Women in India on their way to a self-determined life.
Photo: © ASW Aktionsgemeinschaft Solidarische Welt e.V.
Area of intervention: Hyderabad, in the state Telangana in the South of India
Supported by TDF since: 2016
Target group: women being disadvantaged or affected by violence, region Andhra Pradesh
- Gender specific violence is a huge problem in India
- In 2014, 52% of the women between 18 and 49 had experienced violence at least once (International Centre for Research on Women)
- In 2013, over 33.000 women have been raped, 1636 just in Delhi, the number of unrecorded cases is probably way higher (National Crime Records Bureau)
- Forced marriage, dowry death, and abortion of female foetuses are common
- Even though there has been a tightening of the law governing sexual offences, the implementation still is insufficient
- Telephone hotline for girls and women affected by violence
- Consultation for women and girls in distress
- Educational work in the fight against violence against women
- Workshops for police officers, lawyers, judges and universities
- Lobbying on the political level
- The telephone hotline is well-known in the region
- 15 to 20 girls and women call daily
- The government and the police refer cases to the organisation
- The lobbying work changes the bureaucracy in that region
Project leader: The women’s rights activist Kondaveeti Satyavati is the founder of BHUMIKA. In 1993, she published the first feminist magazine in the local language Telugu. Since 2006, BHUMIKA is a contact point and telephone hotline for girls and women seeking help.
Contacts: Voluntary project coordinator Nora Wagner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or TERRE DES FEMMES – section international cooperation (email@example.com)
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