is taking joint action to bring pressure on the men concerned so as to obtain redressal for the women complainants.
In the sequence of aims of Mahila Panchayat, CVF joined with thousands of people on 8th March'2018 and formed a human chain around Central Park in Delhi's Connaught Place area to protest the increasing number of rape cases and raise awareness about the issue. Later on, DCW chief Swati Maliwal started a hunger strike at Rajghat, Delhi. A lot of dignataries up to the level of Chief Minister of Delhi arrived at the place of huger strike by this strong lady in support of her campaign. Thousands of volunteers and worker of Care Village Foundation also participated and supported this campaign.
Lastly on 22.04.2018, DCW cheif Swati Maliwal ended her hunger strike after President Ram Nath Kovind promulgated an ordinance to give stringent punishment, including death penalty, for those convicted of raping girls below 12 years. This was a "historic victory" in independent India in which CVF has participated with enthusiasm, devotion and dedication.
Education is the act of learning things around us. It helps us to easily understand and deal with any problem and makes balance throughout the whole life in every aspect. Education is the first and foremost rights of every human being. Without education we are incomplete and our lives are useless. Education helps us to set a goal and go ahead by working on that throughout the life. It improves our knowledge, skill, confidence level and personality. It empowers us intellectually to interact with others in our life. Education brings maturity and teaches us to live in society with changing environment. It is the way to social development, economic growth and technological development. Education plays a great role in everyone's life by building personality, improving knowledge and skill and providing feeling of well being of a person. Education helps a person in nourishing his present and future by ensuring aim of the life. Quality and importance of the education is increasing day by day.
Every child must to go school in his/her appropriate age as everyone has equal rights for the education from birth. The growth and development of any country depends on the quality of education system set for young ones in the schools and colleges. However, the education system in every areas of the country is not same so the proper growth and development of the people and society varies according to the weak and strong education system of the particular region. There are a lot of problems with education system in India. Financial, family, religious, school availability, school accessibility, employment etc. are the hindrances to meet the target of education in India.
Care Village Foundation is supporting the nation in the field of education with its slogan 'Education is a utility which makes human a personality'. The foundation organises tutorial, remedial, tution classes for the needy section of the society. Besides, the foundation works to take back the school drop outs at any level of education. It is also working with various Govt. or private schools in implementation of best quality education. Adult education specially women, digital familiarization, conversion from illiterate to neo literate etc. are the core area of CVF towards its one arm of Education.
Skill development & Vocational Education and Training (VET) are an important element of the nation's education initiative. In order for Skill Development & Vocational Education to play its part effectively in the changing national context and for India to enjoy the fruits of the demographic dividend, there is an urgent need to redefine the critical elements of imparting training to make them flexible, contemporary, relevant, inclusive and creative. The Government is well aware of the important role of Skill Development & Vocational education and has already taken a number of
important initiatives in this area. The industrial and labour market trends clearly indicate the necessity of strengthening of skill development & vocational education in India. The introduction of vocational education at secondary level through bivalent schools and SSC (vocational) will enable us to broaden the vocational education base at secondary level of education.
Care Village Foundation has joined hands with several agencies and organisations like Jan Shikshan Sansthan Prayas, MHRD, GoI; Janalakshmi Financial Services Ltd.; Jana Urban Foundation for Transformation etc. to run skill development programmes for youth and women in various states across India. Thousands of children, youth and women take part in our Skill Development & Vocational Training Programmes and settle in their respective profession. The foundation is marching along with vision of Indian Govt. 'Skill India' with a pre-fixed target which is being increased year over year.
Yoga is essentially a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science, which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body. It is an art and scince of healthy living. The word 'Yoga' is derived from the Sanskrit root 'Yuj', meaning 'to join' or 'to yoke' or 'to unite'. As per Yogic scriptures the practice of Yoga leads to the union of individual consciousness with that of the Universal Consciousness, indicating a perfect harmony between the mind and body, Man & Nature. According to modern scientists, everything in the universe is just a manifestation of the same quantum firmament.
In association with Ministry of Ayush; Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India etc., Care Village Foundation travelled miles and miles in the field of spreading awareness about the benefits of YOGA in our daily life. Regular classes in different gardens/schools/parks/religious places all over the country are being organised by the foundation independently or with the help of other Govt./private agencies as mentioned above. CVF is committed for awareness about YOGA and complete its commitment with full dedication and devotion.
