We Strive – We Rise
Yes She Rises
Over 9000 women and girls are still trapped in Karnataka's Devadasi Tradition
What We Found
Devadasi tradition is an illegal practice of religious servitude that denies devadasi girls right to rise. Right to equal opportunity and safe life. A pubescent Dalit girl is often sold to the highest bidder in the name of religion. This tradition continue to exist in North-interior Karnataka,. Poverty, illiteracy and absence of economic opportunities forces devadasi mothers to give away their daughters to this tradition.
What does a girl want
A girl needs love, a safe home and education. But daughter of a devadasi in villages of north interior Karnataka can hardly dream of such a future. Her mother, a devadasi, was also robbed of a safe home and education. But this is 21st century. The devadasi girl is not afraid. Her devadasi mother is not afraid. She is determined to give her daughter education and a safe home. She is rising.
she has a right to dream
9000 devadasis are rising – they want a safe and a healthy life for themselves and their children, proper education and job opportunities
devadasis in north-interior are uniting
Make her dream a reality
Be part of this exciting movement – Change her world – Champion her cause – see her rise
Why is it Important?
Strong women make strong homes – strong girls make strong societies – Your action will make a difference
What can we achieve?
Your support can change the lives of 9733 devadasis. A self-reliant devadasi can stop dedication of her daughter