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Support Women Forced Into Sex Work & Their Children Fight COVID-19

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While most of us are figuring a new way of life amidst the lockdown, for many it's not a new experience at all. Come to think of it, more than 2000 women and children at GB Road, the largest red-light area in Delhi, have been locked down all their lives across 78 brothels, against their wishes, in pure submission to their cruel destiny.

They have survived the years of torment and struggle through their grit and character alone. It's our turn to feel their pain and show them the strength of our character. Each one of us has the power to transform their lives and end their lockdown and isolation.

Open your hearts and share your love so that "Street of Love" can survive. Together we can overcome this fight for freedom!

Sex workers (Didis) on GB Road are victims of sex trafficking, abuse, and violence. Women of GB Road who support themselves and their families through daily earnings found themselves without any money after the lockdown. Their lives have come to a grinding halt, even basic necessities like food and medicines are not available at hand.

What has Kat-Katha done until now:
  • Awareness campaigns to sensitize women and children about the coronavirus pandemic driven by leaders from the community. 
  • Analysis of the situation on the field and designing of a comprehensive plan to support women and children.
  • As an immediate response, Kat-Katha organized its first COVID-19 Karuna Relief Drive to distribute substantial ration and hygiene kits to more than 800 families for one month’s sustenance. We also provided special kits for infants.
In this situation, women are left hopeless and unemployed. We aim to empower women to fulfil their deep-rooted dreams to live a life of their own choice and break the chain of sex trafficking.

What is the COVID-19 Resilience Fund?
Kat-Katha plans to raise a COVID-19 Resilience Fund which takes care of more than 1000 families for the next 12-18 months to support basic necessities for survival and to find ways to make the community resilient to imminent dangers when the lockdown opens in a poor economy.

We need your support to ensure the holistic well-being of our Didis and their children by achieving the following goals.

● Providing food security, medical aid and hygiene kits.
● Provide quality education, therapies, holistic growth and safe residential space to children and women.
● Training women in employable skills and enable them to live a life of their own choice by providing alternative livelihood opportunities for rehabilitation.

Your contribution would ensure that no woman and child fall prey to hunger or disease, and all women get an opportunity to learn new skills to end forced sex work.

Experts predict it might take up to 6 months for social distancing measures to relax and 18-24 months for the economic conditions to revive. Sex work, specifically, would face serious problems due to the social distancing and economic crisis, and sex trafficking would increase resulting in more women forced to sell their bodies due to poverty.

How can you help?
Your donation will provide alternate livelihood opportunities and essential supplies like food and medical aid to more than 1000 families on GB Road. The mission is to make the community self-sustainable not just for the COVID-19 crisis, but the economic aftermath that will follow.

Come, join us in our journey and bless our Didis and Children with happiness and hope!

This is a 100% not-for-profit campaign, and we will disclose the disbursement progress of the fund in a transparency report. This will be shared with all contributors at the end of the campaign, along with regular updates to donors. You can choose to get 80G benefits for this donation.

Lets spread Karuna (compassion) in the time of Corona!

COVID-19 Relief Drive Media Coverage - Al Jazeera | The Wire

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27th August 2020
Hello Dear,

From the past 5 months, Kat-Katha has been diligently trying to keep the most vulnerable community of women forced into sex work and their children safe and secure with your support.

We have offered 1 lakh+ meals (ration kits, packed and freshly cooked food), 10,000+ hygiene kits & sanitary pads, medicines, and 500+ kgs cooking fuel to around 700 families living inside the brothels of GB Road. We have also provided employment and rehabilitation to 10+ women.

We sincerely thank you all for joining us in making the community resilient during the Corona virus pandemic.

To continue serving the community through distribution drives and alternate livelihood programs, we need you with us.

Glimpses of our last distribution drive in July 2020 - https://youtu.be/WnS-Qk0gl3k

Care to support our campaign on Milaap again -
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-women-and-children-of-gb-road

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Supporting!
Hello Dear,

From the past 5 months, Kat-Katha has been diligently trying to keep the most vulnerable community of women forced into sex work and their children safe and secure with your support.

We have offered 1 lakh+ meals (ration kits, packed and freshly cooked food), 10,000+ hygiene kits & sanitary pads, medicines, and 500+ kgs cooking fuel to around 700 families living inside the brothels of GB Road. We have also provided employment and rehabilitation to 10+ women.

We sincerely thank you all for joining us in making the community resilient during the Corona virus pandemic.

To continue serving the community through distribution drives and alternate livelihood programs, we need you with us.

Glimpses of our last distribution drive in July 2020 - https://youtu.be/WnS-Qk0gl3k

Care to support our campaign on Milaap again -
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-women-and-children-of-gb-road

Keep 
Supporting!
9th August 2020
For the past 5 months, Kat-Katha has been diligently trying to keep the most vulnerable community of women forced into sex work and their children safe and secure.

We have offered 1 lakh+ meals (ration kits, packed and freshly cooked food), 10,000+ hygiene kits & sanitary pads, medicines, and 500+ kgs cooking fuel to around 700 families living inside the brothels of GB Road. We have also provided employment and rehabilitation to 10+ women.

We sincerely thank you all for joining us in making the community resilient during the Coronavirus pandemic.

To continue serving the community through distribution drives and alternate livelihood programs, we need you with us.

Glimpses of our last distribution drive in July 2020 - https://youtu.be/WnS-Qk0gl3k

Care to support our campaign on Milaap again - https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-women-and-children-of-gb-road
For the past 5 months, Kat-Katha has been diligently trying to keep the most vulnerable community of women forced into sex work and their children safe and secure.

We have offered 1 lakh+ meals (ration kits, packed and freshly cooked food), 10,000+ hygiene kits & sanitary pads, medicines, and 500+ kgs cooking fuel to around 700 families living inside the brothels of GB Road. We have also provided employment and rehabilitation to 10+ women.

We sincerely thank you all for joining us in making the community resilient during the Coronavirus pandemic.

To continue serving the community through distribution drives and alternate livelihood programs, we need you with us.

Glimpses of our last distribution drive in July 2020 - https://youtu.be/WnS-Qk0gl3k

Care to support our campaign on Milaap again - https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-women-and-children-of-gb-road
24th July 2020
9 women from the brothels of GB Road came together to join HeARTshala, a livelihood program designed to support women during the emotional and financial crisis due to COVID-19 pandemic, provide skill development training, and break the chain of forced sex work.

These women stitched 600+ cloth masks with love after a course of professional training at Kat-Katha's activity centre, a safe and hygienic space.

We have collaborated with Goonj (an NGO) for manufacturing support and supplying the masks to individuals and organisations.
We thank each one of you for the support and blessings. Your contribution has provided safety and security to these women!

Care to donate again and empower more women to join the initiative - https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-women-and-children-of-gb-road
9 women from the brothels of GB Road came together to join HeARTshala, a livelihood program designed to support women during the emotional and financial crisis due to COVID-19 pandemic, provide skill development training, and break the chain of forced sex work.

These women stitched 600+ cloth masks with love after a course of professional training at Kat-Katha's activity centre, a safe and hygienic space.

We have collaborated with Goonj (an NGO) for manufacturing support and supplying the masks to individuals and organisations.
We thank each one of you for the support and blessings. Your contribution has provided safety and security to these women!

Care to donate again and empower more women to join the initiative - https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-women-and-children-of-gb-road
Rs.56,702 raised

Goal: Rs.100,000

Beneficiary: Women and Child... info_outline
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nckishore donated Rs.101

i can request to our youngesters to join this kind of compeign and take care of atleast one worker.

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Alphy donated Rs.8,000