The main aim of this program is to protect women from being affected from Domestic Violence, to make ways to obtain legal advice, to obtain Medical help, to know the Sections handling Domestic violence, to stop drug addiction, males should be provided the appropriate advice, to stop the following like Sexual harassment, Mercy killing, Kidnapping of female child and the Murders based on dowry.
ADECOM Network, Maitri Network, and Kootukkural Theatre Movement all are 3-day van preaching combined and inaugurated this conceptual program at villianur. This van preaching took place totally for 3 days from 26th to 28th of December 2013.On that occasion ADECOM’s director Ms.Lalidamballe, insisted that the females, in this day –to-day life, were not given full freedom to move in their families and they were also not allowed to participate freely in the society. Domestic Violence against women is not only a crime affecting emotions; it is also against their health. It plays a hindrance to Equality, Prosperity, Safety and Peace. Ms.Lalidamballe gave a speech on these following concepts: Violence created by the male community, husbands (in family), occur in the houses, families, and by their relatives.
Chair Person of Pondicherry Central social adversary Board Mrs.Revathy Pargunan, hoisted the flag and initiated this van preaching. Mr.Thandapani clearly spoke about the problems that the women are facing in their daily lives. Mr.Elumalai spoke that, the various problems inflicted to women, include all castes, society and women have been facing these over a long span of years and they also occur culture-wise. Mr.Rajan spoke, that the laws should be created to meet the violence against women and for the welfare of the affected women. Women have been affected by these problems and these occur on a repetitive note. Women face various problems in their work place, public place, and in their families. He also insisted that these problems should be solved on a quick basis. Mr.Perumal, Mr. Kaliamoorthy congratulated that this van preaching should be done as a successful journey. By this van preaching, problems that women face were displayed in the form of Theatres, Songs and Conversations. This preaching followed in the villages in and around Villianur Commune (province).
With the help of kootukural theatre Movement, by the presidency of Mrs.Manjula, ”kalyanakacheri” theatre was performed to focus the early marriages of females, in a village in Koodapakkam on 24th of November 2013 . In this theatre, the subject was made in order to; expose dowry violence, problems caused by drunkards in the society. The main aim of this theatre performance was to bring out Domestic violence problems, alcohol related problems into notice and to indicate that, the females were forced into early marriages, starting right from their childhood days onwards. Everyone appreciated after seeing the display done in these programs. They also applauded saying that, they really felt happy. The theatre group distributed notice, poster and handbills about the domestic violence. Songs were also sung. Theatres were outplayed in a good manner.Mr.Ambethkar organized this program and made this theatre to happen in Koodapakkam on a well note. Around 300 people from this village looked at this program.
The theatre workshop organized for youth at Kootukkural Office from 20th of November to 24th of November 2013. The main aims of this workshop are youth learning to perform in theatre, to understand about the domestic violence issues, and to make those issues popularized in the villages. Training were given for Theatre, song, Kombu dance, Kumi , paraiattam for a Hard core campaign. And preaching based on Domestic Violence from 25th till 10th December 2013.
This workshop, Mr.Kalaivendan taught nearly 7 songs with the base of violence against women particularly women equality. Mr.Elumalai taught a theatre based on the title”kalayana kacheri”, which deals with the dowry harassments that a woman faces after marriage. Mr.Kanthavel taught them a theatre based on the title”antha Nallu per”, dealing on the issue of child marriage and alcohol related problems. Training for these 2 theatre performances and Song sessions were continuously given for 5 days. Physical exercise activities were given before starting the theatre training sessions. Then Mr.Elumalai gave a specific training for these following talents like, Smiling, Crying, and voice flow. Then during this Theatre sessions: trainers, co-workers, Volunteers obtained a good knowledge out of these training sessions. During this training period, cool drinks, tea, lunch were provided. This theatre, song training sessions were given in such a way so as to create a brief awareness among people, indicating the faults like dowry harassments which they commit in their day –to-day lives.