Consent, love and relationships, gender-based violence, etc., and reflect on their own experiences. SELF Academy is actually an abbreviation of four themes: Sports, Expression, Leadership, and Freedom. A SELF participant from Jamshedpur said: “I never realised that I was discriminated against at home. But after coming to SELF, I found out that discrimination is everywhere. For example, my brother has his own mobile phone with internet access, But I can’t even touch his phone.
” Another participant, Rupam, fulfilled her dream of becoming a Image Manipulation Service football coach after participating in SELF, even though she has been mocked in the past for having short hair and even for playing football with boys Villagers rumoured that she "slept with the boys", but through training and training, she began to learn to take control of her own life. Power must also include leaders and marginalized For the effect of empowerment to quickly and effectively spread to more people, the empowerment of leaders is also indispensable. Therefore, CREA runs the "Feminist Leadership, Movement Building, and Rights Institute", which is specially set up for women workers of South Asian NGOs. Through courses and various activities, they can understand the context of South Asia. the gender, human rights and feminist movement.
A member of ActionAid India, an anti-poverty group in India, said after taking part in a training session that she never thought about a woman's right to decide whether to have sex or become pregnant, or even a wife's right to refuse to have sex with her husband. CREA flipped her mindset, and it also influenced her work in teenage service, and she now trains young girls to advocate for their rights. In addition, organizations related to reproductive health programs in India (such as Reach India) have also begun to think about issues such as gender inequality, body autonomy, and discrimination.