Karuna Trust

Enough is Enough - End Caste and Gender Violence

This is a campaign to end caste violence against women and girls in India. We hear of only some of the atrocities that take place regularly in India. Karuna is working, through our grassroots partners, to end this violence, to support and empower victims, and to make sure they get justice.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (327461)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£26,000

Amount raised

£52,525

Donations

26

Situation

The caste and gender hierarchies in India mean that low caste women are routinely victims of the worst violence. Often they have no support, no-one to advocate for them, no means of redress. According to India’s National Crime Records Bureau, 4 Dalit (lowest caste) women are raped every day. In some places this violence can be completely normalised - an accepted part of the way society is ordered.

Solution

Karuna is running this campaign through 2 grassroots partners. The Human Rights Law Network train women survivors of rapes as paralegals, so they can access legal aid themselves and get justice. Urja provides shelter and support to girls who have escaped situations of violence and abuse and ended up homeless in Mumbai. These girls are invariably from low-caste backgrounds and have nowhere else to go.