Supporting Local Leaders in Advocating to Prevent Sexual Harassment in India
With support from the Collective Impact Partnership, CIP Leader Deepa Pawar is advocating to advance implementation of India’s national Prevention of Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Act.
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Meet Collective Impact Partnership (CIP) Leader Deepa Pawar. Deepa is the founder and director of Anubhuti, a young women-led organization working for equity, justice, and democracy.
“My main inspiration is my experience in my community, where I have seen women and girls deprived of the fundamental rights of health, education, and equity. As a woman, I deeply understand the impact not having these rights can have on our lives.” – Deepa Pawar, CIP Leader
With support from CIP, Deepa is advocating to advance implementation of India’s national Prevention of Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Act so that all government-aided colleges in Maharashtra institute internal complaint committees, enabling women to more effectively report complaints of sexual harassment. The ability to report complaints of sexual harassment contributes to a safer education environment for women, expands their access to colleges, increases their employability, and contributes to their ability to be economically independent.
The Collective Impact Partnership is a collaboration that leverages the powerful work of Rise Up, How Women Lead, the Public Health Institute, Global Fund for Women, and World Pulse to increase the economic power of women and girls in India.