Did you know that Mumbai is ranked second in India wrt crimes against women/ girls? The city reported 4530+ such cases against women last year.
This includes cases related to rape, harassment, threat, and robbery. Girls and women from low-income homes in Mumbai are most prone to these crimes. They often are not aware of the simple precautions they can take to avoid such incidents.
The violation whistle has been designed as a pocket-sized hand held device that makes a piercing siren noise when activated. The noise can be heard 75 feet away and does not stop unless a button is pressed. This gives the woman enough time to disorient the attacker, leave and gather attention without using force.
My friends and I have taken it upon ourselves to put an end to crimes against girls and women. Through Project Kanya Suraksha, we aspire to make a change in the lives of underprivileged women and work towards the reduction crimes by distributing violation whistles. This is being done in partnership with the Rotary Club of Bombay Hanging Garden who would help with the distribution of the whistles.
Each whistle costs just INR 100.
ALL FUNDING HAS 80G BENEFITS AS THE FUNDS GO TO ROTARY.
THE PROPOSED PACKAGING
My name is Saumya Thakker. I am 16 years old and in Grade 11 at the Aditya Birla World Academy.
It is extremely disheartening to know that many underprivileged women in Mumbai face harassment and threat on a regular basis. To solve this problem, we have started Project Kanya Suraksha.
Kanya Suraksha literally translated, as the ‘safety of a girl’ is a project that aims to eradicate harassment and rape in Mumbai. We aspire to create a change and make Mumbai safe for all women and girls.
Through this campaign, we are committed to help women in Mumbai slums feel more safe and secure by giving them violation whistles. The whistle is cost effective, easy to use and will help keep them safe at all times. We are mainly focusing on the less fortunate in Mumbai.
It costs just INR 100 to give the Gift of Safety to one woman. Please support my campaign and together let's make Mumbai a safer place.
WHERE WILL THE WHISTLES BE DISTRIBUTED?
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ABOUT THE PARTNERS
ROTARY CLUB OF BOMBAY HANGING GARDEN
Rotary Club Bombay Hanging Garden was chartered on 16th May 1986. The Rotary Club of Bombay Central sponsored it. The charity arm of the club Rotary Club of Bombay Central Island Trust was formed in the year 2004 under the umbrella of the Rotary Club of Bombay Hanging Garden.
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding of goodwill and peace through the improvement of health the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. The Foundation is a not for profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
ABOUT KANYA SURAKSHA
During the lockdown situation necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, four students from Aditya Birla World Academy put together an organization called Kanya Suraksha that now has a team averaging at 15 people. Kanya Suraksha literally translated, as the ‘safety of a girl’ is an organization that aims to eradicate the inhumane practices of rape in Mumbai. We aspire to make a change with respect to its de-stigmatization and also for the reduction of rape and molestation in Mumbai.
The plan is to undertake several projects like advocacy through social media, online forums and blogs; teaching basic self-defence; educating the offenders, and the officers. However, the main project comprises of raising funds for and distributing rape whistles amongst women who aren’t aware of or are unable to afford it. There are several other projects under this organization including self-defence sessions, sexual education, and partnering up with other NGOs.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as Rotary Club of Bombay Island Trust is a registered and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of IT act.
Will we get to know the details of how the money was spent?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to Rotary Club Bombay Hanging Garden. It will take from 60 to 120 days after that to get details of who the beneficiary was with details of them. Once I get this information from them I shall upload the picture of the beneficiary on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert and can read details about the beneficiaries.
When do I get the receipts?
It takes up to 2-3 weeks after the campaign is closed for the monies to be transferred to the NGO. The receipts will start getting processed about 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
How can we fund this campaign with a Cheque?
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After the funds are received and the above details are verified, the fund amount will be transferred to the respective campaign. This can take from 1-3 working days.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept and is growing very quickly.
It’s a concept that allows a large number of funders (like you) to fund an idea or a cause or event by giving small amounts of money online. Fueladream.com is a crowdfunding platform in India that allows for such pooling of funds. You can fund innovations and ideas on FuelADream and be the first to get these products or make them come true. You can also do a good turn by funding charities and causes through crowdfunding. When you fund a charity it’s more like a donation and you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on an FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries.