Help Sunita Deshpande Raise Funds For 8-month-old Delhi Rape Survivor

An 8-month old child was raped by her 28 year-old cousin on January 29th, 2017 in Delhi. The conditions of her internal organs are described as horrific, she had to undergo 3 hours of surgery. Her cousin had gagged her to muffle her cries. Her mother came home to find her bleeding profusely from her genital area.

Her parents make a meager wage and trusted this cousin (described as a 'youth' despite being 28)  to care for her while they went to work. Swati Maliwal, Delhi Commission for Women chief said the child's cries could be heard throughout the hospital. Imagine how her parents must be feeling.

They will be given only 50,000 rupees by the government for hospital bills. That's only $784.00 US dollars. That's not enough.

Delhi's rape cases grow day by day. India's rape cases grow day by day. Whether you have had a #METOO moment or not - This HAS TO STOP. Please donate what you can. Funds will be given to the mother of the Baby.
Please visit this link on Twitter to learn more about all Swati is doing for this child and women getting raped in Delhi: https://twitter.com/SwatiJaiHind'

News Articles:
http://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/new-delhi-eight-month-old-baby-girl-raped-cousin-28-year-old-man-delhi-commission-of-women-swati-maliwal-shakurbasti-crimes-against-women-sexual/193687

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/30/world/asia/india-rape-infant.html

https://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/8-month-old-critical-after-rape-allegedly-by-28-year-old-cousin-in-delhi-1806172

http://time.com/5124443/india-rape-eight-month-old-baby/

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/8-month-old-sexually-assaulted-in-delhi/article22580077.ece

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-42869010

http://www.firstpost.com/india/8-month-old-baby-raped-in-delhi-outrage-wont-save-indias-children-from-sexual-assault-stringent-laws-needed-4328965.html

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/8-month-old-girl-raped-by-28-yr-old-man-on-life-support/articleshow/62701606.cms

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India outcry after eight-month old baby is raped.
India outcry after eight-month old baby is raped.
Swati Tweets Desperate Plea for help for this child.
Swati Tweets Desperate Plea for help for this child.
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7th March 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support that you have shown towards the baby. The families contact information is being kept private to respect the families wish.

We were able to get in touch with the family. We spoke to the babies father. He is a day labourer and earns about ₹300 a day and her mother is a homemaker. They have two more daughters and in spite of the situation, they used to make their ends meet.

After the incident happened, their life came crashing down and they were completely helpless. Noble souls like you joined hands to help them. At present, she is doing good compared to earlier.

She had her routine checkup on Saturday (3rd March) and the doctors are really positive about the recovery she has made so far. Her fever has also reduced and she has started consuming her a mixed diet of food which includes egg, dalia, milk etc to supplement her in her growth.

Her father could not complete his education and due to this, he had difficulties looking for job opportunities. He started working as a day labourer to make ends meet for his family. DCW is trying to help him to get a job of a driver with a starting salary of ₹10,000/ per month to support his family.

"I just want her to get better and feel that she is secure and her family is going to be there to support her whenever she looks back. I will send her to the best school possible. I will be withdrawing the funds raised from this campaign to my account and all the fund raised via this campaign will be used to support her treatment. The excess funds will be used to create fixed deposits. 

I just do not have words to thank all of you for the overwhelming love and support that you have shown towards my daughter. Your support gave us to strength to pass through this difficult time.

I would like to convey a hearty thanks to Ms Sunita Deshpande and who initiated this crowdfunding campaign and Swati ji from DCW who supported us and acted as a pillar with us through the journey.", the babies father.

Thank you all once again for the support and blessings. Please do pray for her health and speedy recovery.

Regards,
Team Milaap
6th March 2018
Hello Everyone!

Thank you for the requests on how the baby girl is doing. You, I am sure, have been researching in the news to baby's health, as have I. Obviously, for many reasons, it's being kept private. 

The employees at Milaap have reached out to the father and mother and connected me so I can hear it from THEM. As you can understand, privacy is of utmost importance, so I want to personally thank the tireless workers and PR team at Milaap that have been getting those wheels in motion for us. The minute I hear, no the second I hear, I will put out an update.

The way everyone came together for donations and for Swati Maliwal (she's been working round the clock!!) also working with Milaap and myself to make sure the funds go DIRECTLY to the parents has been a beautiful thing. I will keep you updated.

Best,
Sunita
14th February 2018
Supporters,
You heard the cries of an innocent child.
You chose to listen instead of look away.
And that is the way change happens.
By listening to one person.

You didn't just raise $15,000.00.
You helped raise $17,677.00!!!!
666,000 rupees from India! 10,000 dollars from US, Finland, and more!
Thank you so much!
You should be very proud of yourselves!

This campaign was set to end on Valentine's Day so we can show a world of love. Like one of our generous donors said, "May this baby girl grow up to be the strongest woman on the planet."

As far as the many who have asked us for severe punishment of the man*, please look to @SwatiJaiHind on Twitter. I am floored - FLOORED - by what she is trying to do for change in Delhi. Please support her. Please educate the public about safe sex and that sexuality is not a dirty word, the more repressed it is the more rape happens.

 (*My guess is that public shaming would work best against these monsters of men in India so they cannot get jobs or move forward in life and be an example so other men will not do the same, however I am not in Indian government so please look to Swati for the best ideas, she is brilliant, bold, and brave.) Most of all please teach the younger generation of men - your sons, how to be kind to women, how to respect them, how to see them as so much more than 'less than' - a strong, intelligent woman by your side is a great blessing in life, she will be your best friend, she will help you look better than you ever thought, she will be your number one champion as you to her, she will be your place of compassion and security, she is anything but a threat. Treat a flower with kindness and it will bloom - and make you look good.

We all can contribute to change in various places in our lives with the different gifts we have been given. After work I write in my spare time plays about misogyny and how we can overcome it, if you are a painter you can incorporate it into your work, and so on so please do what you can with whatever your gifts are - well all have them. Thank you again, I cannot wait to transfer these funds to the mother.

PS: Some of you have asked about the picture I chose in my icon. I chose Durga. She is the mother of the universe. She, to me, represents ultimate justice. Throughout this entire campaign as we've been collecting I've kept my eye on her and asked for her help, and look how all of you came to help. Please help us, Durga. Please help this baby get justice.

Love,
Sunita

Rs.707,094
raised of Rs.600,000 goal

206 Supporters

Beneficiary: 8-Month Old Baby info_outline

Supporters (206)

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Anonymous donated US $100
3 months ago

Just cant imagine the pain - hope he gets death penalty

Narayan
Narayan donated Rs.500
5 months ago
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Anonymous donated US $25
5 months ago
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Anonymous donated Rs.3,000
5 months ago

Prayers for the baby and family!!!!

SP
Suneetha donated Rs.31,969
5 months ago
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Anonymous donated Rs.100
5 months ago