Bloggers join campaign against domestic violence

Bloggers join campaign against domestic violence

Bloggers join campaign against domestic violence

More than 150 bloggers in the City shared their stories of domestic violence and strained relationships in the ‘Bell Bajao’ campaign here on Sunday.

The Bell Bajao or Ring the Bell is a global campaign launched by Breakthrough, a global human rights organisation. The event saw staging of ‘Durga,’ an interactive play on domestic violence. The play facilitated discussions on gender and domestic violence.
The bloggers from the IndiBlogger.in pledged their ideas and developed new partnerships to raise their voices on women’s rights issues.

Speaking on the occasion, Sonali Khan, country director, Breakthrough, said Ring the Bell has become a clarion call urging men to take a stand against domestic violence. “Through partnerships with government agencies like the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the entertainment industry, the United Nations and community-based groups, Breakthrough has touched the lives of more than 240 million people across India,” she added. 

The organisation is working extensively in Karnataka, training women on gender rights, human rights and paralegal services. The Blogger meets serve as a novel step to spread ‘Ring the Bell’ message across India using the social media as a platform. It is also a step ahead in spreading the message to the interiors of Karnataka and to advocate for more effective implementation of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, Khan said.

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