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About Project Garima

Project Garima seeks to provide legal awareness and literacy to girls and young women to improve their understanding on their constitutional rights and how best they can access the benefits that has been laid down in our Constitution. It is designed to strengthen the capacity of women with adequate knowledge of their statutory rights, entitlement under various schemes and access to social and legal justice. This will not only provide empowerment but a better future for girls and young women leading to a stronger and more inclusive society.

Why legal literacy is important for women?

Many children, adolescent girls and young women, particularly from poor and underprivileged families and communities lack awareness and understanding of their Constitutional rights and legal entitlements aimed at improving their life situation and promoting their welfare and wellbeing. As a result, they are unable to access and enjoy many of the rights and legal entitlements that are available and to seek justice when they are denied the same.

Project Goal

Providing legal literacy and access to free legal aid for 10 million girls and young women in next three years from 100 districts across the country through digital first and a blended learning approach.

 

Objectives

  • To improve awareness and understanding of basic rights, freedoms and legal entitlements in 10 million girls and young women through the blend of online and offline learning methods aimed at enabling their access to legal aid and justice.
  • To mobilise and build capacities of 5,00,000 Legal Literacy Mitras (LLM) from the 100 priority districts who act as master trainers and champions of change in their respective villages and slums.
  • To develop the curriculum and training manual for advancing legal literacy among girls and young women using the human-centered design approach by involving girls and young women themselves in defining the legal literacy needs and designing their own learning curriculum and content.

Target Population

  • 10 million adolescent girls and young women to be sensitised from underprivileged families of 100 priority districts in 15 states.
  • 5,00,000 young women trained as LLM and master trainers in their respective villages and slums.

Target States

Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana.

 

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