India - A project for the promotion of marginalized women

25 November 2016

India – 25 November 2016 - Violence against Dalits (the "outcasts" or "untouchables") in India has increased in recent years, according to official data of the National Crime Record Board (NCRB) released in recent months. Dalit women are doubly discriminated against, by sex and social status. In Tamil Nadu, the Salesians have been fighting for years alongside the marginalized, especially children and Dalit women. Now they have designed an initiative which aims to help women acquire tools that can improve self-esteem and skills. The project involves 1200 women from 45 villages, in which the Salesians intend to organize 120 self-help groups over two years.

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ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

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