February 10, 2013

An appeal from MAVA

ASenguptaMen Against Violence Association (MAVA) is doing important stuff. They're working with young men in India to sensitise them on gender violence. For the last few weeks, we've all been going on about sexual violence and many of us are feeling angry, helpless, distraught. Many of us don't know how to get involved. One way, I think, is to help those who are already doing work in this area. Here is an appeal from MAVA: vote for their entry in an international competition and help them get some extra funds for their work. An excerpt:
Men Against Violence & Abuse (MAVA), a social organization in India working to stop and prevent violence against girls / women by  involving men, has entered into an International On-line Competition run by Fetzer Institute, US on their website www.tellusworld.orgThis website has invited voluntary organizations to share their stories on how they are promoting love and forgiveness in the communities they serve. All entries received will be open for public voting and the entry getting maximum votes will win $5000 just for being the MOST LOVED! We are hereby appealing you to vote for our entry. For voting, please go to the website www.tellusworld.organd click on the picture of the globe that says GLOBAL GALLERY. That will take you to the whole list of entries.  There is a search window that will allow you to find MAVA's entry easily. Voters will NOT have to create any user account to vote. You can cast your vote just by clicking a graphic "button" that will be placed on entry of Men Against Violence and Abuse that says  "LOVE IT!"  The voting will open on Valentine Day February 14, 2013  (12:01 a.m. EST) and will be closed on February 28, 2013, midnight EST. Remember, there will be One Computer - One Vote only.
It's a worthy cause and it takes nothing. Do help!  

About: Anindita Sengupta

Anindita Sengupta is a 2013 IRP New Media Fellow and founder-editor of Ultra Violet. Her collection of poetry, City of Water, was published by Sahitya Akademi in 2010. Her work has appeared in several journals and anthologies including The Harper Collins Book of English Poetry (Harper Collins, 2012), The Yellow Nib Modern English Poetry by Indians (Queen’s University Belfast, 2012), Writing Love (Rupa, 2010) and Not A Muse (Haven Books, 2009). She has been a recipient of the Charles Wallace Writers Fellowship (2011), the Muse India Young Writer award (2012) and the Toto Award for Creative Writing (2008).

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