A social enterprise that uses creative education and art innovation to empower street children & young adolescent girls

Protsahan aims at raising the status of girls in current society and to change the way people think about them. Protsahan works hard to promote gender equality and empower women and girls who are denied their rights. We see huge disparities in women’s access to education, safe living conditions, safe access to sanitation and access to justice. We educate our children, including the boys we help, on the rights of women and the importance of gender equality. We teach women the basics of family planning, the importance of educating themselves and their daughters, the basics of hygiene and much more. Countless studies have shown that the healthiest and happiest societies are those in which women have achieved an equal or close to equal footing to men. Women who are highly educated, have access to quality healthcare and family planning, and have the ability to decide on the course of their lives contribute to the positive economic growth of their communities in astounding ways. They in turn educate their children who acquire and propagate the same healthy behaviours. In the report presented by UNDP (2013), India ranks 132nd out of 187 countries on the gender inequality index, an issue that Protsahan is addressing at its very basic level.