The ‘CPAN’ helps to overcome many odds of socio-cultural and economic hierarchies without fear, intimidation or coercion while expressing their views and emerge as ‘Organized-United Strength with Confidence’ who join hands and garner necessary supports within the communities, take part in the decision-making process, monitor and accelerate the development activities with accountability.
In reality, the goals of this process are to ensure the ‘Decision-making Power’ remains with the newly empowered citizens as dynamic leaders and develop resilient communities over time.
to raise and empower collectives of citizens who would be able to resolve many of their challenges by themselves locally…and all the efforts must result in lasting peace which would ultimately sustain the development outcomes. In fact, the adolescent girls we’ve been working with and empowered through ‘CPAN’s leadership development curriculum, are now their opinions are respected in their families and family peace is restored, and that gives them the leverage to determine their age of marriage, family size, choosing a profession and can provide better care for their progeny.
The Socio-Cultural Norms and Institutions that govern the communities are responsible for discriminations against girls of their legitimate rights… causing early marriage, family violence etc force them to unsafe economic migration that often ends-up in human trafficking in person. And that’s where ‘CPAN’ plays a major role of working along with the leaders of community-based institutes and collectives of the victims to create an ‘enabling-conducive condition’ and garner collective support to reform these ‘Norms & Precepts’ towards resolving these challenges without being biased and antagonizing anyone leading to lasting peace, and that can never be resolved by enforcing laws alone. For example, in a situation where the citizens are overwhelmed with illiteracy, ignorance and patriarchal authority over families, say, ‘child marriage, rights over ancestral property by the married daughter’ etc. The people must be made to understand and accept laws as the foundation for rights, peace and tranquillity, and that’s where the need of mass mobilization comes in.