This episode explores the work of the non-profit charitable organization Sambhali Trust through the lens of photographer Anne Gattilia. Click the link below to learn more about Sambhali Trust, and be sure to follow our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts too.
Sambhali Trust is a non-profit charitable organisation based in Jodhpur, whose focus is the development and empowerment of women and girls in Rajasthan.
We provide underprivileged Rajasthani women and girls with an education in English, Hindi and Maths, as well as training in vocational and social skills, to support them in developing confidence and self-esteem, and help them work towards financial independence.
We work with women and children from all communities in Jodhpur and the rural Thar desert area surrounding Setrawa, who experience discrimination on a daily basis because of their low status in class, caste and gender. These women are greatly suppressed due to the patriarchal nature of their society and have little or no access to education. They are denied the right to choose their husband and often face a high level of verbal, physical and sexual abuse within their family circle and community.
This is why Sambhali Trust was born in 2007: to empower these deprived women.