Rally against Child Marriage

Study Hall Educational Foundation launched a web campaign “India’s Daughters” with this year’s theme “Child Marriage”. All Study Hall Educational Foundation partner schools were invited to participate in the campaign by sending articles, essays, poems, and illustrations. The web campaign has been active since last two months and recently culminated into school’s organizing rallies in their communities. It was a big community mobilization led by girls of KGBVs in the form of rallies organized by all the schools individually. Study Hall Educational Foundation worked closely with schools to help the schools prepare street plays, slogans, posters and on 20th February 2014 took out a rally in their villages.

On the same day between 10am to 12pm, 44 KGBVs in 4 districts of Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow, Mirzapur, Jaunpur and Sonbhadra) organized rallies and signature campaign against the Child Marriage. The KGBVs engaged parents, community members, local village authorities, official from administration and through their slogans and street plays spread awareness about the harmful consequences of Child Marriage. Over 22,000 people have been touched by this first of its kind community based intervention across four districts and many more through the online campaign. The parents turned up in huge numbers and supported the cause by pledging not to get their girls married before the legal age and allowing them to study as much as they want. Last year, Study Hall Educational Foundation organized a Community Mobilization Training for the teachers and wardens of the KGBVs to prepare them for effective parent interactions and organizing rallies. The efforts of the Foundation and KGBV staff have proven very effective after such an overwhelming response from the communities.

ADDRESSING THE CHANGEMAKERS

DSH has been running programmes in KGBVs for the empowerment of girls since 2011. It was realized that the empowerment of girls will bear fruit only when the family and the neighbourhood also supports the girls. Since the KGBVs are residential schools, the parents have a close connection with the teachers. The teachers can easily inform, counsel and educate the parents on issues related to girls’ rights when they come for the parent—teacher meetings.

The teachers and wardens from all eight KGBVs of Lucknow district were invited for a two day training for Community Mobilization on January 17th and 18th, 2014. There was a discussion about the need for Community Mobilization and the teacher’s role as an advocate of the girls’ rights. After that, through very lively and interactive sessions, they planned how to make their Parent-teacher meetings interesting, thought provoking and engaging. They got into groups, wrote and then performed issue based playlets as part of their planning for the meetings.

A rally for creating awareness about the evils of child marriage has been planned for February 20th, 2014. The participants shared their views and vision. DSH has launched a web campaign on the same theme. The participants wrote beautiful poems and write ups and these were shared. A lot of hidden talent was discovered as some of them put their feelings in song. On the whole, it was a very enriching experience for the trainers and the participants.

बाल विवाह


श्वेता बाजपेई
के.जी.बी.वी -चिनहट

आज के इस वैज्ञानिक युग में भी समाज में बहुत सी कुप्रथाएं प्रचलित है उनमे से एक है बाल विवाह । वैसे तो सरकार ने बालिकाओ की विवाह की उम्र १८ वर्ष व लड़को की उम्र २१ वर्ष निशचित किया है लेकिन भारत में अधिकतर ग्रामीण जनसँख्या अशिक्षित है अतः वह लोग अपनी बेटियो की शादी १८ वर्ष से कम उम्र में कर देते है । जिससे वह शादी बाल विवाह कहलाता है । बाल ववाह में लड़के और लड़कियाँ दोनों शारीरिक एवं मानसिक रूप से तैयार नहीं होती है। वह दोनों इस कच्ची उम्र में अपनी गृहस्थी का बोझ उठाने में सक्षम नहीं होते है । क्यों न हैम लोग कोशिश करके इस बाल विवाह को रोकने का प्रयास कर उनके जीवन के सफर को सुहाना बनाने में सहयोग करे। यह काम अकेले हम नहीं कर सकते जब तक सारा समाज मिल कर इस कुप्रथा का विरोध या अत नहीं करेंगे ।

आज के युग कि यही पुकार ।
स्त्री शिक्षा हो हर द्वार ।
बाल विवाह का अंत करो ।
मानव जीवन को सशक्ष्त करो ।

ओस की एक बूँद सी होती है बेटियाँ
स्पर्श खुरदरा हो तो रोतीं है बेटियाँ
बेटा तो होता है बस एक ही कुल का
दोनों कुलो की लाज उठाती है बेटियाँ
अंतरिक्ष तक उड़ान भर रही है बेटियां
आज नहीं है कम बेटो से बेटियाँ
ओस की एक बूँद सी।.…………

बाल विवाह


रूबी वर्मा

के.जी.बी.वी -बी.के.टी.

बाल विवाह होता अपराध ।
बाद में होता पश्यचात्ताप
बाल विवाह के फेर में न आना ।
बाद में पड़ेगा वरना पछ्ताना॥
बाल विवाह अहि घोर अपराध ।
बाद में होता पश्याताप ॥
बाल विवाह है एक खाई ।
इसके गर्त में है मृत्यु समाई ॥
बाल विवाह के फेर में आना ।
तन मन धन सबसे है जाना ॥

यौन अपराध

 

 

विजये लक्ष्मी पण्डे
के.जी.बी.वी -काकोरी

अधिक उम्र के व्यक्ति से जब कम आयु की युवा कन्या का विवाह हो जाता है तो यौन अपराध बढ़ते है। अपराध को बढ़ाने में अनमेल विवाह भी एक प्रमुख कारण है । पति पत्नी कि आयु में बहुत अंतर होता है । यहाँ तक कि ५० से ६० वर्ष के व्यक्ति का विवाह १४ से १५ वर्ष की बालिका से कर दिया जाता है जिससे वह जल्द ही विधवा हो जाती है और समाज में विधवाओ की स्थिति निम्न होने के कारण उसे अलग-२ अत्याचार सहन करने पड़ते है ।