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Help Celebrate Freedom in Red Light District: GB Road
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  • Kat-Katha

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    Kat-Katha
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Women and children of GB Road

    from Delhi

On 15th August, when the Indian flag is hoisted atop the Red Fort, a mere 3 miles away, more than 3000 women at GB Road remain spectators of this grand celebration.GB Road is Delhi’s largest red-light district wherein 98% of women were trafficked at an early age, sold helpless by kidnappers/ pimps/ husbands/ families. On GB road women and children are living a life of abuse, exploitation, devoid of human and citizen rights. Most children do not go to schools,  grow up in an environment of violence, drugs, abuse and end up falling in the same cycle.

In this conflict-hit violent area thrives hope by the name of Kat-Katha, a community of young volunteers with a mission to empower sex workers and their children.
 
 

Registered in 2013, Kat-Katha is a nonprofit organization with the vision is to End forced sex work. Kat Katha has transformed the lives of more than 600 women and children on GB Road through education,  health awareness, counseling, skill development, and providing alternative livelihoods. Kat-Katha has been recognized at L’oreal Paris Femina Women Awards, Times Now Amazing Indian Award, Zee TV Fempowerment, Mahindra Rise Award, and so on.

Every year, on Independence Day, they organize a carnival called Kat Kalrav, with an aim to rejoice freedom for trafficked women. 
Here is how they celebrated Kalrav in previous years:

The event is a celebration on the streets of GB Road which includes an amalgamation of many small yet significant ways to nurture the liberty that these women are missing in life - a safe space to cheerfully dance and sing, an exhibition to display their craftwork and good food to feast on.

 

 

 



This year we celebrate Kalrav on:
Dates: 15th - 18th August
Location: GB Road

Get in touch with us at katkathaa@gmail.com to join us in celebrating Kat-Kalrav on GB Road. 

Here is how we plan to use the funds:
Community Building (Exhibition of craftwork, Rakhi celebration, Talent showcase): Rs. 10,000
Tent, Music, Stage, Stalls, and Decoration: Rs. 25,000
Free food and Sweets: Rs. 20,000
Activities (Mehendi, Bangles, Facepainting, Drum Circle, Dance Performances) : Rs. 10,000


Kalrav is a message sent in goodwill, reflecting the idea of hope, rejuvenation, and rebirth. Be a part of this message. Contribute and help Kat-Katha make this a memorable day for the sex workers on G.B Road.

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