Psycho-Socio Rehab of Women Prisoners in Karnataka

Unheard Voices of Women in Prison

”Where is justice... When I was thrown with my small child outside the house in middle of the night to die and I had nowhere to go... Now when I rebel the law is against me... What about harm done to my child and me?”

“I want to make up for what I have done... Please help me ...”

"... if I was educated I would have never been here... Now I will not miss the opportunity to study...looking forward to study ...”

“What will I do sitting idle here… How will I be reformed when I know my husband and children are suffering outside and I am locked here for years...  If I can work and put my skills to use, I can at least send some money for my husband’s medication and child's education… “


  • Prisoners often come from a background of conflicts turned violent or abusive.
  • Prisoners and their families have been torn by effects of unresolved conflicts and unhealthy conflict handling.
  • Once in prison, these people are socially excluded and are given-up by our society – the most affected are often women and children.
  • Prisoners need opportunities and resources to constructively engage in rebuilding their lives, families and communities.
Peacemakers believe in restoration, rehabilitation, reconstruction and reconciliation. Hence Peacemakers hosts the Pehel project, which started out as a Tata Trusts supported fellowship of TISS, as the need was felt for long term work among the women inmates.

The beneficiaries are:
  • Women under-trials
  • Women convicts
  • Families of prisoners
Key Areas of Intervention
  • Psycho-social support for inmates 
  • Legal aid support & follow-ups with legal fraternity
  • Need based support for children of inmates 
  • Life skills & Livelihood training for inmates

Some of the feedback from the women prisoners who attended life-skills and livelihood training:

“We never thought that there would be anybody who will bother about us. We are forgotten by the world outside, some of us even by our own family members. We cannot believe we are being heard.”

“So far we were afraid of the challenges we foresaw in each of our lives. Now we know that there are different ways to face it and different solutions that we can explore.”

“All of us have been together for so many years. But this has been the first time that we have been able to listen to each others problems, understand each other better and look at ourselves differently.”

Come Partner to make a difference in the lives of prisoners and their families.
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21st September 2017
Dear Supporters,

You can be 'her' bridge to a new life.

You may be glad to know that committed professionals... trained in correctional management and social work are working the women prisoners....towards mental health recovery and empowerment.

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