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On a regular basis, women go through some form of sexual harassment and they don't talk about it or don't even know what to do about it. The number of crimes (against women) reported is not equal to the number of crimes that happen. 

 

This is because many crimes are not reported. More often than not, there is less or lack of awareness among women about their rights. Thereby, there is little or no action taken against the violence they are subjected to. Many are afraid to even step into a police station and their problems remain unattended. 

 

At Durga, with an underlying thought - Reporting crimes might reduce crimes - we began this program called Take A Step. We launched this through an initiative called #BeTogetherBangalore in association with Bangalore City Police. 

Take A Step

How often have we been in a problem related to sexual harassment and felt absolutely lonely! We don’t know whom to speak to, whether to speak about it and if at some stage it was our fault. It’s been 5 years since we have all been shaken by what happened in Delhi that terrible night. Durga was set up as a result of that night. Even today, we feel that nothing has really changed for any of us if we go somewhere asking for help when we are harassed. Durga is launching an initiative that will Take a Step towards you and that you Take a Step towards to discuss your issue. 

A patient hearing of what you feel and what you have been through without judging is what you need and is what we will give. Once you have discussed your mind, you can calmly think of next steps.

A patient hearing of what you feel and what you have been through without judging is what you need and is what we will give. Once you have discussed your mind, you can calmly think of next steps.

Crime and Punishment enforced efficiently is a great way to deter more violence against women and girls! 

Our panel of experts and able counsellors can be reached through us. They will guide you on your emotions, help you take control of the situation and support you in your next steps planning. 

Our panel of legal advisors and law experts and our network with police can give you sound advice and help take action. Crime and Punishment enforced efficiently is a great way to deter more violence against women and girls! 

You are never alone!

Team Durga and our Networks and Panel is always with you to walk this path with you!

#BeTogetherBangalore

 Helping women reclaim safe spaces

#BeTogetherBangalore is one of its kind initiatives by Durga in association with Bangalore City Police. During early 2020, this campaign was launched under the leadership of Isha Pant, DCP, South East Division. Through extensive social audits, 13 regions in South-East Bangalore were identified as black spots of safety due to various relevant factors. 

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Livelihood opportunities for women on streets

An isolated street is a nightmare to a woman. A street with just men can be walked on but with caution. A street with men as well as women creates some confidence for other women to walk on. Keeping this in mind, Durga aims to encourage more women street vendors to occupy public spaces. This instills courage in women to occupy these spaces. 

DAREs

Team Durga will create active bystanders in these steps as part of Take A Step too to intervene whenever there’s a threat to a woman. Durga will recognise them as REAL HEROES for their active intervention in making public spaces safe for women.

Infrastructure

An isolated street is a nightmare to a woman. A street with just men can be walked on but with caution. A street with men as well as women creates some confidence for other women to walk on. Keeping this in mind, Durga aims to encourage more women street vendors to occupy public spaces. This instills courage in women to occupy these spaces. 

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