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CECOEDECON

SABLA PARALEGAL TRAINING REPORT
JAIPUR AND JODHPUR (10TH -13TH SEPTEMBER)

CONTENTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. INTRODUCTION TRAINING SCHEDULE DAY AND SESSION-WISE SUMMARY POST-TEST RESULTS AND INFERENCES RECOMMENDATIONS

Ms.1. and Dr. INTRODUCTION Context: As a part of the initiative taken by Cecoedecon in collaboration with UNDP and the Department of Justice. 5. 3. Purpose of the training:  To empowered adolescent girls by making them aware of their rights and providing information regarding various women and child-friendly laws. fundamental rights and Ms.Meeta determination and female foeticide Deo Bareth Singh Reproduction right of women and Medical Shri Satay Dr. Manjubala Premlata Vyas Joshi Indian constitution. right to vote. to provide paralegal training to SABLA girls. 2. taking into account the findings of training need analysis conducted at an earlier stage. 6. audio visual aids. Government of India. 3 day trainings were organized in Jaipur and Jodhpur in Rajasthan. A special emphasis was laid on women and child-friendly laws during the course of the training. Shahraj Ms. Shobha participants (Communication skill. The training was conducted based on a module compiled using materials collected from various sources. Inaugural Session Introduction and essential skill of Shri SatayDeo Ms. and Bhopal and Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh.Meeta Termination of Pregnancy Act Deo Bareth Singh Protection of women from Domestic Ms. role plays. Shahraj Ms.  To make the participants self dependent. Methods like interactive sessions. Asha Ms. 4. Decision Bareth Chouhan making and collective strength ) and Shri Rakesh Shrivastav Sabla programme . TRAINING SCHEDULE Session Content Resource Person Jodhpur Resource Person Jaipur 1. exposure visits etc. 7. were used to make the training programme helpful and more effective. Kiran Manjubala Joshi Gender Equality Ms. Manju . Shobha Chandrakala CHouhan PC & PNDT Act and prevention of sex Shri Satay Dr. 2. The aim of the trainings was capacity building of the adolescent girls between the age group of 11-18 years by training them as paralegal workers.an introduction Ms.  To develop the trainees as peer educators in their respective areas.

23 Ms. Chandrakala Ms. 17.Violation Act 20058. Meeta Singh Ms.2006 Child Rights Right to free and compulsory Education 19 20 21. Asha Kiran Dowry Prohibition Act Ms. dignity Chandrakala Marriage Act Ms. 10 and Shri Aatmaram Provision related to rape and woman‟s Ms. Shahraj Joshi Ms. Free legal Advice Ms. 16. Shahraj and Aatmaram Vishakha guideline against harassment at work place sexual Ms. Asha kiran and Ms. Women right on property Ms. 9. Shobha Chouhan Ms. 12. Shahraj Shri Atmaram 14. 18. Child Marriage Prohibition Act. Asha Kiran Special Welfare Scheme For SC/ST Shri Aatmaram Social Security Schemes Ms. Chandrakala Work plan and presentation Team Work Exposur tour . Shobha Chouhan Ms. Sumati Dave (Legal aid Committee Member) Shri Balveer Singh Shri Balveer Singh Shri Satyendra 11. 22. 15. Sumati Dave (Legal aid Committee Member) Ms. Shobha Chouhan and Dr. Swati (UNDP and DoJ) and Ms. Manju Joshi and Neelam Mishra Ms. Chandrakala 13. Asha Kiran Right to Information Act 2005 Shri Aatmaram MNREGA (Mahatama Gandhi National Shri Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme) Aatmaram and Ms.

