A safe, secure, clean and homely abode where any woman who is distressed or homeless can find shelter whenever she wants and for however long she needs.
Our Vision and Mission
We dream of a world where:
There is zero tolerance for violence
Where a person’s “gender” does not become a basis for violence, oppression or exploitation.
Where each individual is free to exercise one’s agency, to define oneself and “choose” the role they wish to play in society.
Where the integrity, dignity, individual identity and personhood of a person is not trampled upon.
Where every woman is freed from the centuries old yoke of patriarchy and she is not trampled upon solely for “being born female.”
Where the fluidity and of gender is understood and those who do not fit into the “man-woman gender binary” are given equal social acceptance as a human right.
Our Ideological Principles
Change begins in the mind
The ideological framework and principles that govern the thoughts and actions of the entire Shakti Shalini team are simple:
Equal educational, economic and social opportunities for all
Respect for individual choices, dignity, independence and personhood
Zero tolerance for violence
Gender is a powerful constituent of identity and defines, in varying degrees, the position and role one occupies in a given society. A patriarchal social system normalizes gender violence and discrimination. Our ideologies are formed in opposition to wide-spread and dominant discourses of patriarchy and gender discrimination that have plunged their claws deep into all frameworks of society whether legal and economic or pedagogic and familial.
All operations and activities of our organization are guided by our principles. Shakti Shalini respects all genders and all sexual orientations. We believe in the choice of the individuals with regard to gender and sexuality and attempt to aid them, if they seek it, in exercising their agency and upholding their choices regarding their identity.
Change begins in the mind
Provide a network of advocates and legal counseling to our clients facing police investigations and fighting legal battles against violence.
Accompany individuals as they make their individual journeys to empowerment. Make professional counseling, psychiatric aid and emotional support available to every survivor of violence and to their families.
Educate women regarding core issues that concern them such as their biology, reproductive cycle, hygiene and sanitation requirements and health maintenance for themselves and for children. Spread awareness gained through our work on social media and other public platforms for greater social sensitization regarding gender violence and discrimination.
Provide the personalized information and guidance required by each client in order to make independent and strategic life choices.
Offer professional, certified courses in a large variety of skills that can become a source of economic independence
Provide guidance and support in decision-making regarding investments and savings.
Take complete care of the survivors including providing them with medical facilities.
Regularly reach each out to communities with concentrated violence in order to engage their families and their youth in an organic and understanding process of ideological change against gender violence.
Improve the level of coordination and networking between organizations working against violence by facilitating a culture of internal referrals and linkages between allied agencies during times of crisis and emergency cases