HOW WE STARTED


VIDIA was the outcome of Ph. D research of the Founder, Dr. Ritu Juneja, that had focused on causes of Prevalence of female foeticide in India. The research which intensively studied the status of women in Indian society, led to the conclusion that violence against women in India, of which female foeticide was one manifestation, was the result devaluation of women by a traditional and patriarchal society. The patriarchal society makes men devalue women and the women’s sex stereotyped socialization or gender typing makes them devalue themselves. This leads to men unleashing all kinds of violence on women and women accepting this violence in silence and as their fate.

Hence VIDIA was started as a movement for awakening minds and changing mindsets. VIDIA believes that men and women have to change their attitudes and perception towards women hood. Towards this end VIDIA embarked on a mission to create gender sensitisation and redefining gender in India. Through its various activities and programmes it is aspiring to make Indian women Vibrant, Independent, Dauntless, Idealistic and Assertive.


OUR MISSION

Awakening Minds -Changing Mindsets -Redefining Gender Equations

To bring about a change in beliefs , perceptions, values, attitudes and mindsets of men and women towards women


OUR VISION

Establishing an egalitarian society by restoring to womanhood its equal status in humankind.

OUR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • Involving the men to end violence against women
  • Rehabilitating victims of violence through medical care, counselling, legal advocacy.
  • Setting up services for ensuring optimal and holistic growth of girl child- ( including the special needs individuals) –such as health centres, schools, vocational centres.
  • Encouraging information dissemination, research and documentation on women and girl child.
  • Networking with other organisations in the field.
  • Involving the men to end violence against women
  • Rehabilitating victims of violence through medical care, counselling, legal advocacy.
  • Setting up services for ensuring optimal and holistic growth of girl child- ( including the special needs individuals) –such as health centres, schools, vocational centres.
  • Encouraging information dissemination, research and documentation on women and girl child.
  • Networking with other organisations in the field.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

-- Gender Equality and Female Empowerment are fundamental for the realization of human rights and key to effective and sustainable development outcomes.
-- No society can develop successfully till there are gender disparities in access to, control over and benefits from resources, wealth, opportunities and services-political, economic, social and cultural
GOVERNING BODY OF MEMBERS

Sl. No.Name of MemberOccupationDesignation
1Dr. Ritu JunejaPsychological Counsellor and Gender ActivistFounder and President
2Ms. Shobha NayarEducationist and Social workerVice President
3Mrs. Indu MehraSocial WorkerSecretary
4Mrs. Sharda GalhotraRetired businesswomanTreasurer
5Mr. Rakesh JunejaIndustrialistFounder Member
6Rajeev MaikhuriSocial WorkerMember
7Jyoti ManchandaEntrepreneurMember
8Rishi AroraSoftware Professional and Corporate TrainerMember
9Dr. Gunita SinghDentistMember
10Achal KumarFree Lancer Media and advertisingMember
11Ramla AgggarwalEducationistMember
12Sangeeta DhawanInterior designerMember
13Shalini MehraEvent ManagementMember

CERTIFICATES

  • Registration Certificate
  • 12A Certificate
  • 80G Certificate