Our goal is to empower women in India to build a life free from poverty, by addressing their right to safety and equality. We focus our efforts on two of the most significant threats to women’s safety: human trafficking and domestic violence.
Both of these threats have been exacerbated by COVID-19.
In India, 1 girl is sold into sex slavery every 3 minutes and only 1% of these girls are found. We work at scale to prevent trafficking through:
• Using artificial intelligence to identify villages most at risk to traffickers,
• Grassroots education teaching families to keep their daughters safe,
• Mass media campaigns to raise awareness in the general public,
• A national helpline providing services in multiple languages.
In India, 1 in 3 women experience domestic violence but only a fraction of victims report the offence. We address domestic violence by providing access to free counselling, legal aid and rights education.
We train local women, PeaceMakers, to identify cases of domestic violence in their community and help provide support and access to services for peaceful restorations. This is achieved through a 4-pillar approach:
• Prevent through awareness and education,
• Provide support through intervention services,
• Protect the safety of survivors,
• Prepare men to be allies and advocate for the safety of women.