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In December 2012 the family of the victim established the Nirbhaya Trust, an institute formed to assist women who have experienced violence to find shelter and legal assistance. Due to the fact that Indian laws do not allow the publishing of a rape victim’s name, it was named Nirbhaya which means fearless in Hindi, after the name used by the media. The victim’s father stated, “So many people supported us, so … we want to help those girls who have no one.

How & What we do

Nirbhaya Jyoti Trust offers information and support to people who have been hurt by crime or a traumatic experience. We provide direct assistance to the victims of crime through counseling, legal advice and psychological and economic rehabilitation. Also we assist, associate, establish contact and work in liaison with government and non-governmental organizations. If you or your known […]

Founder’s Message

I was just another woman of this country who grew up listening to the stories where sometimes the ‘morality’ took over all the sins and the other times the same ‘morality’ shunned the beliefs in humanity. The words like ‘morality’, ‘shame’, ‘culture’, ‘values’ and ‘blame are words that has always been imposed on women. But […]

Vision and Mission

Victim-blaming continues to be the rule, not the exception. For women, this is particularly true, living as we do with a cultural preference that so persistently portrays women as the cause of our own undoing. In cases of rape, even more so. It’s a real ‘shame’ when we do that because it gives birth to […]