Initiative Update

An expanding resource base!

Kirthi Jayakumar
Posted June 13, 2020 from India

Saahas now has a separate group of helplines that specifically speak to survivors of gender-based violence from race, caste, religious, and ethnic minority backgrounds. Intersectionality teaches us about the added trauma of systemic oppression - and survivors have often not been able to find support in organizations that hold conscious and unconsicious caste, race, religious, and ethnic biases. This is an evolving list, so if you have any support helplines / organizations you can add to the list, please feel free to send them over.

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Jill Langhus
Jun 13, 2020
Jun 13, 2020

Hello Dear Kirthi,

How are you and your family, Love? I can't think of any organizations like that, off the top of my head, but I will let you know if I come across any. Good luck with your list.

I hope you're doing well and that you have a good weekend.

Jap Mouki Christelle Alexandra
Jun 16, 2020
Jun 16, 2020

Thanks for sharing this update with us Kirthi. This post is worth broadcasting.

Jun 17, 2020
Jun 17, 2020

Thank you for sharing.
Hope you are safe ?
We love you so much .

Anita Shrestha
Jun 18, 2020
Jun 18, 2020

Thank you for sharing

Laetitia Shindano
Jun 23, 2020
Jun 23, 2020

Bonjour et merci Kirthi.


Veronica Ngum Ndi
Jul 15, 2020
Jul 15, 2020

Dear Kirthi
You are wonderful! I love your idea and wish you courage.Truly survivors hardly find support. Its usually half way done. Kudos for your write-up
In Sisterhood
Veronica Ngum

Jul 24, 2020
Jul 24, 2020

Thanks for sharing, stay safe!

Dec 09, 2020
Dec 09, 2020

Hi Kirthi,

we are based in Noida. check out
we are empowering communities through Education, Protection and Livelihood. We dont have a helpline but we intervene in direct complaints by women. Yes through 1098, we address the issues of violence and abuse against young girls through counselling, support and linkages with govt. schemes and programmes. would love to discuss with you.