The National Council of Women Leaders ( NCWL) in collaboration with Dalit Human Rights Defenders Network (DHRDnet) and Manuski, organized two days Maharashtra State Convention in Pune, Maharashtra, and brought together members who are activists, teachers, academicians, politicians, lawyers and representatives of CSOs working to end Gender Based Violence against women and girls from Marginalized communities across the State of Maharashtra. The two days state convention brought together women leaders from Pune, Ahmednagar, Beed, Latur, Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Jalgaon, Solapur, Dhule, Nandurbar, Amaravati, Mumbai, Chandrapur, Nagpur, Gadchiroli and Washim, who are working to end Gender Based violence against women and girls from marginalised communities discriminated by caste, tribe or religion.
The OBJECTIVES of the workshop were listed below:
a. To discuss and strategise on the issues of Marginalised women and girls in Maharashtra.
b. To share the experiences of women leaders working at the grassroots level and also the challenges they face while working with different groups.
c. To discuss the formation of a strong coalition of women leaders across Maharashtra that can raise critical issues affecting women and young girls.
d. To chalk out collectively, a plan of action that will focus on developing effective mechanisms and strategies to address inequality, injustice and violence against marginalised women and girls.