About Alor Disha
After engaging in intense interaction with the community members, Jeevika has realised that most of them live a life of oppression coupled with violence in their day to day life. Most of them do not have access to financial resources or have information of livelihood opportunities. Women have to face violence in almost all forms either at their homes or from outside. In such a scenario, Alor Disha (direction towards light) the volunteer forum of Jeevika consisting of community women has been formed in 2002 and has stepped in to provide rehabilitative support in terms of legal and mental aid to the survivors/victims of violence.
About Alor Barta
In the course of its work, and along with increasing incidents and reports of violence, Jeevika has realised the importance of preventive mechanisms to understand the root causes of the ever increasing incidents of VAWG and also to deal with the same. Therefore, the volunteer forum Alor Barta (message towards light) consisting of community women and girls has been formed in 2011 which delve into the root causes of violence. In its course of delving into the root causes of VAWG, it has come forward that incidents of child marriage and elopement of young girls are crucial problems which abound in the operational area, and it is also a pivotal reason for most of the violence perpetuated in the community.Volunteers are involved in the campaign to end early and forced marriage of girls, promoting their eductaion.