£1,217 raised at Beer, Cheer and Games!

Over 50 people joined Equal Community Foundation in London to raise awareness of violence against women and raise funds for ECF’s innovative work with men in India! We collected over £1,200, and everyone had a great night.

Thanks to everyone who attended and gave so generously, to our volunteers who made the event a great success, and to the staff at Glasshouse Stores who served good beer and food with a smile!

We missed our friends who were unable to attend. Fear not, you can still be part of the action and donate online here: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/ecf.

In particular, I would like to thanks those who donated prizes to the event including:

Flora BlackettOriginal print “Two’s Company” 

 Rebecca ViveashPro Photo Shoot for Family and friends;

Lettie BlackettOriginal pastel “You can cage the singer but not the song” 

 Sawday’s PublishingAlasdair Sawdays latest India travel guide 

Laura BengoughPersonal osteopathy consultation 

Bundle MaclarenBespoke ladies head piece for that special occasion from 

 L’entrcoteDinner for four including dinner, wine, and pudding.



Beer, Games and Cheer Tonight!

Hey, I hope that you can join Equal Community Foundation tonight, 14th September, for our first London Social at The Glasshouse Stores, 55 Brewer Street. W1f 9UJ. The event kicks off downstairs at 7pm for those who have an early thirst, and we’ll wrap up at 11pm. Raffle draw and prize giving will be held at 9:30pm.

You can follow details of the event here: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=120807464674855

It will be a great night out with a raffle and games for some great prizes including:

See you there and please do bring a friend!
Will Muir


Internship Opportunity for Female Students @ ECF

Position: Research Intern (Female)


No. of Positions: 6

The Research Intern will assist ECF’s Programme Development Manager on Outcome Analysis of Action for Equality programme. The intern will be required to interview program’s beneficiaries – women from low income communities in Pune.  

Location: Pune

Duration: 7 days (3rd or 4th Week of December)

Stipend: Rs. 5000 


Conduct key informant in-depth interviews with the beneficiaries of AfE programme

Develop transcripts for the interviews conducted

Identify and document change stories among participants of AfE program 

Write an article sharing your experience of working in the community


Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

Fluent in Marathi and English 

Proficient in Microsoft Office

Interested applicants could contact us by November 30, 2011. 

Contact information: 

Rupali Gupta, Programme Development Manager, Equal Community Foundation 

Email ID: rupali.gupta@ecf.org.in / Off. No.: 020 – 4002 42 69 


About Equal Community Foundation 

Equal Community Foundation seeks to create safe and fair communities for women by developing, implementing and advocating programmes that engage men. We seek to end all violence and discrimination against women by disrupting the patriarchal cycle that perpetuates male inequitable attitudes. We strive to nurture a new generation of men who are sincere and active advocates of each others’ and women’s Human and Civil Rights. 

Address: Equal Community Foundation, B9, Aashiyana Park, North Main Road, Koregaon Park, Pune – 411 001. Website: www.ecf.org.in 

About Action for Equality Programme

Action for Equality programme partners with existing community based organizations and places trained mentors into urban low-income communities to support adolescent male peer groups, aged 14-17 through a four-month, practical course on gender equality. Young men uncover the value of equality and through a process of studying and debating the taboo topics that underpin patriarchal society and the suppression of women they learn how to realize substantive change in the community.



Volunteer Opportunity: Photographer to cover AFE Action Events

With your photography skills, you can contribute to AFE Action Events where 200 men take action to address the issue of violence and discrimination against women in their communities.

These events will be held across 24 low-income communities in Pune and Mumbai from September 19 to 23 from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm

If you are interested, kindly email Rujuta Teredesai at rujuta.teredesai@ecf.org.in for further details. Also, include a link to the work you have done in the past.