Our aim is to prevent violence before it starts. To effectively stop violence from arising, we must first recognize that all people – the perpetrators, the bystanders, the media, the enforcers and the victims – are influenced by public and private messages that impact our consciousness and our behavior.
Designed to help survivors by helping the “responders,” the HEAL Program provides training, technical assistance, expertise, and resources to counselors, social workers and healthcare workers. These individuals are the first responders who provide the immediate treatment and long-term holistic care that survivors of gender-based violence need.
DAWN believes women, men, girls and boys joining together is the only way to disrupt the social norms that allow gender inequality and violence to exist. We partner with men’s organizations who are pioneers in the Engaging Men’s movement in India and support programs that make an impact for generations to come.
FROM OUR BLOG
WHAT IS GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE?
Gender-based violence is not simply a women’s issue.
Gender-based violence is any violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, psychological harm or suffering to men or women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.
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