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

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What is the Problem?
More than 2000 trafficked women and their children have been locked down all their lives across dark and cramped brothels on GB Road, the largest red-light area in Delhi. 
Sex workers (Didis) on GB Road are victims of sex trafficking, abuse, and violence. Women of GB Road who support 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 is 
Kat-Katha doing?
  1. Kat-Katha organized multiple large-scale COVID-19 Relief Drives (From April-May) and distributed 1300+ substantial ration and hygiene kits, cooking fuel, and medicines to 800+ sex workers and their families for four month’s sustenance. We also provided special nutritious and hygiene kits for infants on GB Road.
  2. Awareness campaigns to sensitize women and children about the Coronavirus pandemic driven by leaders from the community.
  3. Comprehensive analysis of the situation and planning to support women and children.

In this situation, women are left hopeless and unemployed. We aim to empower and support more than 1000 women with basic necessities and alternate livelihood options to fulfil their deep-rooted dreams to live a life of their own choice and break the chain of sex trafficking through this Fund.

What will COVID-19 Resilience Fund provide?
  1. Food security, medical aid and hygiene kits for 12-18 months.
  2. Provide quality education, holistic growth and safe residential space to children and women.
  3. Training women in employable skills and enable them for rehabilitation.

How can you help?
Your donation will provide livelihood opportunities and essential supplies like food and medical aid to more than 1000 families on GB Road to make the community self-sustainable during COVID-19 crisis. To understand the value of your contribution, see the donation chart below.

How will you get the updates and tax benefits?

This is a 100% not-for-profit campaign, and we will disclose the disbursement progress of the fund with regular updates to donors. You will also get 80G tax benefits for your donation.

Open your hearts and share your love to save the "Street of Love". Together we can overcome this fight for freedom, Hope, and Happiness!

Important Note: 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.

COVID-19 Relief Drive Media Coverage - Al Jazeera | The Wire
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3rd July 2020
With your unconditional love and support, 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 center, a safe and hygienic space.

We have collaborated with Goonj (an NGO) for manufacturing support and supplying the masks to individuals and organizations.

We thank you for the blessings. Your contribution is providing safety and security to the women during these tough times.

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

See the glimpses of HeARTshala here - https://youtu.be/wR9gJIN6j4Q

Note: You can also place an order of masks to support our project. Contact us at livelihood@kat-katha.org 
With your unconditional love and support, 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 center, a safe and hygienic space.

We have collaborated with Goonj (an NGO) for manufacturing support and supplying the masks to individuals and organizations.

We thank you for the blessings. Your contribution is providing safety and security to the women during these tough times.

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

See the glimpses of HeARTshala here - https://youtu.be/wR9gJIN6j4Q

Note: You can also place an order of masks to support our project. Contact us at livelihood@kat-katha.org 
5th June 2020
We are really grateful for your support. As you know, the situation is getting worse for marginalised communities, we look forward to constantly support them.

Kat-Katha is raising 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, alternate livelihood options and to find ways to make the community resilient to imminent dangers when the lockdown opens in a poor economy.

The women have already started making masks and setting up a kitchen as alternate livelihood options.
We are really grateful for your support. As you know, the situation is getting worse for marginalised communities, we look forward to constantly support them.

Kat-Katha is raising 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, alternate livelihood options and to find ways to make the community resilient to imminent dangers when the lockdown opens in a poor economy.

The women have already started making masks and setting up a kitchen as alternate livelihood options.
23rd May 2020
Hope you are staying safe and healthy. We would like to inform that your contribution has been used to regularly support women and children on GB Road. We are sharing the updates for May 2020.

  1. 2nd COVID-19 Relief Drive on 11th May, we distributed 650+ ration kits to 700 sex workers and their families, and 50+ kits to migrant workers.
  2. Cooking fuel and medical support to women in urgent requirement.
  3. Alternate livelihood and safe residential space to 5 women for full time in a kitchen project.
  4. 6 women successfully enrolled in a livelihood project-HeartShala.
  5. Online classes to children on GB Road for constant academic support.
Link to our distribution drive video: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kat-katha
Care to Donate again: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-women-and-children-of-gb-road
Hope you are staying safe and healthy. We would like to inform that your contribution has been used to regularly support women and children on GB Road. We are sharing the updates for May 2020.

  1. 2nd COVID-19 Relief Drive on 11th May, we distributed 650+ ration kits to 700 sex workers and their families, and 50+ kits to migrant workers.
  2. Cooking fuel and medical support to women in urgent requirement.
  3. Alternate livelihood and safe residential space to 5 women for full time in a kitchen project.
  4. 6 women successfully enrolled in a livelihood project-HeartShala.
  5. Online classes to children on GB Road for constant academic support.
Link to our distribution drive video: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kat-katha
Care to Donate again: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-women-and-children-of-gb-road
Rs.1,746,276 raised

Goal: Rs.7,500,000

23 Days to go

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