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Mamatha Raghuveer Achanta

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Full Name  Mamatha Achanta
Occupation  Activist
Nationality  Indian
Website  mamatharaghuveer.in
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Born  19 December 1967 (age 49) (1967-12-19) Nalgonda, Telangana, India
Known for  Activism for children's rights and work against child marriages

Mamatha Raghuveer Achanta is a women and child rights activist and has served as Chairperson, Child Welfare Committee, Warangal District Member, A.P. State Commission for Protection Child Rights, and Founder and Executive Director, Tharuni, a non-government organization (NGO) that focuses on girl child and women empowerment. She has participated in rescues and adjudicated on issues such as exploitation, violence, child sexual abuse, child marriages, and neglect.

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Work against child marriages

Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer Achanta formed balika sanghas (girls’ collectives), to empowering girls aged between 14 and 18 years using multiple approaches such as savings schemes, awareness-building programmes, and vocational training, raising the self-worth of their members and specifically to stop child marriages in Warangal District.

NILA (Network of International Legal Activists)

Dr Mamatha founded Network of International Legal Activists (NILA) in 2015 which works for protection of Rights of Women & Children globally. NILA's Mission is to help women & children get access to speedy Justice through Legal aid, counselling, creating awareness about Law and protecting their Rights by offering victim assistance services. This network aspires to bring together legal activists to ensure that the human rights of vulnerable groups that are subjected to marginalization, such as women and children are addressed in the context of crime prevention and criminal justice reform. The network is international in scope to make justice accessible to all despite migration of women and children from one part of the world to another. NILA aims to increase the access to judicial and other legal mechanisms, extend assistance to victims by ensuring legal counselling and aid, offering physical and psychological support and therapy, and create an environment for their rehabilitation.

NILA has taken up 45 cases from five countries and helped the women through legal Aid & Counselling. NILA filled two Public Interest Litigation (PIL) related to Child Deaths in Academic Institutions due to the negligence of Managements & un-necessary Surgeries in Women & children effecting their health in Honorable Lokayuktha of AP & Telangana.

NILA along with Save the Children organized Consultation to review the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) bill, 2012 held on 15/09/2015 at ASCI, Banjarahills Campus, Hyd- from 11 AM to 2 PM. Hon’ble Union Minister of labour and employment Sri Bandaru Dattatreya was the Chief Guest and Hon’ble Minister for Home & Labour, Employment & Training, Telanagna Sri Nayani Narsimha Reddy was the Guest of Honour.

BHAROSA - Support Center For Women & Children (An Initiative of Hyderabad City Police)

Dr Mamatha is the Technical Partner to “BHAROSA” – A SUPPORT CENTER FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN which is an initiative of Hyderabad City Police. She has conceptualized this unique initiative along with Ms Swati Lakra IPS to help the Victims of Violence, both women & children. Since one and half year Dr Mamatha has been giving her voluntary services to Bharosa and doing the hand holding of the center. Bharosa provides integrated services like Trauma Counselling, Legal, Medical, Police and Prosecution help to the victims all under one roof. The victim need not go to court as there is video conferencing facility in Bharosa for both evidence recording and trial procedure. This one of its kind center in India has a special child friendly counselling facility to record the statements of Child Abuse Victims.

References

Mamatha Raghuveer Achanta Wikipedia


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