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Liberate Devadasi families from exploitation

by Sakhi Trust
Liberate Devadasi families from exploitation
Liberate Devadasi families from exploitation
Liberate Devadasi families from exploitation
Liberate Devadasi families from exploitation
Liberate Devadasi families from exploitation
Liberate Devadasi families from exploitation
Liberate Devadasi families from exploitation
Liberate Devadasi families from exploitation
Liberate Devadasi families from exploitation

Summary

The Karnataka State Devadasis (Prevention of Dedication) Act, 1982 outlawed the Devadasi system. But the state reports 46,660 devadasis (Women and Child Welfare Department, National Commission for Women); realistic estimate suggests the number to be 100,000 (International Labour Organisation, 2015). Sakhi Trust works to rescue and rehabilitate those women and girls forced into the Devadasi system. We seek your support to help them and their families to live a decent and dignified life.

$5,000
total goal
$1,743
remaining
26
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Devadasi system epitomises a highly exploited group of women, who are ill-treated and abused on grounds of caste, gender and poverty. Social exclusion, stigma and attitude of the community have prevented the devadasis from engaging in any other alternate profession and their children are denied access to education. Worse, their children are forced into becoming Devadasis by their own parents to support their income so that they are not able to go to school.

Solution

Through this project, we will provide need-based skill development and vocational training to the youths from the community, besides ensuring access to education for their children. We will support Devadasi women to avail the 'Devadasi Maintenance Allowance' issued by the Karnataka government and other special provisions. We will also help them to get alternative livelihood opportunities under MGNREG scheme and others, which are otherwise denied pointing out their identity.

Long-Term Impact

Since 2007, Sakhi Trust has been working to empower women of the Devadasi communities, particularly the next generation (youths and children) to overcome this backward and inhumane system. This project will help Devadasi women and children to get out of this terrible circle of exploitation and suffering. In addition more children will have a chance for higher education and thus a better future - hoping to bring about a positive and sustainable change in our society.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.sakhitrust.org

Organization Information

Sakhi Trust

Location: Hospet -Bellary, Karnataka - India
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SAKHI TRUST
Hospet -Bellary, Karnataka India

Important Notice about Projects in India

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