Humsafar, a support centre in Lucknow, which deals with human rights violation, has helped several women to overcome their fear and earn an honest living. It trains women in vocational skills and lets them live their dreams.

Pushpa Nagpal was marred with fear, violence, humiliation, and a bad marriage. All seemed lost to this resident of Lucknow, when she would return home to an abusive husband, every single day. After almost 13 long years of being physically, mentally, and verbally abused Pushpa finally filed a case against her husband, trusting the judiciary system of the state. Humsafar trained her in self defence, basic motor repair, and basic communication skills, apart from giving her a paid 7 month driver’s course.

Akhilesh Yadav, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh honoured Hamsafar Mahila Sahayata Center, Asha Trust, and other women like Pushpa and felicitated them with 7 autos and e-rickshaw, to earn a respectable living. At the ceremony People’s CM said, “The society can prosper only when the other half of the population gets equal rights and justice. The Constitution has given women equal rights and the same will be done in the country.”

Akhilesh Yadav, further congratulated the various organizations who are helping such brave women to a new way of life. He also highlighted how women across the globe have marched ahead due to their sheer dedication, determination, and hard work.