We aim to see the transformation of India into a safe, peaceful, and encouraging place for women and girls by empowering women and families with the awareness, education, and support they need to become agents of change in their communities. This effort requires a comprehensive approach to ending domestic violence.
India is the most dangerous place in the world to be a baby girl. Indian girls aged 1 to 5 are 75% more likely to die than boys. This is the worst gender disparity in child mortality of any country in the world. Find out more about what leads to domestic violence.
The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (2005) aims to restore a woman to a position of equality within the home. Our challenge today is to grow awareness of the Act and how it helps women and girls, and to support them as they take action.