During the subsequent discussion it came across very clearly that the participants were not aware about their rights. Satyadeo Bareth told the participants about the basic constituents of the constitution like equal rights for men and women. Suryaprakash Sharma. discipline and hygiene committees.3. Session -1 Subject. Decision making and collective strength ) Methodology . after which a making friends activity was conducted. A facilitator started with her name and clapped the participant on her right. This was followed by a session on the Indian constitution in which Mr.Introduction and essential skill of the participants (Communication skill. for example reporting. He highlighted that the aim of the SABLA scheme is to empower girls and to make them aware of their rights. were formed with active participation from the participants. This was followed by a name series activity. programme officer of WCD. A pre test was also conducted to know the participants‟ level of knowledge on various issues related to the training.Introductory game and play way method. the trainers and the trainees. this was succeeded by a game of whispering (kanafusi ka khel). This again was done for the whole circle. Suryaprakash introduced the Sabla scheme. Dr. food. after the registration of the participants and the welcome session. The first activity in this session was “Identify the name”. All participants and facilitators were made to sit in a circle. This continued till the circle was complete. training Rules and different committees. Director. Sandeep Sandu.S. DAY AND SESSION-WISE SUMMARY: DAY 1 Inaugural Session: JAIPUR The day started with the arrival and registration of the SABLA girls. Moreover. Cecoedecon. the training commenced with the formal introduction of the chief guest. Jodhpur and R. Dr. . JODHPUR On the first day of the Jodhpur training. Then the participants clapped and called out the name of the participant on their left.A. who did the same. Ensuing all these activities a role play was performed. Manju Bala Joshi. This was followed by the welcome address by Mrs.

the participants were told that 'Kishori Samooh'. Also a training kit will be provided to adolescent girls which will have a number of games and activities. Methodology : Brain storming . 5. Right to equality 2. Right against exploitation. leaving school. wherein details about her weight. Moreover. Additionally. the girls also participated by giving their own examples of people they know. will be formed at the anganwadi centre level. decision making and collective strength. Session -2 Subject : Sabla programme . After this a presentation was given highlighting that India is a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic with a parliamentary system of government. 7. marriage etc. The responses were put on a chart by a facilitator. one of them told a story of a farmer and his four sons. they were told that the card will also contain information about important milestones in the girl's life.an introduction Methodology : Lecture and presentation This session began with a warm up session where the participants were given examples of empowered women. One girl from amongst them will be selected as 'sakhi'. referrals and services received under SABLA will be written. The presentation also explained the following briefly:  Fundamental rights 1. These answers were used to explain what laws and the constitution say. who will provide guidance and motivation to peers. Right to live dignified life. iron and folic acid supplementation. The participants were also told that a 'Kishori card' will be given to each adolescent girl. Right to protection in arrest and protest. 8. PPT presentation and lecturer. where their general health check-up will be done. The presentation explained the key features and importance of the constitution. the girls were informed that „Kishori Diwas' will be celebrated as a special health day once every three months. by the resource person on three essential life skills (out of the 10 mentioned by WHO) necessary for overall development. body mass index. fundamental rights and right to vote. Right to freedom of religion. namely effective communication skill.After the role play a lecture was given. height. the peer monitor. 4. Right to Constitutional remedies. This was followed by a presentation and lecture on the SABLA scheme its key features both nutrition and non-nutrition related. Right to education 6. making the learning process an interesting one. The third session started with a brain storming activity where the participants were asked to define law in a couple of sentences. The session was concluded with a group discussion were the participants shared their experiences which reinforced the importance of collective strength. Session -3 Subject: Indian constitution. a group of 15 to 25 girls. . like joining school. Furthermore. Right to freedom 3.

highlighting the difference between sex and gender and how gender is related to culture. they can‟t choose certain professions like their parents would never allow them to go in ARMY. creed. religion or gender. An episode from the series “Bol Basanto” was also used in the Jaipur training to explain the process of formation of laws. also they said that a lot times they are not allowed to do what they want to. This was followed by a film presentation “Gender-vender”. the other was to assume themselves to be boys. their opinions are not considered to be of any importance specially when it comes to issues like finance etc. One of the participants wrote main points of the right to education bill and discuss with the two teams after which the two teams (namely Paksh and Vipaksh) passed the bill by voting in favor and opposition. Those who are deemed to be of unsound mind. Subsequently an activity “Life cycle of gender violence” was conducted. and people convicted of certain criminal offences are not allowed to vote. and to list the things they can‟t do because of being a girl (in the case of group 1) or boy (for group 2). film show (gender-vender). PPT presentation and quiz (Gender) This session started with a brain storming activity where all the participants were divided into two groups. The right to vote is irrespective of caste. Statement Answer G Women are better at caring for children than men S Women breastfeed babies S Male voice breaks at puberty G Women are better nurses than men G Men can become good soldiers G Men need more nutritious food Female has to carry out house hold work G G Male has to earn for the family . their parents do not permit them to do so. This was the highlight of the session. The group representing boys said that they can‟t express their feelings as openly as the girls can.    Session -4 Subject: Gender Equality Methodology: Brain Storming. Majority of the of the girls said that they can‟t go out of their homes alone. which helped motivate the participants into believing that girls can work and excel in any field. One group was asked to assume that they are girls. After the film a presentation was given on gender equality wherein the concept of gender was explained. The session was concluded with discussions and question answer round.Political rights Process of making law Right to vote: Any citizen over the age of 18 can vote in an election . This was succeeded by a gender quiz where the participants were asked to label several statements as related to gender or sex or both. participants were divided into two groups and they were told that you have to pass a bill and for which you have to discuss the bill.

