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  project name ~ Saathiship-Taraji

category ~ Saathi

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Saathiship-Taraji

  NGO

 

Prayas

  Category

 

Saathi

  District

 

Bhilwada

  State

 

Rajasthan

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 240000

 

  Year Approved

 

2008

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

      3  

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Nivedita Seerpi
Nitin Ved
Neetu Jain

 

Austin
Austin
Seattle
Austin

 

  Caption

 

 

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  Summary

 

 

Taraji has been working with womens issues in the Bhilwada dist. of Rajasthan since 1986. She started her stint in the area as a social-worker in UNICEF funded "Womens Development Program." After the decade-long project ended, she stayed on to serve as an advocate for the rural women who continue to seek her out. Taraji holds degrees in Psychology and Social Work, and has authored many articles on womens issues. Her book on witch-hunting in Bhilwada is awaiting release.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

Taraji continues her fight to raise awareness about violence against women in every form- female feticide, dowry deaths, domestic violence, rape. Her work with witch-hunting victims has led to the Govt. of Rajasthan drafting the "Dayan Virodhi Act." She is working to educate UNICEF and other organizations about "natha-pratha." Her sustained work with women has led to a community that is more sensitized towards this issue and a more supportive judiciary.

 

  Goals

 

 

Taraji continued her work with the women in Bhilwada well after institutional funding dried up. The saathiship will support her current efforts with all facets of women''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s issues-awareness, empowerment, prevention, rehabilitation and policy.

 
 

  


 
 
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