Gender based violence can be one of the most difficult and emotionally challenging situations to talk about. Gender based violence includes, but is not limited to, domestic violence against women, family abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment, child abuse, child sexual abuse and stalking. The patriarchal norms of society have created an environment where the shame and guilt is for the victim to bear. This leads to increased isolation of the individual and restricts their access to support to deal with the violence.
Responders on our 24 x 7 crisis lines are well trained in counselling skills and crisis management by providing professional support and confidential care to all callers. Aks aims to create a safe space where people can speak about their feelings, emotional trauma and distress. The goal is to ensure that no one victimized by Gender Based Violence should feel alone, irrespective of the time of day. We are there to Listen, Acknowledge and Empathize. The Responders also arrange call-backs with legal experts, to help address callers’ queries on the laws in India, reliefs available, and the paperwork required. If you or someone you know is going through gender based or domestic violence, call us for assistance. We are here to help you.