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Grassroots Comics Campaigns are not usual campaigns organized by NGOs. These campaigns begin when a group of people starts drawing comics on a particular issue.
Running campaigns by using comics as a medium is a new concept.

Generally, bringing in people’s participation is the biggest challenge faced in mainstream campaigns using other media. Generally, the materials used in a mainstream campaign are prepared by professionals with the help of good artists and writers sitting in other cities. The material produced will often lack a local touch, local language and local culture. This problem can be solved if the campaign creations are prepared by local people themselves. Also, the people who prepare the campaign material usually get help from their family, friends and colleagues.


Grassroots comics help local people to bring forward their own issues and experiences by framing them in a visual story. Once the technique of making comics is understood by people, then they can prepare comics on almost any issue in a very short time. The power of being able to share their views to other people fills them with enthusiasm.

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Girl Child Right -Aapni Dikri Ro Haq
Child Right and PedophiliaGoenkar Campaign
Corporal Punishment- Chadi Ke Lagal Hathkadi
Children's Participation in Local Governance - Ab Shasan Humro Hoi 

Aapni Dikri Ro Haq Campaign, Rajasthan

This campaign began in 2005 in Barmer District of Western Rajasthan on the issue of Girl Child Rights. The ratio of female population in comparison to the male is very low in this belt of Rajasthan due to female foeticide and infanticide. The Purdah system, child marriage and not sending girls to school are the other common problems existing there. In contribution to bringing about a change to the existing situation, a series of grassroots comics workshops were conducted in Barmer District.


More than 300 wallposter comics were prepared by children and youths on these issues, and distributed among people, and discussions were generated. A selection of these wallposters was circulated in more than a hundred villages with the help of a motorbike rally. Meetings were held, slogans raised and this gave way to serious debates. People took oaths of not killing female children and committed themselves in bringing about change to the situation. Barmer Comics Manch, a local initiative, now continues with the campaign.

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Goenkar Changemaker Campaign, Goa

Tourism is increasingly becoming important as a livelihood for the common
people of Goa. But the tourism industry has also brought along some negativities. A large number of children works in shops, hotels and beaches here, and many are subjected to sexual abuse by tourists. These children belong mostly to the migrant groups who come for labour work in Goa.

In 2006, a campaign was initiated to spread awareness about the problems among the local people and bring about a will to change the situation. More than 200 students from four colleges of Goa prepared comics on these issues and distributed them among the people. Local government department for Child and Women Welfare helped to exhibit these comics in more than 60 villages. The students formed a group “Goenkar Changemakers” and organized a series of comics workshops together with various local organizations

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Chadi Ke Laagal Hathkadi Campaign, Uttar Pradesh

This campaign began against corporal punishment that is meted out to children in schools and homes. It started in Maharajganj district near the Nepal border area in Uttar Pradesh in the year 2008. Here 18 members of the local group “Babu Bahini Manch” of Village Planning Centre were trained as comics trainers. Later, these new trainers conducted comics workshops in their own villages. The series of workshops continued for many months and hundreds of comics were created “against the stick”.

The comics were published in the form of wall posters, postcards, stickers, and small booklets. Local Bhojpuri singers composed new songs using the stories shown in these comics and a holistic people’s campaign emerged. The comics were distributed in schools and villages in the midst of rallies, songs and slogans. Many people took pledges with light in their hands and advocated against corporal punishment and signed on oath-banners. Comics are still being created in Maharajganj District and “Babu Bahini Manch” plays the role of a vigilant over corporal punishment.