.Acitvity: Life cycle of Gender violence Another activity on gender violence was conducted using the following chart.

save Rs. This was followed by case studies. S. Rajasthan 0141-2228707. Services Government of Rajasthan Tilak Marg. sex selective abortions. and related religious and cultural beliefs.laws behave properly with her  If no then what is the right kind of behavior? The next activity was a presentation on diagnostic techniques (like ultrasound) and sex determination.5 Subject: PC & PNDT Act and prevention of sex determination and female foeticide Methodology: Brain Storming. Case Study. Health & F. 5. 500 now. They were also given information about helplines and other means to report incidents of sex determination in Rajasthan. Yadav Director (FW) Medical. where the participants were asked to read about the case given to them after which they were asked questions. Film Presentation A brain storming activity was conducted to start this session where the participants were asked to discuss about sex determination among themselves.00. which were:  Had they ever seen anyone going for the test?  If yes then where?  Did Urmila‟s (subject in the case study) in.000 (on dowry) later” were used to explain how modern technological means have worsened the problem of female feticide and infanticide.302 001. W. pre-natal diagnostic techniques and ultrasonography. Year Sex ratio of total population (number of female on 1000 male) 921 926 Sex ratio of 0 to 6 year child (number of girls on 1000 boys) 909 883 2001 2011 The key features of the presentation were the historical background of the practice of sex selective abortions.in This session was concluded with slogans like “Halla bol halla bol Ling zanch par halla bol” . After their discussion the participants defined sex determination as the process of knowing the sex before birth. Crude and direct advertisements “Spend only Rs. P. Jaipur. 2222422(T) 9414016297 (M) 222865 (F) Directorate For lodging a complaint by email: pcpndt@yahoo.Session . lecture and PPT presentation.co. reasons behind its popularity. Dr.

Courtesy.Rajasthan border. In Dang district.India Today. September 3. India Today The 200-odd Rathore families in a Rajput dominated village in Western Rajasthan‟s Barmer district have 2 to 4 male children each on average. . October 28. Satyadeo Bareth Methodology : Lecture and PPT presentation. Also case studies like the ones below were used to explain the impacts of female foeticide. There are only 2 girls in the entire clan. Getting a wife is extremely difficult in this region . 2001 issue Devra village of Jaislmer district has the distinction of receiving a baraat (bridegroom‟s part) after 110 years in 1997. kishori aage aao Ling Zanch ko dur bhagao” Evening Session The films “Matrbhoomi” and “Uska aana” were shown to the participants after which they were asked about the impact of sex determination. when Jaswant Kanwar got married.Sept. The Pioneer. October 28.6 Subject: Reproduction right of women and Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act Resource person : Mr. The Pioneer. in the centre. Woman in the centre is mother of Jaswant Kanwar.“Kishor. Anuradha Dutt. Anuradha Dutt. Gujarat.2001. the ratio is 400 male children to 2 female children. 2001 . 2001 Session . 8 brothers of the same family are married to Sarup. At a conservative estimate.

