Nearly 1 in 2 women in India experience violence in their homes. As well as the physical and emotional pain, injuries can prevent them from working to earn the income they need to break the cycle of poverty. You can help end violence against women in India by training local women as ‘PeaceMakers’. PeaceMakers educate families in their communities to prevent domestic violence, as well as offering support and counselling to help stop violence and bring peace to homes.
About this project
As a PeaceMaker, Sarah has reached over 40 families in her community, helping to end violence against women and girls through education, counselling and connections to support services.
Your Support Will Help• Train women as PeaceMakers in their local community
• Families receive domestic violence counselling
• Women access legal aid and support services
• Women, men and children learn how to prevent gender-based violence
• End violence against women and girls.
THE IMPACT SO FARTo date, over 200 women trained as PeaceMakers have worked on close to 4,400 cases of domestic violence in India. PeaceMakers have also reached more than 75,000 people in their communities with knowledge on how to prevent violence from starting, and how to take action before it’s too late. Train a PeaceMaker today and help end violence against women in India.
Funding will be directed to the area of greatest need within the proposed program. Sometimes programs may change in scope and in this case, Opportunity may redirect funding to a suitable alternative program.