Durga, based in Bangalore, is a citizen-sector organization, working with the ultimate vision of creating gender equal spaces in India, deterrence of sexual harassment, and ensuring women's safety. Durga is an acronym for Dare to Understand behavior, Respond appropriately, and Guard ourselves Ably. What makes Durga unique is that our work involves a multi-pronged approach towards safety by treating it as a community problem. Through our programs, we explore sensitive topics with an easy-breakdown approach, offer experiential learning, and simple skills that aid safety. Our work is not restricted to women but also includes all gender working proactively in deterring sexual harassment and achieving gender equity. In all that we do, the power is always put back in the hands of the people.
Orchestrating the role of all four players: men, women, communities and spaces in women’s safety
Safety for all against sexual harassment