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!