I had read many of Jagori’s studies in the past but I was thrilled to know that a Jagori representative would be at the ORF Conference on Women and Safe Cities yesterday. It is a delight to have organizations such as this is in Delhi – they are right on top of key issues facing women in India today, providing material and advocacy in a thorough, well-researched manner that pulls no punches. Among other things, they have conducted detailed safety audits looking at the exact impediments to women’s safety.
JAGORI means “awaken, women!” and their mission is to inform, inspire and empower. As they put it, their objectives are:
- Consciousness raising and awareness building on violence, health, education, development, and other issues critical for women´s individual and collective empowerment
- Production and distribution of creative material on feminist issues
- Dissemination of information and knowledge on feminist concerns to meet the needs of women´s groups, NGOs, and development organisations
- Advocacy on women´s rights and gender equality
I look forward to working with them on upcoming projects.