Internship @ ActionAid International, Bhopal: Case Analysis, Women Rights Research, No Stipend

Name- Priyanka Sharma

College- Law School, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Year of study– 5th semester.

Name of the organization– ActionAid International

City- Bhopal (Regional Office)

Duration of internship, no. of days/work timings

May 28th , 2014 to June 24th, 2014. From 9:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

ActionAid is an international organization, working with over 15 million people in 45 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice. Head office is in Johannesburg.

ActionAid India is an anti-poverty agency, working in India since 1972 with the poor people to end poverty and injustice together. In India, the organization works in 24 states and 1 union territory, in some of the most under-developed and inaccessible areas where the help is often last to reach, if at all, through 12 regional offices and 2 field offices.

To know more about ActionAid , please visit this website HERE.

FIELD OF WORK

This organization works basically for rights, particularly women rights, child rights, land rights and dalit rights. The work includes fact findings, field work and research oriented work.

WORK ASSIGNED TO ME

I selected women rights as my area of interest, so I was given some cases for analysis. I prepared a brief report on the rate of crime against women based on those cases, fact finding of some of the cases and data provided by the organization.

I also worked on the project of “one stop crisis centre – Gaurvi”, India’s first one stop crisis centre. I also submitted an analysis on the dowry prohibition act. I did research work for the book “Redefining the response to violence against women” published by ActionAid Association, Bhopal.

I learnt many things during my internship, for the purpose of reaearch I visited police headquarter, state human rights commission, women empowerment commission, women and child development centre and also the district court.

Working with the NGO and particularly with India’s first one stop crisis centre I  got an opportunity to work for the rights of women at the grassroot level.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Submit a CV along with the cover letter and a recommendation letter from the institution through email to the regional manager. Email id: [email protected]

ADDRESS:

ActionAid Association

E3/4B, 1st floor, Arera Colony,

Bhopal-462016.

Tel: +91 – 755- 4290208/4218561

Regional Manager- Ms. Sarika Sinha

ACCOMMODATION AND TRANSPORT

Bhopal, city of lakes is a beautiful city and capital city of Madhya Pradesh. There is no problem of accommodation. You can get hostels very easily in M.P Nagar and nearby areas. As, my brother reside there so I was staying in his house.

But you can get hostels with lodging and fooding facilities. Transport facility is very good. You can easily get public buses. Public transport in Bhopal is safe.

The buses run till 10:00 p.m. the nearest bus stop is 10.5 no. and Habibganj Naka that is near the Habibganj railway station. TR1 is the bus that moves throughout Bhopal. The thing is that you will have to find out the bus no. of your route.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The environment of the office is very nice, all the employees and interns were very good, co-operative, friendly, helpful. We all used to have our lunch together in the office. The lunch time is from 1:00pm to 2:00 pm. All the employees treated the interns very nicely.

There was environment we all used to participate in the discussion on the relevant topics. The interns were always welcomed to give their ideas and suggestions. They guided us in our work, criticized us in a healthy manner.

BEST THING

The best thing was that I learnt a lot there, I got an opportunity to work at the grass root level for women rights. Every member of the organization is incorporated with team-spirit. They were always ready to help us, guide us and were friendly with the interns.

STIPEND

No stipend.

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