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Redbrigade - A support group of local women in Lucknow trained to protect

The Redbrigade, is a group of women fighters in Lucknow, India. Dressed in visible red and black, they are young girls mostly from low income backgrounds and victims of sexual abuse in the past. Trained in martial arts to protect and fight for the protection of others, these girls demonstrate great empowerment. They plan to create a red brigade team in every ward of their city, to act as vigilants and fight back against harassment.

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The red brigade is an inspiring success story of empowerment and transformation. It makes women stronger and believe in their inherent ability to fight back. It also taps on people within the community to help each other. I find it to be a low cost and scalable idea in low income communities. 


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