Nazaria was a comic book narrating stories on crime against women weaved from the testimonies of inmates.
The comic book was based on stories as discussed by the inmates based on their real-life experiences. This was done to draw the attention of the readers and develop an understanding of the social issues on sexual assault-consent, rape, harassment, stalking, dowry, domestic violence, respecting genders and so on.
Through this comic book, the idea was to not only address the social evils prevailing in the society and the repercussions following the crime but also bring awareness and acceptance internally so that it would begin to respect in the inmate’s behavior and attitude both inside the prison and upon release. So in the future, they do not commit similar offenses and are also able to educate others around them.
Drishti was a step towards ensuring that every inmate who walked into the prison walked out with some form of educational skill/learning.
The vision behind this endeavor was that inmates who had basic pre-primary or primary education were further motivated and encouraged to refine their skills in areas such as cognitive, linguistic, analytical, and logical reasoning.
These short stories were specially designed keeping in mind the fact that the majority of the population inside the prison comprised of young adults, who would be capable of and open to broadening their horizons through the right persuasion.
To maximize our impact, we created stories that would encourage the inmates to refine their mathematical skills, their English, and their overall their thought process and their sense of reasoning (a mix of skill-based and value-based learning).