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'Red Brigade' Led By Rape Survivors Is Empowering UP's Young Girls Against Sexual Violence

Red Brigade is a women-led organization founded by activist Usha Vishwakarma to help survivors of rape and sexual as well as domestic violence. Since its inception in 2011, 'Red Brigade' has helped over 2 lakh women overcome their obstacles and gain empowerment through jobs and a sense of identity. With rampant sexual violence against women across Uttar Pradesh and the government as well as the police's inability to curb the crimes or properly punish all perpetrators, the women of Red Brigade have taken it into their own hands to empower young women and girls in nearby villages of Lucknow through its '100 Days 100 Villages' mission. Under the initiative, members of the Red Brigade will be travelling to a hundred villages to give self-defence training to girls so that they can defend themselves in real-life emergencies.

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