Shivi Development Society

Save The Dreams Of Bawana's Girls

by Shivi Development Society India

Rs. 14,100

raised by 5 people

4% funded

Rs. 3,00,000 Goal
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    In January 2004, the Government of Delhi announced its plan of developing Yamuna Pushta, strip of land on the banks of the Yamuna, into a riverside promenade to be marketed as a major tourist attraction during the Commonwealth Games of 2010 in Delhi. At the time Pushta was already home to over 30,000 blue collared working-class families. The development scheme included the relocation of 75,000 people who had been occupying this land for over three decades. Despite determined efforts by the residents, campaigns by NGOs and community groups and appeals to the courts, the so-called Voluntary Relocation Scheme went ahead. In 2004, buildings on the Pushta strip were razed to the ground in round-the-clock operations. The courts, which had refused to recognise the rights of the occupying residents, turned a blind eye to the violence that followed.

    Resettlement plots in Bawana were assigned only to those who could provide proof of residence in the form of a ration card or a voter identity card. Documentary proof that one had been living in Pushta before 1990 were eligible for an 18 sq mt. in Bawana, while those who had been living since 1990 and before 1998 were eligible for a plot of 12.5 sq. mt. plot.

    According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the right to adequate housing cannot be effectively realized without access to public goods and services, including, water, health-care, transport, fuel, sanitation, lighting/ electricity, sewerage and waste disposal ad sufficient infrastructure. The services must be adequate in that they are based on the needs of the community. However, none of these facilities are available to the residents of Bawana and with the blatant neglect from the Delhi administration turning a blind eye to the needs and concerns of the residents, the communities suffer greatly from the lack of economic and social opportunities and the minimum basic standard of life as enshrined in the Constitution of India.   

    Thus the present project is aimed at supporting the young girls in Bawana by training them with vocational skills such as tailoring etc. The project has been running for a year now and has proved to be successful in empowering the girls of the Bawana slums. Due to constraints in financing, the project is suffering and thus the current effort at crowdsourcing the funds is being looked into.  

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Rs. 14,100

raised by 5 people

4% funded

Rs. 3,00,000 Goal
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