Here’s how your CSR funding can help child survivors of sexual abuse and their families, who are in need of legal assistance, and give them the hope that a safer and more secure future is possible.
Project by: iProbono
Funding Required: INR 10,00,000
Category: Eligible CSR activity as per Companies Act 2013, Schedule VII
(iii) …measures for reducing inequalities faced by socially and economically backward groups;
Here’s what the folks at iProbono have to say about this project.
Story of Amal: Amal* was three-years-old when she was sexually assaulted by her neighbour. During the assault, she suffered injuries that required three re-constructive surgeries.
Amal could identify her assailant but despite her testimony, the Trial Court acquitted the accused on the basis that Amal was not a competent witness.
Amal was one of the many children in India who survive sexual abuse in silence, without being able to access justice, while their assailants walk free, putting more children at risk.
iProbono brought hope for Amal
Not one to lose hope, Munira*, Amal’s mother and an extraordinarily strong woman, approached us at iProbono, a non-profit that works to provide quality legal assistance to civil society and disadvantaged individuals, through HAQ Centre for Child Rights.
iProbono worked with lawyers from its network to file an appeal in the Delhi High Court against the Trial Court order. Within two months, the High Court set aside the original order and sentenced Amal’s assailant to life imprisonment.
As a result, today Munira is hopeful of a happy future for her daughter. However, Amal is just one child – a small drop in the ocean. YOU can help us make a bigger difference.
- Building our network of lawyers for children in other states and cities across India. This will require resources to review lawyers, review partner organisations, supervise the case, and ensure that access to justice is made possible.
- Expanding our physical presence to other metropolitan cities in India to be able to take the steps necessary to ensure that access to justice for children becomes a reality across the country.
- Relevant case management
- Case related research
- Resource coordination
A contribution from you will help child survivors of sexual abuse and their families, who are in need of legal assistance, and give them the hope that a safer and more secure future is possible. In some cases – like Amal’s – it will also help us get the offenders put behind bars, creating a safer India for many more children.
Make YOUR contribution NOW!
Contribute to provide access to justice to these children and enable us to lend them a voice and navigate the corridors of justice. Support us, as we try to create a safer world for them.
YOU can help us achieve our goals this month. To contribute using a bank account outside India, click HERE.
*Names changed to protect privacy
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