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Devadasi Women’s Rights and Dignity

Dhaatri is working with Devadasi women and youth to identify the challenges faced by them and lobby for their entitlements to rehabilitation and for legal protection to prevent young girls from being exploited. Currently we are undertaking district wise survey of Devadasi families in Karnataka and training youth in engaging with concerned departments for rehabilitation programmes to reach the invisible and unenumerated families. Mining affected Devadasi families are demanding for entitlements under the DMF funds for sustainable wages and basic amenities.

Devadasi Women Fight for their Rights

Devadasi women in Karnataka met with government officials and their elected representatives to put forward their demand for basic entitlements and the protection of their legal rights.