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Support Survivors of Gender Based Sexual Violence

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The recent news on caste-based atrocities and sexual violence against women and girls has been deeply distressing for me, as must have been for many of you. I can't even begin to imagine what women in this country must be going through... how a young girl perceives the world around her, what fear grips those parents who wish the best for their daughters. As a society, it seems we really have failed to safeguard the interests of our women - especially for those who belong to marginalised communities, their recourse to justice looks like a long, difficult road if not entirely impossible. I feel that the least we can do is to make their journey a little easier, supporting them with the respect and dignity they deserve.

With this intention, I kickstart my birthday fundraiser (which falls in the week of Gandhi Jayanti and Daan Utsav) with Jan Sahas, one of the most credible grassroots organisations that I have been fortunate to have worked with. I would be truly grateful if you would join your hands in supporting this endeavour, with me, for our brave women survivors from marginalised communities.

By donating to Jan Sahas, your support will help the survivors of sexual violence file FIRs, get access to legal aid, mental health counselling and medical support among others. More importantly, it will give them the courage to seek action and an ability to live with dignity. This program will run across small towns and rural areas of states like Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar where the need is extremely high. They have already supported 13,498 cases of violence against women and children. 70% of these cases are against adolescent girls and minors. More than 6 cases out of 10 that Jan Sahas takes up against sexual violence on girls lead to the conviction of the perpetrator. A total of INR 4.3 Cr worth compensation has been received by the survivors. You can read more about their incredible work on https://jansahas.org/

I know that at this point in time, things may look depressing and even bleak, but it will be worthwhile to support those who are tirelessly working to provide dignity and respect to the women who have faced excruciating circumstances. Please consider contributing!

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12th October 2020
This fundraiser kickstarted as my idea and it soon became ours. It was great to witness the power of the collective at work that made us surpass the rather ambitious goal in less than a week! I hadn't imagined I would at the start but I am truly grateful to everyone for coming together in this endeavour and doing our bit to make this world a safer place for women from rural and marginalised communities. This has truly been such a heartening and encouraging experience for me and I would like to encourage others to raise such birthday fundraisers - the power of raising funds for any cause that you truly believe in.. how powerful each one of us is!

Well, it's a long way to go for our society to become safe for women. But this Gandhi Jayanti, I remembered a wonderful quote by him where he had said "whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is important that you do it."
This fundraiser kickstarted as my idea and it soon became ours. It was great to witness the power of the collective at work that made us surpass the rather ambitious goal in less than a week! I hadn't imagined I would at the start but I am truly grateful to everyone for coming together in this endeavour and doing our bit to make this world a safer place for women from rural and marginalised communities. This has truly been such a heartening and encouraging experience for me and I would like to encourage others to raise such birthday fundraisers - the power of raising funds for any cause that you truly believe in.. how powerful each one of us is!

Well, it's a long way to go for our society to become safe for women. But this Gandhi Jayanti, I remembered a wonderful quote by him where he had said "whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is important that you do it."
10th October 2020
Jan Sahas team members Amu Vinzuda, Kranti Khode and Raju Choudhari will share field stories of sexual abuse against minor girls at #BarabariPeCharcha
For Registration - https://tinyurl.com/MP-field-stories
#Vision4SaferIndia #SexualViolence #GenderViolence #WomenSafety

Jan Sahas team members Amu Vinzuda, Kranti Khode and Raju Choudhari will share field stories of sexual abuse against minor girls at #BarabariPeCharcha
For Registration - https://tinyurl.com/MP-field-stories
#Vision4SaferIndia #SexualViolence #GenderViolence #WomenSafety

Rs.220,436 raised

Goal: Rs.200,000

Beneficiary: survivors of ge... info_outline
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