WISCOMP organized a three-day National Consultation on ‘Effective Intervention and Communication Strategies to Counter Violence Against Women’ on 28-30 November 2016, New Delhi. The Consultation brought together over 120 participants to review the work undertaken across multiple platforms by various actors including policymakers, police officers, academics, NGOs, youth groups, men’s collectives, women activists, creative artists, and media professionals towards changing attitudes and behavior on violence against women (following the Criminal Law Amendment Act 2013).
It mapped and assessed the impact of communication and intervention strategies to counter violence against women, foregrounding how issues around masculinities and femininities have been addressed. The first two days provided a platform for dialogue on best practices and lessons learnt at the national level, drawing also from regional and international experiences. On the third day of the Consultation, participants generated a set of recommendations for policymakers and practitioners in the government and civil society sectors on equality and the prevention of violence against women.