©2020 by Shakti.

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SHAKTI

Making Illiteracy Irrelevant in Accessing Justice

Shakti is a mobile-based intervention that empowers Indian women with low levels of literacy to enforce their rights and access legal and public health resources.

WHO WE ARE

Connecting Women to Legal and Public Health Resources

Shakti is an organization that believes that all women, regardless of their literacy levels, should have the information and opportunities they need to enforce their legal rights.

WHAT WE DO

Shakti aims to promote social equity by increasing access to justice. We want to help women in India, understand, use, and shape the laws that affect them.

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Shakti leverages the high mobile penetration rate in India to reach women who are otherwise cut off from the legal system. We create audio and visual content that provides

  1. legal information

  2. plans of action, and

  3. access to legal and public health resource

We are in the process of developing our pilot. Once implemented, women can call us and navigate an automated Interactive Voice Response System. We develop content on issues that affect women in India. Starting with Domestic Violence, we plan to cover Sexual Harassment, Rape, and Divorce, among other pressing issues.

 

The content delivery is simple and accurate, continuously accessible, unbiased, and available in local languages.

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Would you like to support our efforts?

I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.

B.R. Ambedkar