Lucknow: As Dastak Manch undertakes a 16 day campaign to spread the word on feminism and greater respect for the fairer sex, students and youth recently joined hands to work on a graffiti i.e. wall painting with messages on walls at the roadside.
Notably since 25 November, ie, International Day Against Women Violence, an exhibition of posters, photos and poems called “Bol” is being run at Sheroes Café which is run by acid attack victims.
Along with this, the issue of gender equality and women empowerment is being raised through youth activities like signature campaigns, dialogues, open mic, film screenings with youth and visitors at the same venue. This campaign, run by Oxfam India, Dastak and Sheroes aims to strengthen the laws and rights of girls, such as dowry, security, education, health, etc., in order to increase the marriage age of girls by law.
A group of students from Lucknow University and Arts College made beautiful paintings in a crowded place near the new High Court and distributed awareness leaflets to the public.
Among the young turks were Shivanika, Pragya Pal, Hamna, Bariza, Priyanshi, Anshya, Vivek and Veena.
On behalf of the organizer board, Upasana Tripathi said that #Bol Exhibition and similar creative activities will continue till December 10, ie Human Rights Day.