FROM THE CHAIRPERSONDear Friends,Greetings from WomenPowerConnect!We are pleased to share with you WPC’s quarterly newsletter.WPC has been successful over the past years in advocating forrights of women in India. We have continued to develop andexpand our advocacy agenda and have targeted four areas of concern for women;Enhancing Mobile populations access to HIV & AIDS services information & support,addressing child marriage, asserting women’s land rights, and lauding women’sleadership in the green economy.We have successfully undergone a Research on ‘Collegestudent’s perspective of SexualHarassment: A Case Study of the Colleges in Bangalore City’ with support from theNational Commission for Women.
WPC works closely as
CARE’s Strategic Advocacy Partner under theEnhancing MobilePopulations Access to HIV/AIDS Services Information & Support (EMPHASIS)project.We support the project with advocacy strategies by providing policy briefings, evidence based advocacy with key stakeholders, developing methods for assessment of advocacy& alliance building effortsat source and destinations, networking, aidingcollaborations, providing communicationresources. We initiate direct interventions toaddress health and HIV & AIDS related human rights issues and the access of cross border mobile population at source and destination to HIV/AIDS treatment, instancesof Violence Against Women and other vulnerabilities within the legal frame work andview these within the International commitment of the concerned countries.We have been working with Oxfam Indiawith the aim to address the deep‐rootedproblem of women being denied equal land rights in India, due to the largelypatriarchal and patrilinear structure of the Indian society. With the support of OXFAMIndia, WPC is currently implementing a project‐‘Ensuring women’s access to andcontrol over land’.