Women in India are oppressed in the name of caste, class, religion and patriarchy. Every hour two cases or rapes, four incidents of molestation and seven events of cruel harassment are reported. This includes dowry deaths, killings and suicides. The right to education, health and equal enjoyment at par with men is denied. Dalit women are forced into religious prostitution, known as “Devadasi”, “Jogini” and by many other names. Children of Devadasi women are discriminated and subject for many forms of exploitation.
Hence, AARDIP is working with women to enhance their opportunities of livelihoods, strengthening leadership to raise voice against gender discrimination, promoting exclusive platforms to discuss on the equal rights of women.