VIVIDHA in our mother tongue means “the one with a difference”.
Vividha is a women’s documentation and resource centre established in 1998. As the women’s movement in Rajasthan became more intense and broader-based in membership, the need for an information and resource centre became increasingly pressing. All good movements and campaigns need the support of a dynamic resource centre. With a constant flow of requests for data, references, literature, news clippings, updates on cases and case histories.
It is in this context some of the activists came together to initiate this resource centre. Vividha is a collective effort for critical and creative consultations on women’s and other contemporary relevant issues that affect women’s lives. It was formed of activists who had been assisting with investigations, legal aid, shelter and advocacy – its members are actively involved with other movements, campaigns of Rajasthan and they are actively writing and publishing to influence public opinion through the press and other media.
Aimed at improving focus on understanding the obstacles that inhibit women from realizing their developmental goals, while enhancing the abilities that will allow them to achieve measurable and sustainable results. We use gender audits as a tool to identify and analyze the factors that hinder efforts to mainstream gender disparity.
We ensure that justice is delivered to the women and girls & participate in many sexual abuse prevention committees Also called Internal/Local Complaints committees( ICC/LCC) across various departments/ Organisations of the state. The latest accomplishment was in the SC judgement received in favour of the law intern who was abused sexually. We were signatories to the Public Interest Litigation ( PIL) in the supreme court of India and thus an integral part of the Vishakha group for Women’s Education and Research (Rajasthan), to the landmark Vishakha Judgement for prevention of sexual harassment of women at their workplaces.
With a strong belief in spreading awareness about rights & duties we print & distribute newspapers called 'Ujala Chhadi' & 'Vividha Features' for the neo-literate women. We sincerely believe that educating and thus building a positive self-image of women will make a difference in society.
To achieve justice for victims we make collective efforts as part of the National and Regional networks. It's always a struggle to pressurize the government to enforce law and order in order to deliver justice to the struggling women and if needed get them to act in changing policies for women empowerment.
Baran is a remote primitive tribal area of East Rajasthan in Kota district of Rajasthan. Here we have set up a media Resource center. Where we have also conducted workshops for women from the villages in order to make them aware of their rights granted by the constitution.
Vividha is a women's documentation and resource centre established in 1998. As the women's movement in Rajasthan became more intense and broader based in membership, the need for an information and resource centre became increasingly pressing.