Legal aid may be taken to mean free legal assistance to the poor persons in any judicial proceedings before the Court, Tribunals or any authority. It intends to provide free legal assistance to the poor persons who are not able to enforce the rights given to them by law. It means providing an arrangement in the society which makes the machinery of administration of Justice easily accessible and in reach of those who have to resort to it for enforcement of rights given to them by law. It has been rightly said that the poor and the lliterate should be able to approach the courts and their ignorance and poverty should not be an impediment in the way of obtaining justice from the Courts. The constitution of India gives much importance to rule of law. In India, it is regarded as a part of the basic structure of the Constitution and also of natural justice. Free legal aid to the poor and weak persons has been held to be necessary adjunct of the rule of law.
Care Village Foundation runs legal aid movement to the grass root level and helps to discover, identify and solve the problems and difficulties of the poor. The foundation ensures participation not only of the practicing lawyers but also of the courts, the law, teachers, senior law students, trained social workers, public at large is also needed. It also includes activities like spreading legal awareness and educating people on their basic rights. CVF promotes more informal paralegal services in places where basic access to justice opportunities and infrastructures are absent. It also promotes a pro bono service culture and tradition within the legal profession. CVF Offers comparative models of legal aid to government in reforming the movement.
CVF supports the development of demonstration legal aid/public defender offices in cooperation with governments. The foundation also promotes Lok Adalats in the right direction as they settle the disputes quickly by counseling and discussions, etc. Its basis is to provide quick justice with the mutual consent of the parties. Their object is to reduce burden on the Courts so that the problem of law's delay may be solved and people may get justice within due time. The machinery of the Government engaged in the execution of this movement in the state be geared from bottom to top.
Community development is a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems. Community wellbeing (economic, social, environmental and cultural) often evolves from this type of collective action being taken at a grassroots level. Community development ranges from small initiatives within a small group to large initiatives that involve the broader community.
Care village foundation takes Community Development as a long-term endeavor, holistic and integrated into the bigger picture. It is initiated and supported for the benefit to the community grounded in experience that leads to best practices. Community development by Care Village Foundation is a grassroots process by which communities are becoming more responsible, organising and planning together, developing healthy lifestyle options, empowering themselves, reducing poverty and suffering, creating employment and economic opportunities and achieving social, economic, cultural & environmental goals.
Seminars are educational events that feature one or more subject matter experts delivering information primarily via lecture and discussion. Workshops tend to be smaller and more intense than seminars. This format often involves students practicing their new skills during the event under the watchful eye of the instructor.
The foundation organises every year a number of workshops and seminars on various topics issues independently or with the help of other organisations/establishments/agencies like crisis Intervention Center for Child abuse and rape victims, Legal Procedure, Female Foeticide & Female Infanticide, Child Labour, Domestic Violence, Crimes against Women & Children,Mental Health, Drug abuse, Contemporary Issues, Child Labour and Child Abuse etc. Various dignitaries have attended these workshops and seminars and provided their valuable thoughts and ideas on different subjects.
India is the second largest most populated country. Millions of physically challenged people are struggling here. India is now home to one of the world's largest population of blind people. Out of the overall 37 million blind people scattered across the globe a staggering 15 million belong to India. So, it becomes our duty to help such people to live a better life in the society. With such a cause the Care Village Foundation is working for their welfare. The Organization lays special emphasis on education & training (skill development & vocational training) as it develops the potentials of an individual to play productive roles in the society.
The trend of decline in the Child Sex Ratio (CSR), defined as number of girls per 1000 of boys between 0-6 years of age, has been unabated since 1961. The decline from 945 in 1991 to 927 in 2001 and further to 918 in 2011 is alarming. The decline in the CSR is a major indicator of women disempowerment. CSR reflects both, pre-birth discrimination manifested through gender biased sex selection, and post birth discrimination against girls. Social construct discriminating against girls on the one hand, easy availability, affordability and subsequent misuse of diagnostic tools on the other hand, have been critical in increasing Sex Selective Elimination of girls leading to low Child Sex Ratio. Since coordinated and convergent efforts are needed to ensure survival, protection and empowerment of the girl child, Government has announced Beti Bachao Beti Padhao initiative. This is being implemented through a national campaign and focused multi sectoral action in 100 selected districts low in CSR, covering all States and UTs. This is a joint initiative of Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Human Resource Development.
Care Village Foundation is also playing an exclusive role towards the mission of the Government. Here, CVF is organising counseling sessions, awareness programmes against female foeticide & female infanticide etc. on regular basis. Besides, CVF is making its best efforts to ensure admission of girls in the schools under RTE act. CVF has also arranged legal advice for the women who are tortured for having female child to protect female child.