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This Work That Work During class the teacher thought that he did not feel like teaching. He sends a student to get him beetle and tobacco. After relishing it, he sends the boy to fetch water for him. The next day when the children were playing the teacher scolded them and put them into work to clean up the school. After few days, the teacher asks the boy to keep his food in his house. The boy refused, telling the teacher that he had to study since his exams were round the corner. On getting less marks in examination, the teacher thrashes the boy telling him that if he would have studied this would not have been the result. And at home, the boy is beaten up the mother because of the poor result. Story and Art By Abhinesh Sing
2007 Bihar Workshop organised in collaboration with fishermen community of Bhagalpur, Bihar. Workshop conducted by Rahul. .
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What Is This Punishment A villager told a man that Gopal hit his sons a lot. The man exclaimed and told him that it was Corporal Punishment. He explains that any physical punishment given to children is corporal punishment. This is what happens in schools and homes. In many states it has been banned. And under Child Rights provision it is even a crime. The villager then told the man that then in this case everyone should be told about this. And this is why, this Campaign is taking place in our area. “No more punishment, handcuffs to the rod”
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Punishment Only Punishment Once a grandfather told the children to study hard in school and follow the teacher’s instructions very carefully. On this, the children complained that The teacher teaches less and punishes the students more. The teacher sends the children for his personal errands. He makes them stand on the bench and still the boy’s legs were hurting. Another girl complained that not only in school but even at home the mother burns her hand. The mother beat up the daughter. The father hits with a broom. The grandfather realizes that it is corporal punishment and that they need to do something about it. Story and Art By Ishwar Madi Tripathi
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Pratibha Pratibha dreamt of becoming an officer. She scored more marks than his brother in school examination. The father allows the son to go to the city for higher education. Pratibha asked the father to send her to city as well to pursue her education. Despite her repeated requests the father dismisses her argument and thrashes her for arguing with the father. Her mother locks her in a dark room. Pratibha wonders if being a woman she had no right to study. Story and Art By Nitesh Shukla
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Pony Tail A girl asks the mother to make his pony tail before going to school. The mother refuses telling her that now she was grown up and that she should do her work herself and to also help the mother at home. The next day the girl is doesn’t find time to make two pony tails. She thinks that how it matters it she can’t make two pony tails, after all she is only interested in studies. And in school, the teacher points out the girl and pulls her hair accusing her of being fashionable to school. The teacher then took a pair of scissors and cut the girl’s hair. Story and Art By Rajni/div>
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Teacher’ Coaching Ramesh used to go to school everyday but didn’t take any coaching. The school teacher thrashes the boy because he didn’t take the teachers coaching. His friends also suggested him to take the coaching to avoid teacher’s wrath. But Ramesh told that he understands everything so why should he take the coaching. The next day the boy complains to the Head Master of the school. The Head Master takes up the case and the teacher is made to close his coaching classes.
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Teacher’ Coaching Ramesh used to go to school everyday but didn’t take any coaching. The school teacher thrashes the boy because he didn’t take the teachers coaching. His friends also suggested him to take the coaching to avoid teacher’s wrath. But Ramesh told that he understands everything so why should he take the coaching. The next day the boy complains to the Head Master of the school. The Head Master takes up the case and the teacher is made to close his coaching classes.
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Ab Shasan Humro Hoi

This grassroots comics campaign on children's participation in local governance was organised in December 2009 by World Comics India in collaboration with Adithi-Plan. As part of Ab Shasan Humro Hoi, children produced more than 300 comics on various issues, such as clean water, the environment, road construction, child marriage, etc., and distributed them in villages, slums, and in the town of Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India. By taking their visual stories to the streets, the children sought to rally for their rights - reaching out to local governance (ward members, the village Mukhiya, the Sarpanch - democratically elected head of a village level statutory institution of local self-government called the Gram (village) Panchayat - and to schoolteachers and parents.

After viewing and discussing with children on the comics they produced as part of Ab Shasan Humro Hoi. The Village Head sanctioned 2 hand pumps when children reported a water scarcity problem in school and village. Rinku a student of Class 8 was quite angry at the garbage lying next to her classroom. She drew a comic and sent it to her ward member and soon the school compound was cleaned. Thus Grassroots Comics is a revolution, it’s a welcome change keeping behind the conventional communication tool to reach out to masses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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