abuses. At the end of this session the participants were motivated to fight against practices like sex selective abortion and female infanticide and feticide using slogans like: “cho tarafa ab hawa garam hai" Bhrun parikshan ab bada jurm hai” and “Beti toh har Ghar ki Shaan Sabhi karo uska smmaan” Session. The participants were also asked to remain cautious as sex selective abortion amounts to discrimination against a particular sex. The participants had various responses in the ensuing discussion for example child marriage. the persons who are qualified to conduct the abortion and the place of implementation. film show and practice of filling up DIR form A case study was related by the trainers. It was strongly emphasized that Safe and legal abortion is a woman’s right. lecture and PPT Presentation.7 Subject : Protection of women from Domestic Violation Act 2005 Methodology : Case Study. the PC & PNDT Act is aimed at curbing sex selection through the misuse of technology and therefore should not be confused with the MTP Act that allows legal abortion as per conditions under the Act. in most cases. where the trainers used above mentioned issues to explain the Protection of women from domestic violation act 2005. physical beating. female sex. It was specifically highlighted that.The lecture was focused on The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act of India which clearly states the conditions under which a pregnancy can be ended or aborted. heavy fines are levied on anyone found indulging in it. lack of education etc. The lecture tried to elucidate how this particular act deal with the intricate issue of domestic violence and the practicalities . as mentioned earlier. This was followed by a lecture and presentation. The lecture also mentioned the fact that the Act provides a lot of margin to a practitioner to be liberal in determining risk to injury for health in either the current or the foreseeable environment. after which the participants were asked question regarding the case and if any issues could be raised using the case study. Also they were informed that sex determination is a criminal activity and punishable by law.

The trainer also told the participants why registration of marriage is compulsory and what the procedure for registration is. Mrs.”). the Muslim Marriage Act and Special Marriage. The Law on arrest. During this session.associated with it. Seesion-8 Subject: Provision related to rape and woman’s dignity Methodology: Lecture and PPT Presentation The lecture was focused on a woman‟s right to life and liberty and tried to explain that women have a right to be treated as equal citizens. A woman cannot ordinarily be arrested by the police between sunset and sunrise. . gold and household equipments. After the lecture the participants were given a practice on filling the DIR form. explained the importance of free legal aid to the participants. The responses ranged from the demand cash money to the demands of four wheelers. the right to life contained in Article 21. Factors like legal rights of the victims and how the courts treat complaints of domestic violence were also explained in the lecture. Jaipur. the presentation included information on how law is helpful. After the tea break a folk song was sung by the participants and trainer (“desh me gar aurate…….. Moreover. Additionally it was highlighted that a rape victim should keep in mind that they don’t take bath and wash their clothes before medical examination. A flex and posters related to DVA and duties of the protection officers was used in the Jaipur training to facilitate understanding of the participants. In the Jaipur training the participants were also shown an episode of the “Bol Basanto” series focused on the valid and voidable marriage. Also the lecture reinforced the fact that rape is a crime against basic human rights and it also violates the victim‟s most cherished of the fundamental right. Session 7 was followed by a tea break. If the police wants to arrest a woman during this period. it has to first obtain prior permission of Judicial Magistrate of the First Class. The lecture also included the definition of rape as mentioned in the law. in the Jaipur training. and the arrest can only be made by a woman police officer. Sumati Dave. Session -9 Subject: Marriage Act Methodology: Lecture and PPT presentation During this session the participants were informed about the Hindu Marriage Act . Session-10 Subject: Dowry Prohibition Act Methodology: warm-up. lecture and PPT presentation This session started with a warm-up session where the participants were asked the first thing that came to their minds about dowry. under the Code of Criminal Procedure was also explained in this session. member of the Free Legal Aid Committee. She as expounded the produre of availing free legal aid services and other issues associated with the subject.

The lecture also included information on the restrictions the Muslim personal law places on the extent of property that can be given away by will. UNDP. Swati from UNDP was present during this session in the Jodhpur training. DAY 2 Session-11 Subject: Vishakha guideline against sexual harassment at work place Methodology: Lecture and PPT presentation The lecture was focused on sexual harassment. This session was concluded with the songs like“le mashale chal pade hain” (in the Jodhpur training) to encourage the participants. She then went on to explain the concept of free legal aid and how to . The lecture also explained its legal repercussions. the name of the story was “Konsa Ghar?”. Ms. Kanta Singh.In the subsequent lecture the trainer used the preceding discussion to explain the concept of dowry. She asked the participants if they were aware why the workshop was being conducted. In the Jodhpur training. She also clarified some of the issues the participants had and addressed their queries. what it does and doesn‟t („mahr‟) include and the idea of „stridhan‟. and how the bill defines a domestic worker and other issues associated with it like complaint‟s committee. and if they had ever heard about legal services authority. Later the participants were asked question regarding the story. Swati also explained why economic independence is imperative for the empowerment of women. In the Jodhpur training. the responses were found to be satisfactory. also shared important information related to the Property Right of Women. lecture and PPT presentation. what it included. This was followed by a lecture a woman‟s right to property. and why it is important for them to know about women friendly laws. the law governing the property rights of women (the Hindu Succession Act 1956). Swati asked the participants if they knew anyone who can‟t get legal help because of low economic conditions. PPT presentation This session started with a story telling exercise. Ms. Session-13 Subject: Free legal Advice Methodology: warm up . In the Jaipur training Mrs. Session-12 Subject: Property right of women Methodology: Story telling.

