The brutal and fatal gangrape of Damini/ Nirbhaya in Delhi on Dec 16th, 2012 raised nation-wide anguish, anger, and protest. The Braveheart, after fighting for 14 days, finally gave up her fight on Dec 29th, 2012. As a tribute to Nirbhaya and many such Bravehearts, Red Brigade has started 14 days of activism to raise awareness on Violence against Women, Women Safety, and other related matters. Since 2013, Red Brigade takes up different women-related issues each year to attract the attention of the general public, media, and Govt. and get them resolved.
This year, Red Brigade has decided to start a yatra/march in association with Nirbhaya Jyoti Trust, New Delhi (founded by the parents of Nirbhaya) through bicycles and car from Lucknow to Medaura Kalan (the village of Nirbhaya), Ballia, covering a distance of about 700 kms. The campaign will start on Dec 16th, 2017 in Lucknow by paying homage to the brave girl and the Yatra will begin on Dec 17th, 2017 from 1090 Chauraha, Lucknow. Nirbhaya's parents will flag-off the Yatra on Dec 17th, 2017 from Lucknow and will also join us in the closing of Yatra on Dec 29th, 2017 at Medaura Kalan, Ballia.
The approximate budget for this “Yatra” is Rs.2,80,000/- which would include all expenses including the cost of 10 bicycles, traveling, lodging, food, posters, banners, etc.
In the 14 days campaign, 15 girls will participate and spread awareness on different forms of violence against women. They will also talk about how to prevent/ escape from them. In this Yatra, Red Brigade aims to reach and communicate at least 14000 people through street plays (Nukkad Natak), songs, public debate, etc. To reach different age groups we would be visiting different schools, colleges, organizations, markets of the villages/towns/cities.
The Yatra will cover Lucknow, Mohanlalganj, Bachrava, Rai Barelli, Janvamau, Pratapgarh, Allahabad, Gyanpur, Bhadohi, Nagepur, Jayapur, Seergovardhan, Varanasi, Sarnath, Kaithi, Mardah, Mau, Bajhan, Fefna and Medaura Kalan.
Note: Out Rs. 2,80,000/- we are short of approximately Rs. 80,000/- This fundraiser aims at bridging this gap.
It has been decided to donate these 10 bicycles to the participants so that they can further aware other girls (including survivors of sexual abuse) on women safety, education, and empowerment.
We appeal to all of you to please donate us generously so that we can achieve the abovesaid goal. Please help us in making the country a safer/better place for girls/women.
To know more about Red Brigade, visit: http://redbrigadetrust.org/