We invited media professionals for a conversation on our youth led initiative- Kadam Bhadate Chalo (KBC) to hear stories of violence and grit, of change and resistance from the areas we work in.
The objective of this round table was to begin the process of network building with media partners who form the backbone of a development driven media, where reportage is not sporadic, policy implementation is closely monitored and an attitudinal shift can be brought about. The end of normalization of violence against women starts with the right conversation. Media has the critical role to advocate and educate.
We the civil society organizations and the media can play a vital role in creating a safer space where stories of violence no longer remain in the shadows.
Development news should no longer be “soft news” was a running theme of the meet. Journalists from Hindustan Times, India News and DNA were present at the meet. “Women’s issue if not only women’s problem”, it can only be tackled if we look at it as everyone's problem.