The initiative of voice against sexual violence was started by Usha Vishwakarma, along with a group of 15 young women and girls. Most of them are sexual violence survivors from lower strata of socio-economic structure; based out of Madiyaon in Lucknow, they formed a group named Red Brigade Lucknow in 2011 to fight and raise the voices against sexual vioklence. Our initiatives have been noticed by more than fifty countries; they have filmed the documentaries, along with the massive coverage in print media.
To further the cause we developed:
NISHASTRA: “NISHASTRA”( New Instrument against Sexual Harassment and Stand Against Rape Aggression) is a blend of learning’s of various techniques, incidences, situations & real experiences shared by sexual violence survivors of our group and self-defence techniques of many countries which specifically fits for self-defence against sexual violence, till date we have trained over 1,50,000 girls/women with NISHASTRA, 56,000 out of this was done under the CAVACH Mission of Uttar Pradesh Government and the rest across 7 States and almost 50 prestigious organizations to name a few like Many Universities, Railways, Metros, Banks, Police, Professional Educational Institutions etc.