Our Strategies & Approach
Youth are our future leaders. Vikalp firmly believes that by changing the attitude of youth to gender equality – helping to inculcate a sense of justice, equality and independent thought – we can create a better society for our next generations. One of Vikalp’s key strategies therefore is to work with youth by sensitizing them to gender issues. Through them, we create awareness in the community, sensitize others to the various discriminations faced by women, help the survivors of violence and also advocate for policy changes from the village to the state level.
Vikalp also believe firmly that in order to change discriminatory gender norms and practices, it is necessary to engage with men. After all, whole societies cannot move forward when only the mindsets of one half are changed. We work directly with fathers, husbands, brothers and sons, and seek to mobilize these male decision-makers to become role models in their own families and communities. Vikalp encourages men to challenge the norms that perpetuate gender violence and work to create communities that nurture the rights of women and girls and allow them to reach their full potential. You can read more about Vikalp’s work engaging with men and boys here.