FOR THE AADHI AABADI…
“And though she be but little, she is fierce.” – William Shakespeare
History is evident that women have faced significant violations of their basic human rights for centuries. From domestic violence to denial of education, the struggle for rights and empowerment has been real. The world’s aadhi-aabadiis still affected by some of these issues! Some keep bearing the violence, some report it but go unheard and very few are fortunate enough to get help.
November 25th is observed as International Day for the elimination of Violence Against Women by the United Nations General Assembly. The mission is to spread awareness about the issues like domestic violence or any kind of physical abuse faced by women.
Realising that ensuring women rights is vital to the success and growth of developing nations, many help groups have come forward to uplift the quality of life of a woman. Let’s know about four such Indian organisations today!
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Established by Ruchira Gupta, a journalist and activist, ApneAapis a nongovernmental organisation that addresses women’s rights and works to eradicate human sex trafficking, by providing them tools and resources to earn a livelihood.
‘Gudiya’ is an organization run by a couple Ajeet and Manju Singh, who work for rescuing month-old babies to teenagers from brothels; and giving them a better life. They have rescued over 1500 girls from the red-light areas and sealed 70 brothels in Uttar Pradesh.
Founded by Dr. Shruti Kapoor, a social entrepreneur and activist, Sayfty is an NGO committed to empower women to take stance against violence. Online campaigns, self defence workshops and gender role discussions are held regularly.
DERA SACHA SAUDA
Dera Sacha Sauda is a non-profit organisation based in Haryana, Sirsa. Currently headed by Saint Dr Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, Dera Sacha Sauda and its 60 million followers support and carry out substantial work for empowerment of girls.
To uproot prostitution and female feticide, Guruji adopts the girls entrapped in prostitution or abandoned by parents as his own foster daughters. Free treatment and marriages are arranged for sex trafficking, rape andacid attack victims. Self defence camps are organised regularly.
The serious issues faced by the woman of 21st century are clearly evident of the fact that the true freedom is yet to be achieved! Let’s all contribute towards carving a safe and healthy place for little girls, for a better tomorrow! #YouCan ! 🙂