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Abhayanavita on Working With Women and Girls to Step Free of Discrimination and Sexual Violence in India - The Buddhist Centre Podcast

Posted by sanghadhara on Tue, 13 February, 2018 - 07:04
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Abhayanavita has been involved with Triratna as a community since the age of 13. In her early days she learned to face her own difficult past with a fearlessness that is now reflected in her Buddhist name. She also learned to fight back against social injustice and gender discrimination via the Ashvaghosha project, educating people with plays and songs. 

These days she continues that work in new ways, working at the Bahujan Hitay Project in her home town of Amravati to run a hostel for vulnerable and abused women, and to help young women and girls step free of domestic and sexual violence, giving them the tools they need to take their future into their own hands. 

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Amaladipa's picture

Hearing about your work gave me hope that all it takes is a brave human being with commitment in the right place at the right time to change the world. Thank you Abhayanavita for your inspiring and humbling work. You are exemplary.

saravantu's picture

Hey Abhaynavita, you’re doing such great work there, sadhu! I’m so happy that Karuna supports this project. I’ll be interested to hear how things go as you develop the interaction with men and boys.

Much metta

Saravantu