Domestic violence affects up to 55% of women in India.
Jesuit Missions is supporting a Para-legal Programme in Darjeeling, empowering women to stand up to the violence and to work together to create a change by becoming leaders. We are combatting the trafficking and exploitation of women through skills and livelihood training.
Jesuit Missions is working with local people’s forum Lok Manch who are supporting unscheduled castes ensuring the provision of basic entitlements. This includes bank accounts and birth certificates which were not always previously available.
Climate change is causing more unpredictable weather; such as earlier monsoon seasons bringing high waves, strong winds and storms that are not always forecasted. Fishing is one of the main local industries in the coastal regions of South India. Jesuit Missions is working with a local Jesuit institute to research new ways of forecasting the dangerous weather to protect fishermen who are out at sea with little or no signal.