In 2017, Reuters ranked India the fourth most dangerous place to be a woman. Indian girls face many forms of violence, including: child marriage, dowry deaths, domestic violence and rape. Amnesty International (2016) reports that crimes against women and girls in the country are continuing to rise. Last year alone there were 675 rapes of minor girls reported in Mumbai. In just the last few months India has been rocked by a number of brutal gang-rapes.
The project will allow us to rescue, shelter and rehabilitate 615 women and girls. Our support ensures positive change for those most at risk, including sex workers, domestic violence survivors and young girls vulnerable to predators. By empowering them through education and vocational skills, legal paperwork, health check-ups and support for their families, our women and girls often go on to become social workers and nurses thriving at helping women just like them.
Snehalaya enables girls to become agents for social change, breaking the crippling cycles of poverty in India for themselves. We provide emergency rescue and rehabilitative care for sex workers, often minors themselves, and their children. We provide our beneficiaries safety, shelter, education, medical and legal aid, outreach support, peer mentoring and path finding reintegration.We are dedicated to implementing social and political change, challenging gender barriers and changing norms.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).
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