They also said that the subject of the case study could have been happy with her husband and would not have lost her child if she had been married at 18 years of age.laws. My health was very poor so my husband sent me to my village. 5 of the participants (out of a total of 50)in the Jodhpur training and also some in the Jaipur training as well as 3 AWWs present in the jodhpur training were married in their childhood. Session -14 Subject: Child Marriage Prohibition Act. for example who is responsible for child marriage? What would the situation have been like if the subject of the case study had been married at the age of 18 years instead of 11 years? And what can be done to prevent child marriage? Etc. Moreover. I wanted to study but my family‟s economic condition did not allow me to do so. Then they were asked to read a case study after which they were asked questions concerning the same. She also cautioned the participants to always have two copies of the written complaint form and also told the participants that they should be aware of the local legal service authority. The story of one of the AWWs is as follows: “when I was 8 year old I got married. I worked all the day. . There I was alone with my little baby.2006 Methodology: Case study. they said that their opinions were not considered in the matter of their own marriage also they were forced to discontinue their education after marriage. their economic condition was better than my family‟s. Gradually I expanded my work and started studying again with the help of a woman from my village (Pracheta). At the age of 13 years I gave birth to a girl. The responses of the participants suggested that they believe child marriage to be a concern. my husband was living in Mumbai at the time.access it. I started doing „fol picco‟ work for money. The discussion also brought out the fact even after knowing what child marriage is and the problems related to the practice. quiz/song At the beginning of this session the participants were questioned regarding their knowledge about child marriage. lecture and PPT presentation. After 2 year my in laws sent me to Mumbai. AWW Baap (Jodhpur) This was followed by a lecture on the Child Marriage Prohibition Act 2006. Because of her help today I am the Aganwadi worker of my village. She helped me a lot. While recounting their experiences they said that they were married at a very young age when they did not know what child marriage is. The money was enough for taking care of my child. and my daughter is studying in class 12th Science stream” Chandrakala. The lecture defined child marriage and also laid out how the law punishes the people who practice it. After a year I went to my in.

15 Subject: Child Rights Methodology: Brain storming. Deputy Director. Also the lecture explains the legal treatment of complaints under this act. lecture and PPT presentation. The lecture also focused on the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act. The lecture informed the participants on how the law deals with crimes related to prostitution and how to report cases to the authority. Satyendra Singh. This was followed by a lecture on the child rights lidted below:  Right to live  Right to Development  Right to Protection  Right to Participation The lecture also included information on the Child Labour Act. shiksha. This session was concluded with slogans like: “ Baal vivaah kaise nadaani Jeeven bhar aankho me pani” « Baal vivaah k pher mai Pandit nai jail mai” Session.16 Subject: Right to free and compulsory Education Methodology: Lecture and ppt presentation Mr. Jaipur was present as the . maan or pyar” Session. This session was concluded with the following slogan: “Ham bacho ka h adhikar Sehat. Sarwa Siksha Abhiyaan. case study The session started with a song “ mai tumko viswas du…”. how child employment and conditions of employment are defined under the act.The lecture also informed the participants how to lodge complaints against child marriage and how to get it annulled.

