About the program
India is home to 356 million youth, the world’s largest youth population. They are critical stakeholders in efforts to end violence against women and girls (VAWG). As current and future leaders, youth are the driving force for change, which can use their knowledge, power and passion to challenge negative attitudes, gender stereotypes and behaviour that set in early and lead to VAWG.
Kadam Badhate Chalo (KBC) is a youth-led programme to end VAWG, which works in 12 locations in seven states in India. It calls on young boys and girls to identify issues of VAWG in their communities and to collectively find solutions to them. In doing so, these young boys and girls turn into leaders, who influence their homes, communities, government, police, judiciary and other institutions to join them to bring about a change...