One out of every three women in India is a victim of domestic violence. Further, 50% of men and women believe this act is justified. Domestic violence intensifies gender inequality, decreases productivity, increases economic burden and translates into poor health outcomes for both women and children.
Primary prevention of domestic violence will potentially save lives and money - investments made to prevent intimate partner violence can protect the physical, mental and economic development of individuals and communities. No Private Matter highlights priority areas to end domestic violence: prevention and early intervention, leveraging the power of the community, building evidence and strengthening the implementation of the Protection of Women against Domestic Violence Act.
Dasra evaluated over 110 non-profits in the sector and highlighted 13 organizations with the most scalable and impactful programs on the ground.