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Supporting Frontline Women in India

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"The situation is simply dire. Women Wing is looking for ways to get people food and safety. In every crisis, women and children are most affected. People have lost faith in health systems. We also need to prioritise women to get vaccinated.”
Shradhya Kashyap, Shobha Gautum, and Kasturi Patel as the Leaders of the Women’s Wing and National Executive of Ekta Parishad. Shradhya Kashyap is also a Board Member of Mahatma Gandhi Seva Ashram (MGSA).

Large parts of India are facing massive crises dealing with an unparalleled surge of Covid-19 infections, making it difficult for women and families to access health care, oxygen, and vaccines. A large number of people are struggling with basic needs – food, ambulance and transportation, and medicine. 

Covid has begun to spread to small towns and villages in this second wave, and health services are often scarce or overwhelmed with a large number of cases. So many are affected and they need immediate relief.

We, the International Gandhian Institute for Nonviolence and Peace Canada  (IGINP Canada), in association with Mahatma Gandhi Seva Ashram  (MGSA) and the Women’s Wing of Ekta Parishad, are doing our part in providing an immediate relief response to migrant, landless and marginalized communities in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh Bihar, Jarkhand and Orissa. We are supporting MGSA in their effort in arranging alternative make-shift healthcare and community facilities for those severely affected by the overflooded hospitals.

We plan to provide in Canadian dollars:
-- Production/distribution of 2000 face masks ($30).
-- Critical ambulance services with vehicle equipped with oxygen cylinders (cost of each $ 50).
-- Prescribed medicines to 60 patients in isolation in 6 villages ($100).
-- 300 nutrition packets  for children and babies ($ 500).
-- 100 dry food packets (rice and lentils) to women and families for 2 weeks  ($1,000).

We are undertaking awareness campaign to encourage vaccination, follow health guidelines, and connect people with our front line women workers for emergency support.
We are asking you to help us raise $20,000 to immediately for use in May 2021. These funds will provide emergency support.
Every $ counts in this crisis, and will be received with gratitude. We still have time to support many that are not affected.

Your donations will directly fund these emergency needs. All the monies raised in this GoFundMe page will be sent to MGSA to provide support to the women in need.



  • Anonymous
    • $150 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $43 
    • 3 yrs
  • Inna Didenko
    • $250 
    • 3 yrs
  • Elham Jeddi
    • $300 
    • 3 yrs
  • via IGINP Canada
    • $969 (Offline)
    • 3 yrs

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Int Gandhian Inst for Nonviolence and Peace Canada (IGINP Canada)
York, ON
Anuj Jain
Team member

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