Hope in Life Foundation is engaged in several projects both at the local and global levels.
Project – End Bullying
This program is created for and offers value to elementary and middle school children. Bullying and domestic abuse are correlated. Research indicates that children who are exposed to violence at home either become bullies or victims of bullying. This project addresses the root cause of bullying and offers solutions.
Project – Safe Campuses
Projects under this category are run on campuses. Students and their families are educated on Title IX. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.
The Title IX regulation describes the conduct that violates Title IX. Examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include sexual harassment, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, and discrimination based on pregnancy. To enforce Title IX, the U.S. Department of Education maintains an Office for Civil Rights, with headquarters in Washington, DC and 12 offices across the United States.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. Title IX and Sex Discrimination.
Project – Empower Me (Prison work in India and USA)
Projects in this category are geared towards empowerment of women in prison. The organization has collaboratively delivered 3 projects in India. Read more at https://shurukolkatadotorg.wordpress.com. The projects help with catharsis and self development in addition to giving inmates artistic skills they may use in the future upon release.
Project – Cities for CEDAW
UNA-USA-Orange County Chapter nominated Hope in Life Foundation to bring United Nations Convention to Eliminate all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in Cities of the County. Cities for CEDAW is a campaign to implement a CEDAW ordinance in 100 or more cities at the municipal level by 2016.
The Cities for CEDAW Campaign has been divided into three phases:
Phase I – Invite collaborative NGO’s with offices in several cities in the United States.
Phase II – Develop and secure funds to support grass roots efforts and provide tools and materials proven to be effective to all Cities for CEDAW advocates.
Phase III – Conduct action oriented webinars and share models that have been successful. And work together – NGO/CSW – WIN – DOSW and all participating NGOs and cities to gain CEDAW implementation.
Project – Interfaith
The organization works with various religious communities and interfaith groups to establish peace and harmony via dialog, healing circles and prayers.