' Rubaroo: Nurturing Stories for Social Change

1. Emerging Leaders Programmes

Participants doing Shramdaan during their Orientation camp facilitated by Pravah at Manthan, Rajasthan

Participants during their reflection time at Majlis

The Youth group who were part of the Orientation camp after which they all left for their individual placement organization

The Emerging Leaders programme is a 6-8 month long programme where youth are part of an intensive urban volunteering and leadership experience. The programme focuses on building capacities of youth to reflect on their own life journeys through the lens of Leadership, Gender, Sexuality, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, Gender Based Violence and Early and Child Marriage in particular. The aim of the programme is to build the capacities of youth to become Youth Facilitators and through them facilitate value-based, attitudinal, and behavioural change in communities against the social issues that prevail in the society.

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These sessions are 3-5 hours long, usually held on weekends, on diverse topics and current affairs and is fully youth and volunteer led. Head over to our calendar to join us for a conversation at out next Emerging Leaders programme.

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2. POSH Training

POSH (PREVENTION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY AT WORKPLACE) training is a training for employees to help them identify and differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate behavior in the workplace. It also helps them to understand what kind of behavior falls under sexual harassment.
The training was intended to educate the employees about the safe working environment and to sensitize them about the boundaries of acceptable and unacceptable behaviour at the workplace. As a part of Rubaroo with Gender and 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, we have organized an interactive and engaging session for the employees of HiyaMe through which we were able to create awareness among the employees about the Posh act, the concept of consent, personal space, and workplace behaviour.

3. Rubaroo with Gender

Every year, the United Nations observes the period from 25th November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, till 10th December, Human Rights Day, as 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Vilolence. The campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

‘Rubaroo with Gender’(Face-to-face with Gender) is the annual event of Rubaroo which is held as the closing event of 16 days of activism to showcase our gender work to the community and the people of the hyderabad. To express our solidarity Rubaroo has been running this world wide campaign since 2014.

Every year we host the campaign in a public space of Hyderabad, while focusing on various themes like Girl Child Marriage, Gender Roles, Gender Based Violence in Marriage and Gender Based Discrimination and Sterotypes in everyday life. As part of this campaign, we host film screenings, open forum discussions, interactive activities, quiz setups and booths, personal reflection spaces, and social experiments exploring the theme of Gender Based Violence, Early Child Marriages, to facilitate conversations on Equality, Identity, Violence and Human Rights related to Gender.

4. Gender Sensitisation

Gender sensitization is the teaching of gender sensitivity and encouragement of behaviour modification through raising awareness regarding the issues that concern gender equality and to encourage participants to pursue solutions. Rubaroo implements this by conducting various sensitization campaigns, training, workshops, programs, social media campaigns, etc. The aim of this programme is to instil empathy into the views that an individual holds about their own and the other gender. It helps people in "examining their personal attitudes and beliefs and questioning the 'realities' they thought they knew."