Home should be the safest place in the world. But for millions of women and girls, it’s just the opposite. Every day, girls like Simran are being beaten or sexually abused by someone they know: a trusted family member, partner or neighbour. Home shouldn’t hurt.
ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty.
Our dedicated local staff are ending violence against women and girls and helping change lives, for good. We won’t stop until women and girls are out of danger, out of poverty and on track to create the future they want.
Shivani is the coordinator of an ActionAid-supported One-Stop Crisis Centre based in Bhopal, India. She writes about our Christmas appeal, Home Shouldn’t Hurt, what it means to her and why it’s so important to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence.