#ActAgainstAbuse: 5 NGOs To Contact To If You’re A Domestic Violence Victim

by | August 25, 2020, 15:54 IST

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Domestic violence, whether a one-off or repeated, is never okay. Your partner might apologise and promise never to repeat it, but brushing it off is only going to make him/her repeat the act until it becomes a pattern. What you need is proper help and guidance through this. There are quite a few NGOs that help women who suffer from domestic violence. If you are a victim yourself or know someone who is, you can contact these NGOs.

SNEHA Foundation

Established in 1999 to work on the twin goals of improving health-seeking behaviour among the underprivileged communities and improving the quality of public health services, SNEHA is a non-profit organisation that works with women, children and public health and safety systems. The foundation was born when neonatologist Dr Armida Fernandez and her team while working at Mumbai's largest hospitals started taking care of underweight and premature infants born in deprived households. Their innovative work in informal urban dwellings aims to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity, child malnutrition and gender-based violence. SNEHA is a 400-plus person organisation who believe strongly in helping build healthy lives of urban women and children.

Contact Number: 98330 52684 / 91675 35765

Urja Trust Foundation

The Urja Trust was founded in 2012 by Deepali Vandana and Altaf Shaikh, Mumbai-based social workers. Urja opened its first centre at Dadar, Mumbai and the small yet enthusiastic team worked together with spirit to fight for the rights and rehabilitation of young women who find themselves in unfortunate situations. It is a non-government organisation that provides shelter to women who are homeless or have run away due to domestic violence. These women, who are victims of trafficking, prostitution and economic discrimination, are housed in a shelter home initially and then shifted to group homes once they start becoming financially independent. At the Foundation's non-formal education course, the women are taught the basics of Math and English, after which they try and take the National Institute of Open Learning exams. They are also later enrolled in mainstream schools, according to their learning levels.

Contact Number: 022 2412 4397

Maitri India

Maitri is a New Delhi-based developmental NGO that is committed to facilitating every individual's Human Rights, especially the Rights to Identity, Dignity and Respect. Maitri was founded in 2005 by Lt General Bhopinder Singh (Retd) and Winnie Singh once they realised the need for support for members of Uniformed Services affected by HIV/AIDS. Maitri has since then worked with over 45,000 individuals on the issues of social and health inequities and public health concerns through education, community outreach, networking, and legal advocacy. Maitri work is divided into two sections- Violence Against Women and Migrant Workers. The organisation has been addressing the issue of violence against women (especially in the uniformed forces), running victim support and victim to survivor program, and promoting dignity and support for abandoned elderly widows in Vrindavan (Mathura, India).

Contact Number +91 98101 32908


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Hothur Foundation

Hothur Foundation, spearheaded by Kulsum Shadab Wahab, believes that everyone is entitled to basic amenities such as quality education, medical aid, maternity guidance, counselling and matrimonial aid for girls and works relentlessly to achieve it. The foundation has supported various projects such as women empowerment, orphanage aid, medical aid, educational aid, among others. The Hothur Foundation also partners with other charitable institutions and corporate set up who believe in the same vision of providing a better life to everybody.

Contact Number: +91 80223 43645

International Center for Research on Women

A global organisation headquartered in Washington DC with regional offices in New Delhi and Mumbai, International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW) was founded with the belief that when women have opportunities to improve their lives, everyone benefits. They realise women's contributions and achievements as well as the obstacles that stop them from being economically strong and stable mentally. Driven by a vision of equity for all, their researchers dig into the ways gender shapes societies and the ways people's lives are affected by power imbalances and gender inequality. They strive to find solutions for the numerous problems women face every day. ICRW has been fighting extremely hard to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls.

Contact Number: 011 46643333

Not acceptable. That's what we need to say to any and all forms of abuse, whether physical, emotional or psychological. We pledge to stand and speak up against domestic violence and urge you to #ActAgainstAbuse. Follow our campaign, #ActAgainstAbuse and learn about domestic abuse and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

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