NaariSamatā

Women Empowerment

Our mission is to help make India a safer place for women and children
About us
Helping women and children to feel safe without fear of molestation or rape

Very disturbed by the silence of the Indian diaspora in UK to the increasing number of gang rapes and the sheer brutality of them.  From this was born NaariSamatā, a charity to  work on rape prevention by teaching the youth about gender equality and respect for women. Being a silent bystander waiting for someone else to work towards building a better world is not an option any more. We need to act, if we care enough.

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Families under care
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Youth Ambassadors
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Full time Education help
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Youth to be gender trained (postponed due to covid)
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Abused women helped
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children under food programme
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Women skills trained
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Underprivileged children helped

OUR PROJECTS

Our Projects are aligned with Global Sustainable Development Goals

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"I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own." - Audre Lorde

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Events

Past, Present and Future

11 JULY 2021

The first stitching centre run by Diva D and Sur Rehbar was inaugurated today. It was a great event full of joy and laughter. Watch the great videos of the event.

25 Nov, 2020

WhiteRibbon Day UK are the leading charity that is ending male violence against women by engaging with men and boys to make a stand against violence.

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PROJECT PRAGATI – Bihar

 

The Musahar community is a Dalit community found in the eastern Gangetic plains and the terai. They are also known as Banbasi. The other names of the Musahar are Bhuiyan and Rajawar. The Musahar are found throughout eastern Uttar Pradesh, southern Nepal, Bihar and Jharkhand. In Bihar, the word Musahar is said to be derived from the Bhojpuri mūs+ahar (literally rat eater), on account of their traditional occupation as rat catchers and many are still forced to do this work due to destitution and poverty. They are now mostly landless agricultural labourers and sometimes still have to resort to rat-catching to survive during lean times. They are one of the most marginalised castes in India, even among Dalits.

 

Almost all Musahars live in rural areas, with a mere 3% living in the city. In the rural areas, Musahar are primarily bonded agricultural labourers, but often go without work for as much as eight months in a year. Children work alongside their parents in the fields or as rag-pickers, earning as little as @25-30 in a day. The Musahar literacy rate is 3% overall and falls to a terrible rate of 1% among women. By some estimates, as many as 85% of some villages of Musahars suffer from malnutrition and with access to health centres scant, diseases such as malaria and kala-azar are prevented.

 

They mainly work as a farm labourer and occasionally work as a construction worker. They sometimes migrate to find work. Youth remembers how their parents and relatives have struggled their whole lives in search of livelihood, and they have no hope for better days either. According to them, there is nothing in their life except for struggling for livelihood. They don’t dream to become rich, having lands and becoming powerful. They only need a simple life without livelihood crisis, earning to survive and a life with respect, unlike their parents and grandparents.

 

We cannot say that nothing has changed for Mushahars in the last decade. Most of the Mushahars were surviving on a single meal a day and that too of poor quality. Their main food was rat meat or meat of dead cattle. Now they are no longer forced to work as “bandhua majdoor” but the struggle for livelihood is still in the society. The tag of untouchability has also been minimizing. Their whole life circle is around food and livelihood insecurity.

 

The right to living in dignity should be fundamental to all. This project creates an environment for the children where they can study with dignity and pride. We have identified one of the 6 centres run by Pahal Ek Nayi Soch for this project to start with. This is a school for the tribal children at Bagardih Centre which is situated at Village-Bagardih, Block-Laxmipur, District-Jamui & State-Bihar. This is run in a dilapidated community hall that doubles up as a classroom.

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