Hothur Foundation is a diversified philanthropic organisation that aims at uplifting the economically backward and tackling grave issues faced by women and society. The implementation of nationwide lockdown to combat the ongoing pandemic has documented a profound impact on the entire human environment. Domestic violence and gender-based violence against women during the lockdown in India as well as all over the world emerged as a big public health threat with studies showing a 92% increase in domestic violence cases throughout the country.
Restrictive mobility and fear of getting caught prevent abuse victims from seeking help and reaching out to their regular support systems. With its initiative #HothurEmpowers , Hothur Foundation aims to help victims of domestic and gender-based violence get their lives back on track. Currently the foundation is sheltering these women and their children in safe homes and helping them get back to normal with psychological counselling, rehabilitative therapy, financial aid and medical treatment.
“We want to reach out to as many women as possible to rehabilitate them and empower them with hope so they can stand on their own feet,” says Hothur Shadab Wahab founder at Hothur Foundation.
Acid attacks are an extreme form of gender-based violence, an act so brutal it takes away the face and identity of women. Hothur Foundation has taken multiple dominant steps to help them recover with rehabilitation surgeries and employed them in its projects. With the #HothurEmpowers initiative, Hothur Foundation aims to not just help the abused but educate people and children on a grassroot level, provide employment for security, mentor them psychologically.