NoMoreNirbhaya was launched on Dec 16th, 2016 on the fourth anniversary of the Delhi Rape Incident. #NoMoreNirbhaya – NMN is a citizen-driven movement that was started to create safer public spaces for women, girls, transgender and other vulnerable groups in Chennai.
“A safe city is one that promotes the elimination of gender-based violence, while at the same time promoting equal opportunities for men and women in all the spheres of social, economic, cultural and political life (access to employment, education, political participation, resources, and leisure, etc.).” (Jagori)
EMPOWER, a program that trains girls and women on basic self defense techniques for their own safety and protection.
Teaching girls and women, self-defense techniques has become the need of the hour as they always face a potential risk of being attacked when travelling in buses over longer routes, walking through secluded and dark areas in their neighborhood. So, we plan to introduce them situation-based self-defense training that will comprise basic techniques on avoidable and unavoidable situations.
Our Target Groups are:
- School Girls
- College Girls
- Working Women
- Community Women
Holding a Self-Defense Course in Your School/College/Workplace/Community
Want EMPOWER sessions in your campus? Our self-defense classes can be tailored for your group and taught at a convenient location for your group. Self-defense classes can be offered privately to a group or open to all registrants.
Course length and topics of concern can be modified to accommodate your situation at a convenient location. We recommend that female be twelve years or older, but class outline and format can be altered for younger ages or maturity. In case of more number of girls as in case of Schools, we will bring in enough volunteers from our side to train them.
Our classes are taught over 6 hours in a day, but classes may be taught over other time periods and duration.
Minimum group size is 10 girls/women.
Who can approach us?
- School Management
- College Management
- Workplace Institutions
- Women Hostel Management
- Community Based Groups
Reclaiming Safer Transportation
Reclaiming Safer Spaces for Women and Girls in Chennai’ was launched on March 8th, 2017. This was the first initiative as part of our long term project #NoMoreNirbhaya where we hope to create safer public spaces for women.
A survey was released encouraging residents of Chennai to participate and voice their opinion about traveling in Chennai. The survey included mainly three areas- general opinion about safety of public transportation in Chennai, their personal travel choices and experiences; and specific questions related to sexual assault.
The aim was to get data on what people felt about travelling in Chennai. Though Chennai has been identified as (comparatively) safer city in India, we still have a lot of incidents of women facing assault. So we thought we would conduct a survey to get some numbers and act on it to make our city safer.