Welcome to Praajak

DIRECTOR’S NOTE

I was working with an HIV/AIDS Prevention program for two years before I formed Praajak. I soon realised that gender was the root cause of disempowerment for not just women but for men as well. Stigma and discrimination were merely the visible manifestations. I felt that intense work was required to be done with the boys and young men in the society to change the prevailing patriarchal values in our society. Hence my conscious decision to work with the children especially boys to change their value system right from their early years. I also learnt that gender discrimination is not just discriminating men against women. We say that gender is a cultural social construct, then it is imperative to take gender away from just the biology and look at other gender constructions as well.
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