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Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault

Roshni studies in 7th standard in a government school. One day, walking home from school, Roshni finds that she is being followed by two boys on a bike. Her pace quickens but the boys catch up and start to pull at her clothes. This is a fairly common occurrence in India. Stats show that 1 in 3 girls in India are eve-teased or subject to assault.

Roshni however is not part of that statistic. As the boys start to harass her, she stares right back at them bringing out her ‘dangerous self’. She screams a loud “NO” to deter them. When they don’t stop, she takes a swing at one with her bag and throws a full-force punch to another’s nose. They go off balance and fall. Stunned at the response and hurt, while a crowd gathers to help finish the lesson that was being taught to the boys, Roshni takes down the number of the bike and marches to the local police station to file a complaint. She knows that sexual harassment is a crime under section 354A of the Indian Penal Code and the Police must take action. A dispersing crowd cheers her on.

Roshni is one of the 1500 girls that MukkaMaar trains to feel confident and empowered. MukkaMaar works to build inner power in adolescent girls with a strong belief that if the perception of being weak and helpless is removed, something deeper is ignited in girls. We work in partnership with government schools, and every girl in 6, 7th and 8th standard is trained in physical and non-physical activities. We use fitness, physical and verbal self defence, identification of types of violence, boundary setting, assertiveness training, negotiation, forum theatre and much more.

To ensure that our 1500 girls continue to get their MukkaMaar Classes till April 2023, we need ~20 Lakhs.

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MukkaMaar partners with the municipal corporation in Mumbai to deliver it’s programs through government schools. The girls who we empower in these schools are first generation learners, likely to become child brides, are malnourished and believe that women and girls must be subservient to men and accept violence. MukkaMaar plays a key role in shifting this narrative.

MukkaMaar girls

Believe they are strong enough to defend themselves - 88%
Have stopped an attack - 47%
Know that it's never their fault - 83%

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How will your donation be used?

Currently, MukkaMaar has 1500 girls from class 6th to 8th across 39 government schools in Mumbai. They are part of the MukkaMara Girls program, where each batch of girls gets 2 MukkaMaar classes every week for a period of 3 years. For these girls, the classes started in July 2020, post the pandemic.

To ensure that we can continue their training in the coming year, we need your support to raise INR 85 Lakh.

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MukkaMaar wall of fame!

 

Priya Paithankar

Priya Paithankar

Amount Donated
₹1,800
RK

Rupali Katkar

Amount Donated
₹300
AT

Aneri Thakkar

Good work you guys :)

Amount Donated
₹1,000
RR

Raina Rawat

Keep up the good work. Thanks

Amount Donated
₹300
Anonymous User

Anonymous

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₹900
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Anonymous

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₹300
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Anonymous

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₹301
Anonymous User

Anonymous

Amount Donated
₹10,000
Anonymous User

Anonymous

Amount Donated
₹10,000
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Sunita Chadda

Blessings

Amount Donated
₹10,000
HG

Hitesh Gupta

Amount Donated
₹10,204
AS

A Srinivasan

Amount Donated
₹10,000
AS

Aravindan S

Amount Donated
₹10,000
KS

Kedar Sohoni

Amount Donated
₹15,306
SJ

Savita Joshi

Rise and Shine

Amount Donated
₹20,408
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Roopal Kewalya

Amount Donated
₹2,041
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Anonymous

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₹10,000
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Anonymous

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₹6,123
AT

Anisha Tolani

Amount Donated
₹4,000
Ujwala Rao

Ujwala Rao

Amount Donated
₹10,800
NM

Nidhi Mota

Thanks for bringing up girls who can not-only defend themselves but perhaps others as well ... Kudos. By the way, I have seen that when others know you can fight for yourself … Read more

Thanks for bringing up girls who can not-only defend themselves but perhaps others as well ... Kudos. By the way, I have seen that when others know you can fight for yourself, they stay away. Good luck.

Amount Donated
₹10,800
JJ

Jaya Janardanan

Amount Donated
₹10,800
JB

Jaimeen Bulsara

Thank you for the work you are doing.

Amount Donated
₹1,270
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Anonymous

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₹300
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Anonymous

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₹500
SJ

Samyak Jain

All the best Ishita and team :) Hope to know you and meet you soon!

Amount Donated
₹300
KS

Keta Shroff

Amount Donated
₹300
PB

Prasad Baji

Keep fighting injustice

Amount Donated
₹10,000
MJ

Mehul Jain

Amount Donated
₹300
DD

Deepti Dyondi

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₹300
Anonymous User

Anonymous

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₹5,000
Ishita Sharma

Ishita Sharma

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₹300
AS

Avinash Shegokar

Amount Donated
₹501
DD

Deepti Dyondi

Amount Donated
₹500
IS

Ishita Sharma

Amount Donated
₹500
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Anonymous

Amount Donated
₹1,000
TD

Tanvi Dhingra

Congratulations on the work you are doing. All the very best!

Amount Donated
₹500
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