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16 Days of Activism
Against gender based violence

An annual international campaign that kicks off on Nov 25th the ‘International day for elimination of violence against women’ and ends on Dec 10th- ‘Human Rights Day’. This year, for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, Bembala collaborates with artists from diverse fields – art, music, sport, education, and more.

Come join the programs, engage with us online to learn more!

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When we think about safety or the lack of it in public places, we usually visualise a perpetrator and a victim. But there is another crucial player in this scenario - the bystander. Through the powerful format of ‘Forum Theatre’, we will explore the ‘Bystander Effect’ that would include the role a bystander can play, to ensure safety in public places

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As a woman, one is often conditioned to become her own enemy, habituated to belittling oneself to the extent of hesitating to acknowledge one's worth. Siri Gowri, a visual artist from Bangalore delves into the intricacies of her identity, examining the stark contrast between self-perception and society's gaze. She has manifested this through a series of self-portraits.

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Using movement to resonate with people's stories is Siya's passion. She works towards helping people find the same confidence and happiness that she does through dance and created a piece which is an ode to survivors of violence.

EVENTS

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RECENT EVENTS

BEMBALA AT PATEL LAW COLLEGE'S WOMENS' DAY CELEBRATIONS 2023

On March 8th, Bembala volunteers were at the Women’s Day celebrations of the Patel Group of Institutions, Bellandur. We were invited as guest speakers at the inauguration of their Grievance Redressal Cell (instituted for their students). With an interactive session on ‘Informed Consent’, our volunteers engaged young law and nursing students along with their faculty.

APSA INVITES BEMBALA TO ITS CELEBRATIONS FOR WOMENS' DAY 2023

Also as part of the International Women’s Day celebrations for this year, APSA hosted an event on March 18th, where Bembala volunteers, a representative from the Whitefield Police Station, SI Keerthi Laxmi, and an assistant professor of Gynecology from Vydehi Hospital, Dr. Samskriti, were all invited to speak to an audience of 250 women from the Whitefield neighborhood.   SI Keerthi Laxmi spoke about substance abuse and advised young mothers to keep a watch on their wards. The audience also got to hear about Bembala and its scope of work.

When it was Dr. Samskriti's turn, she explained to the women about the importance of using contraception and the safety issues surrounding it. She also talked about the need to take the Herpes vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, and explained the changes around menopause. When Bembala (Empathy and Support), Police (Protectors of Law and Order) and Doctors (Healers) came together on one platform to reach out to women from the local suburban area…. wonderful synergies happened!!

TRAINING

Volunteer Training: Bembala Foundation trains volunteers to be part of their support services, once every six months. The next training session will be announced shortly. Please write to us if you wish to be part of the crew.

External Training: We train other professionals such as teachers and trainers, who use the knowledge gained in their sessions to identify signs of abuse and neglect in their charges. To help your team understand the nuances of harassment, abuse and domestic violence, please write to us.

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EVENTS AND NEWS: Programs
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NEWSLETTERS

EVENTS AND NEWS: Features

JULY 2023

EVENTS AND NEWS: News

MEDIA COVERAGE

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WHITEFIELD RISES FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE

September 5, 2018

CONTACT BEMBALA FOUNDATION

Vydehi Center: 

5th Floor, Near ICU

Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre,

82 EPIP Area, Whitefield, Bangalore - 560 066.

Monday to Saturday

11am - 3pm

Phone No.: +91-80-43775561

 

Helpline: +91 99806 60548/ 1 800 103 9548

Monday to Saturday 

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