Gender-based violence is a manifestation of patriarchy and historically unequal power relations between men and women. According to estimates 1 in 3 women around the world has experienced either physical or sexual violence in her lifetime (WHO, 2013). In India, 39 crimes against women are reported every hour (NCRB, 2016).
ActionAid India has been working on the issue of violence against women across its operational areas by ensuring safe spaces in communities, providing survivors of patriarchal violence with immediate relief and rehabilitation support.
We work with the community, including boys and men, to create safe schools and safe public spaces in their village or bastis. Your help will ensure communities in more villages and bastis resolve to create safe spaces.
We work with village and basti level groups to provide survivors of violence with medical, psycho-social and legal support. Your help will ensure relief to more survivors of patriarchal violence.
We work with village and basti level groups to facilitate livelihood linkage to survivors of violence. Your help will ensure rehabilitation to more survivors of patriarchal violence.