where can a person go to lodge a complaint?.”. This was followed by a lecture on RTI. Adult members of a rural household. Furthermore. In the Jaipur training. practicing of filling up the RTI form The session commenced with the songs like ”ab toh janta ne pakadi hai satta ki lagam…. willing to do unskilled manual work. She then went on to explain that rights and duties go hand in hand so we should cautious about both our rights as well as our duties. Moreover. lecture and PPT presentation. Session. After addressing the participants she organized a game based on rights and duties. Vinita. she motivated the girls to make full use of the opportunities that come their way in order to progress. Project Officer. The lecture explained the act. the lecture emphasized the responsibility of the parents and other community members to enroll the children in schools. WCD. Mrs. The lecture included information on the right and its implication for different levels of education. are required to make registration in writing or orally to the local Gram Panchayat. The lecture also explained what a „Job Card‟ is and how it can be obtained and used. Jaipur was also present in this session. Also mentioned was the fact that the people below the poverty line can exercise this right without any fees if they can provide a certificate to prove ther BPL status. Ranjana. Jaipur. who was also present in the Jaipur training. Also it was mentioned that the payment is not made in cash but the wages are paid into the worker‟s bank account. the lecture also pointed out that the right to education may also include the right to freedom of education. when and how it can be used. She also expounded the importance of education for self development.. Mrs. during the discussion following the lecture a participant wanted to know that if the „Tahsildar‟ and „Patwari‟ deny to sign the income certificate. WCD. which is also recognized as a human right. questioned the participants on their rights.”. Consultant. Moreover. it was also explained the right encompasses the obligation of elimination of discrimination. Kanta Singh thanked the participants for participating in the training and encouraged them to share the information gained from the training with their peers and other members of the community.resource person during the Jaipur training. In the Jodhpur training.18 Subject: MNREGA (Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme) Methodology: Lecture and PPT presentation The lecture expounded the importance and various aspects of the MNREGA. its importance. This session consisted of a lecture on the Right to free and compulsory education 2009. The subsequent activity was based on a practice exercise to fill the RTI form The session was concluded with the song “mere sapno ko jan ne ka haq re…. Ms. Session-17 Subject: Right to Information Act 2005 Methodology: Case study. Session – 19 Subject: Special Welfare Scheme For SC/ST . It also mentioned the minimum wage under the law. She encouraged the participants to dream big and work hard to achieve their dreams.

Information from various departments was collected and exhibited using photographs. Also a recall session was organized to improve the participants understanding. Evening Session: The participants and trainers played „antakshari‟ to relax. She also encouraged the participants to do their bit to bring about a change in the society as even small measures can lead to big outcomes like a glass of milk when added to a lake has the power to change the colour of . Another was a case on child marriage. Following this a movie. Next the participants went to the Women Commission. flipcharts etc to help facilitate the learning process. The lecture included information regarding the procedure of availing benefits of these schemes. when and what they will do after receiving this training. where maintainance was asked. Exposure Visits: The rest of the day was reserved for visits to different departments such as the State legal service authority. One of them was a divorce case. where Devendra Joshi.Methodology: Lecture and PPT presentation. the exercise turned out to be fruitful. They were also asked to explain how they will mobilize the community. Participants were asked to make a work plan of where . posters. the lecture included information on the three schemes.” DAY 3 The last day of the trainings started with an exhibition on all the issues addressed during the training programme. Session. Judge was hearing the cases. Furthermore. and the facilities provided under these schemes. Mrs. family counseling center and family court. where they were addressed by the Chairperson. and physically challenged people. widow pension. women police station. who explained the working of the women commission and told the participants about the help line run by the commission. “Bol basanto”. schemes for economic development and schemes for social upliftment and protection. The different groups worked on these plans and presented them the next day. The lecture elucidated the different special welfare schemes run for the benefit of the SC/ST community. namely schemes for educational development. This session was based on a lecture on the social security schemes for old age pension. was shown to the participants.21 Subject: Work plan and presentation Methodology: group work All the participants were divide into groups according to their blocks make the group work exercises easier and to save time. Session-20 Subject: Social Security Schemes Methodology: Lecture and PPT presentation. Lad Kumari Jain. JAIPUR: The first destination in the exposure programme was Family Court.

