The Community Development Initiative works with urban poor households in Bhopal with a focus on Participatory Communication & Collective Action. Communities we work with include working children, women artisans, daily wage earners in the unorganized sector, out of school adolescent girls and young people.
Shakti is the adolescent girls empowerment program at Eka. Shakti is led by a team of youth facilitators who attempt to reach out to out of school girls and working girls in the basti and engage them in group processes.
Hunar is the Skills Training and Production Unit run by a group of women survivors of violence with support from Eka. Women are trained in tailoring skills and encouraged to take up production and earn a regular income.
The Community based Legal Aid Cell which receives cases of women, youth and children facing violence and abuse. Parwaaz runs a counseling support unit and has linkages with other units in the city which offer extended legal support in court cases, for medical treatment and mental health related interventions.
The Child Rights Resource Centres are a space for children from the poorest backgrounds to come together and engage with child-friendly facilitators around activities that interest them. The centre has some basic resources like publications, games, stationery, art & craft resources that help the children express themselves.
Access to Justice is a fundamental right as enshrined in the Indian Constitution. All citizens have the right to be treated equally and fairly before the law, get access to legal aid services, information and appropriate redressal.
Covid Voluntary Support
Through the Mazdoor Sahyog Kendra – A voluntary initiative of the Jan Sampark Samuh, Bhopal in which Eka was an active member providing Media & Communication support along with running and handling community kitchens management across old city.
We conceptualize and create a range of communication material including modules, publications, posters, audio-visuals, podcasts, websites, specialized course modules on media & communication, collaborative space design among others.