Wednesday, August 04, 2010

gulabi gang

Just heard about Gulabi Gang, a grassroots women's rights organization.

Sampat Devi Pal founded the Gulabi Gang, the women in pink saris who help women in Uttar Pradesh - North of India.

Sampat Pal recruits those she helps. There are several thousand women in pink saris, each of them poor and illiterate. By joining the Gang, they come to discover in themselves strength and courage. They fight for dignity and for the rights of the humble ones.

The Gulabi Gang protects the powerless from those who abuse their power. They retaliate against violence of brutal husbands, they crack down on those who abandon their families. They fight corruption and they force reluctant police officers to register cases for underprivileged people.

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