Mr. Ratnu and Second Officer. they also showed interest in discussing about the welfare schemes during Gram Panchayat meeting to help the poor and deprived people avail the benefits provided by these schemes. They also told the participants that it is not necessary for the victim to register the case. S. Moreover.. Dr. Premlata (Pracheta) notified the participants that vocational training had already been planned for Sabla girls and will be conducted soon. who told them about free legal aid and main provisions of women related laws. The key points that came across in the different work plans were that the participants wanted to share their learnings in Gram Panchayat meeting. Ranjana (Jaipur) explained the importance of building self confidenceto lead a successful life. The next stop in the exposure visit was Mahila Police Station. The exposure ended with a visit to the Mahila Suraksha Kendra. Another chief magistrate Mr. they also wanted to attend similar trainings in the future. Dr.the whole lake. She also addressed some of the issues discussed during the training programme. The next destination in the exposure trip was Mahila police station. A few of the participants had seen a court for the first time. rallies and songs were suggested to spread awareness about various issue in the community. Bina Singh. anyone can report the case. poster making. Then all the participants. Jodhpur). Following the work plan exercise Dr. Also. Furthermore. After this the participants met Bharti Chaturvedi. namely legal literacy. They also planned to discuss the issue of prohibition of domestic violence against women in Mahila group meetings. trainers and Ms. Mukesh told the participants about the Domestic violence act. where the station . Suryaprakash. who told then about the process of registration of cases and how they are dealt with. She also presented the participants with certificates of participation. Moreover. She then informed the participants about the planned introduction of „Judo‟ training for the SABLA girls and the launch of SABLA website in October. where counseling on cases takes place. The chief justice Mr. Swati (UNDP) visited the district legal service authority. Ranjana talked about the importance of the relationship between our rights and duties. (programme officer. JODHPUR: The participants started the day with a prayer. Lawyer. they talked on various sections of the CRPC and IPC. Banwari Lal Sharma (district legal service authority) told them about the 3 majot programmes running under DLSA. legal help and public court. exercises like slogan writing. and Dr. This was followed by the presentations of work plans by the group leaders of their specific groups. also they decided to meet once every month at their Anganwadi centres. Next a post test was conducted to analyze the difference between the pre and post training knowledge of the participants. where the participants interacted with the Thana Incharge. M. They also planned to disseminate the information acquired during the training in their schools through special cultural activities and other functions. the participants wished to hold discussion with other adolescents in their village to share their learnings.

incharge. So it is recommended to cover the costs involved in the project budget. certificates of participation were given to the participants by Ms Khurshida Khan (CDPO). One time training is not sufficient. DWCD is requested to send SABLA girls from one block at a time so that the training can remain focused. In the extended training program for 5 days. 2. Two reorientation cycles of 2 -days each at an interval of 6 months would help in internalization of the knowledge. It must be given maximum importance. The dissemination and use of resource book and relevant information must be followed up and facilitated by the DWCD. Mukta talked to them on issues like lodging an FIR and also addressed their queries. Next the participants visited the family counseling center and family court. Ms. the social environment and intricacies associated with providing the training. At least 5 days are required the cover the whole curriculum to ensure a better understanding among the participants. After the visits the participants came back to the training campus. we would like to make the following recommendation to improve the paralegal training programme in order to make it more effective:   The Sabla girls were accompanied by either AWW or ASHA Sahyogini. . Exposure of referral services is a strong part of the training program. Thereafter. For a residential training program to be effective the training should be carried out at some distance from the block so that the temptation of running away to their homes is minimized. We request DWCD to nominate the Sabla girls who:            Are between 15 to 18 years in age Are willing to stay all 3 days Have a level of understanding and potential for dissemination of the learnings ( sufficient reading and writing skills). the exposure trip should be planned for day 3 or 4 so that the functioning of the referral services can be discussed and understood in detail. RECOMMENDATIONS: Based on the observations made during the course of the training. understanding and actual execution of the legal literacy program. inferences drawn from the pre-test post test responses and practicalities associated with the lives of the SABLA girl. It would be useful to select SABLAs whose parents are willing and school commitments do not prevent them from full participation. DWCD is requested to inform the grass root staff well in time so that the selection of the SABLA girls for such a training is appropriate.

It is strongly recommended that the WCD (GoR) organizes paralegal training programs for all SABLA girls in the state using the methodology. . modules and materials developed in pilot project.  The pilot project on paralegal training of SABLA girls amply demonstrated that it needs to be replicated and up-scaled for better equipping SABLA girls for leadership and community empowerment.