Empower women in India by helping them take charge of their own safety
Sayfty is on a mission to raise $25,000 by January 31st, 2014.
The Indiegogo fundraiser gives a detailed breakdown at how your money will be spent. Here is a link to the campaign:
India amended its sexual assault laws after the national outrage that followed the gang rape of 23-year-old physiotherapy student Jyoti Singh Pandey in December 2012. While this has led to an increase in the number of women reporting sexual assaults, it hasn’t served as a deterrent to people committing these crimes.
1,330 complaints of rape and 2844 complains of molestation have been recorded from January to October 2013 in New Delhi alone.
For the average Indian woman, sexual abuse and harassment are a part of her daily routine. From being leered at, to being groped, verbally abused and even masturbated on, women in India are at a constant threat of being sexually assaulted. Crowded streets, buses, trains and other public spaces are the most common locations for such assaults. Such public sexual harassment is colloquially called ‘eve teasing’ and has become so institutionalized in Indian society that more often than not, women are advised to ignore it. Most Indians don’t even view such behavior as abuse, but rather as a pesky reality of life in India.
Through our campaign we want to change that. If this is an issue close to your heart and you feel our project is a step in the right direction, please contribute whatever amount you can to the campaign by January 31st, 2014. You can also help out by promoting this campaign to your friends and family and via social media networks.
We need your support to make a positive change and I hope you will help us. Feel free to email me if you have any questions.
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