Prayatn, Delhi

Prayatn was set up with the objective of empowering the marginalized by building their capacities through education and skill development, thereby enlarging the range of options available to them. It has been working in the areas of health, education, community based women development, and preventing domestic violence. Prayatn is seeking support to intensify their work in their Crisis Management Centre andthree existing Mahila Panchayats, and restart one Mahila Panchayat, with the aim to reduce the prevalence of gender based violence. They will achieve this by providing psycho social counselling support, and a three pronged approach of working with the individual, the community, and developing linkages with resource agencies for legal support, building knowledge and awareness, and access to support services around shelter homes and rehabilitation.