Addressing Abusive Practices
Women and girls in India, especially from the marginalized communities experience discrimination, abuse and violation of their basic human rights. Practices such as early marriage, early pregnancy, female foeticide, dowry etc. continue to plague India. Socially accepted abuse underscores violence and discrimination. Consequentially, women and girls experience barriers to physical, emotional and psychological development. MAMTA promotes and advances female centric and community intervention models to empower individuals, communities by creating opportunities for dialogue on discriminatory and culturally inequitable gender norms and practices. MAMTA’s emphasis is on strengthening administrative systems for enforcement of laws and policies, community mobilization, empowerment of young people, networking and strengthening capacities of CSOs.