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Red Brigade Lucknow is a non-governmental organization located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. The organization was founded by Usha Vishwakarma and focuses on empowering women through self-defense education.

Usha Vishwakarma survived an attempted sexual assault by a coworker at the age of eighteen.

In 2010, while conducting a workshop with teenaged girls, Usha Vishwakarma discovered that most of the participants (53 out of 55) were sexually assaulted in their own houses by their own family members or close relatives. This workshop broke their belief that the girls are safe at home. Hence along with a group of 15 girls, most of them the victim of one or other form of sexual assault decided to fight back. Red Brigade Lucknow is formed by a group of Survivors of Sexual Violence under the leadership of Usha Vishwakarma. Red Brigade Lucknow is a group of Survivors.

Initially, the group started an awareness campaign regarding women issues through street plays and workshops; dressed in red and black, red denoting struggle and black denoting protest. Subsequently, the Red Brigade members took martial arts lessons at a local studio in Lucknow; however, as word spread of the group, several international teachers began to travel to instruct the group. Later, they found that self-defense techniques are more reliable in protecting oneself from sexual assault; the Brigade learned self-defense and started training/equipping other girls with the self-defense techniques under the name Mission One Million.

Domestically, the Red Brigade Lucknow has received extensive media coverage in India including numerous television appearances, radio interviews, and news coverage.



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What we do

We Protest against Sexual Violence & Give Women Self-Defense

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Everybody has a part to play in counteracting rape. There are a wide range of ways that you can venture in or have any kind of effect in the event that you see somebody at chance.

Prevent It

The objective of sexual viciousness aversion is straightforward—to prevent it from occurring in any case.

Increase Awareness

The objective is to stop awful conduct before it goes too far from intoxicated celebrating to rape.

Don't Let your Right

All individuals have a fundamental appropriate to be regarded. Individuals who submit savagery take away that privilege. It can affect someone's internal being.

Stop Before it Happens

A major piece of halting sexual brutality is remembering it before it happens. Some portion of this counteractive action is instructing individuals to see circumstances that could heighten.

Grow Productivity

The best way to evade sexual violence is by evading and through learning martial art self-defense. We strongly recommend every women to gain knowledge about self-defense.