Short Stay Shelter for Survivors of Violence

Location: Bhilwara, Chittorgargh, Rajasthan

Grassroots Partner: Bal Evam Mahila Chetana Samiti

Project Description:

Tara Ahluwalia has worked on various women's issues since 1986. For many years now, she has opened her home to female victims of rape, domestic violence, witch hunting, kidnapping, and other brutality. The group aim to reach out to help every woman whose rights of life, liberty and equality are hampered or violated.

Issues addressed:

  • Gender and caste based violence
  • Female Foeticide 
  • Female literacy rate 
  • Women’s health 
  • Harassment of widows/witch hunting victims
  • Community engagement on above issues 


Register as a service provider for counseling under Domestic Violence Act and start a cell which can provide every kind of help to women in need, for example, shelter, reproductive health counseling and service; helping them in dealing with police and judicial administration, running training programmes that can make help women being self dependent

To organize a mela inviting about 200 women who have fought brave struggles to provide a platform for collective strength to emerge.

Document some of the case studies highlighting struggles of these women who have approached her and fought till the end for their rights.

Continue the work on fighting against institutionalized Female foeticide, witch hunting, Natha pratha e.t.c and increase awareness in public, organize self defense classes e.t.c 



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