According to India’s National Crime Records Bureau a crime against women is recorded every 3 minutes, approximately 94 women are raped every day and a young married woman is found beaten to death, burnt or driven to suicide every 6 hours.
Violence against women includes foeticide, infanticide, medical neglect, child marriages, bride burning, sexual abuse, forced marriage, rape, prostitution and sexual harassment at home and the work places and their abusers include in laws as well as partners.
How we help
The first free telephone helpline in India for Female Sex Workers (FSW) is now open to all women and our short and long stay safe houses provide legal aid, refuge and alternatives to those experiencing harassment, discrimination and domestic violence.
Telephone counselling offers legal advice and support, our short-stay home gives women medical care, shelter, counselling and guidance to deal with the immediate issues and we also provide long-stay alternatives, including vocational training and education, for those unable to return home.
Who we help
In five years, we have provided safe haven to over 1,000 women in Ahmednagar and have recently opened another shelter in Pune. Help us to provide shelter and support to even more vulnerable women and their children.
How you can help
You can donate to help us continue to provide services to vulnerable women. Share the message of ending violence against women on the 8th of March on International Women's Day and on the 25th of November on International End Violence Against Women Day.
every 6 hours
women were reportedly raped in India in 2016
women have been provided safe haven in Ahmednagar through the refuge
available to all seeking shelter and security
a woman is found beaten or burnt to death, or driven to suicide
Priyanka has a Masters in Social Work and runs our women's refuge. She is strong and courageous and passionate about providing a safe and rehabilitative space for the women she helps.