Standing Against

INJUSTICE

At PARI, we stand as a beacon of hope and support for those who have experienced the harrowing effects of sexual violence. We are a pioneering institution dedicated to the prevention of sexual violence, advocating for survivors, and fostering a culture of empathy and understanding. Our unwavering commitment to this cause drives us forward every day.

Our Mission

PARI’s mission is clear: to empower survivors, break down the walls of silence and stigma, and work tirelessly to end sexual violence. We understand that the impact of such violence goes beyond the physical, affecting the psychological and emotional well-being of survivors. With compassion, resilience, and a vision for change, we are determined to make a difference.

RAISING VOICE

In the pursuit of our mission, “Raising Voice” represents our unwavering commitment to empowering survivors and fostering a culture of empathy and understanding. Through this initiative, we strive to break the walls of silence and stigma surrounding sexual violence, offering support, advocacy, and a vision for change. Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of survivors and work tirelessly to end sexual violence.

ABOUT

The Initiative Igniter: Yogita Bhayana

“Few Defining Moments Launch us to Life’s Higher Purpose.” Yogita, was witness to a road accident, the victim left to die by the roadside. Passerby’s stopped, looked, walked. Local administrations and hospitals gave a cold shoulder. The victims passing was that turning point. Made Yogita step into public space to support lives who cannot access public services, because of poverty & social class. She resolved to be voice of the oppressed. Helplessness of the road victim, apathy of Hospitals and uncaring state services, transported her to be a PEOPLE’s PERSON. She became voice of Women whose body and pride were Violated. Indian women have faced battery, abuse and rape
in mute silence for ages.

She joined and led the Nirbhaya movement from 2012 to 2020, alongside Nirbhaya’s mother. This campaign demanded, juvenile law age limit for rapists be lowered from 18 to 16 years. This movement led by Yogita became turning point in Parliamentary advocacy. Rajya Sabha the [Upper house of Indian Parliament] passed the JUVENILE JUSTICE AMENDMENT bill in 2016. Beyond the Nirbhaya movement, she continuously speaks for Woman who face abuse in communities. She is on the POSH/Sexual Harasssment committes of Companies and Various Institutions as a Nationally recognised expert.

In 2007 she bid farewell to her thrievijng career in kingfisher airlines and founded PARI (People against rapes in India) PARI is one of its kind institutions in India, advocating against sexual violence, providing prevention mechanisms and supporting survivors with psychological counselling. We advocate for rape survivors who can’t speak about their ordeal due to stigmatization. We undertake sensitization programmes on the need to end rape and victim blaming. Sexual violence significantly affects the physical, psychological, and emotional well – being of the victim. We use various platforms to educate people and also engage in interactive sessions via social media. Yogita Bhayana is also an POSH expert, she is adept in ways to protect women rights, working as a POSH trainer and also a part of Internal complaints committee (ICC) in different organisations including High court of Delhi. Currently she conducts workshops and training sessions
a POSH ( Prevention of sexual harrasment at workplace ) on the institutions and organisation’s invitation nationwide. To spread the message now she is now providing online training sessions as well as “Know about POSH” workshops.