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The Power of Education

In 2008, when Ullesh was four years old, he migrated from Raichur to Bangalore with his parents and settled in the labour colony of Iblur. His mother stayed at home to take care of him, and despite knowing about the creche, his parents initially did not trust the teachers and refused to send Ullesh there. […]

Understanding the Realities Faced by Rural Women in India

In Varanasi, we have been working with women’s savings and credit for the last 5 years now. In 2023, we started some in-depth work into their livelihoods. Though the Sampark team knows, who does what for their living in the village, to have a systematic and organized understanding, we did a survey of women’s livelihoods, […]

Sampark Recommendations for Future Policy Action and Rights Advocacy for Devadasis

Sampark Policy Recommendations for Devadasis

Devadasis face many challenges when it comes to accessing their rights. These challenges present themselves in every sphere of their lives – employment opportunities, access to education, savings and security, healthcare, and even extend to familial tensions and lack of support systems for their children. Where governmental schemes exist, their execution within the community is […]

Children of Devadasis: Challenges and the Need for Future Reforms

Blog on Children of Devadasis

While the existing devadasis continue to suffer repercussions of their dedication, the children of Devadasis too face and grapple with the undeserved struggles that have become bitter remnants of the past – a past which risks ruining their present and future. Present Challenges According to a study conducted by Sampark, 62 of 70 Devadasi respondents […]

Can We Deliver Justice to the Devadasis? Laws and Current Policy Landscape in India

Justice to Devadasis

The devadasi practice was first abolished during the British Raj under Lord Reading in 1925. Since then, many laws and policies have been proposed and passed to protect the rights of Devadasis. However, despite legal sanctions to combat the existence of the system, the Devadasi practice still prevails in different parts of modern India.  Let […]

The Present Day Devadasi system: Sexual exploitation of women in the name of tradition

Present Day Devadasi

According to a one-man commission report constituted by the Government of Andhra Pradesh in 2013, there are about 4,50,000 devadasis spread across the country.  The National Commission for Women (NCW), however, reported only 48,358 Devadasis in India (Kothari, et al. 2019). It is perceivably hard to enumerate the exact number of Devadasis in the country. […]

Interns in the new-normal

Reflections – Akshata Mahesh Bhat, Jindal Global Law School In light of recent events highlighting the situation faced by migrant workers, I was keen on learning more about their lives, the issues they face and how I could possibly do something about the same. Having heard of Sampark and their activities as an NGO in […]

Sampark Ngo in Halegondabala distributing education Kits to poor child

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