Selfhelp groups against violence in Indian villages

  “The  violence against women and children  in the villages is high, up to 60, 70 % of all families are affected”, says a woman selfhelp (SHG) group leader when I meet her during an annual celebration in the surroundings of Mangalore. “Since the women are organized in the SHGs (a project set up by…

A shelter for battered women on time and a marriage

   “Eightyseven women have been here since the beginning of this year, and every year more and more contact us via the help line or come directly to the shelter”,  H. tells me. H. is an Indian woman who fourty years ago started as s social worker in the surroundings of Mangalore and dedicated her…