Education
 India
Project #25284

Enhancement of the Status of Devdasi Girls

by NATIONAL SOCIAL SOCIETY

Summary

This project will be implemented for the adolescent girls who are newly introduced to Devdasi community that is forceful child marriage practice further converted to forceful prostitution on the name of rigid and strong ritual and custom in Kolhapur , Maharashtra state of India i.e. known to be an issue prone area in the country. The project is carried out for 250 girls with the special focus on their rehabilitation, health and advocacy on abolishing the practice from society.
$479,817.00
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0
donors
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monthly donors
2
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Challenge

Number of girls getting introduced to Devdasi custom is high. Statistics depict that annually around 4000 to 5000 young girls between age 12 to 16 are introduced to Devdasi custom and there is no way back for them. It violates their right to education, health and decision as they are married at very young age. There is need of strong interventions to reduce this number and highlight the status of girls.

Solution

1. Developed emergency support mechanism at the remote locations will prove to be beneficial in serious and urgent medical intervention required cases 2. Girls undergoing treatment like,Our initiatives on interventions with nontraditional beneficiaries: the Usual project targets are FSW and MSM but our initiatives are for IDUs and ritually become sex workers, who are initially married in childhood, and then introduced to prostitutio

Long-Term Impact

1. A good community support: We, along with the help of our partners are working in these areas since last 25 years, and have built a strong rapport with local people, groups, influential political forces, law enforcing officials and other government bodies. This is helping us to carry on our activities without any interruption. This situation increases the chances of success of our project at its best.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.indianss.org

Organization Information

NATIONAL SOCIAL SOCIETY

Location: Delhi - India
Website: http:/​/​www.indianss.org
Project Leader:
sanjay bairwa
DIRECTOR
Delhi, DELHI India

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