Educating girls is the most powerful and effective way to address global poverty. Relief India Trust supports girls so that they not only graduate, but also develop the skills they need to negotiate key life decisions. Finishing secondary school leads to smaller, healthier families, lower HIV infection rates, and higher wages. Educated women are more likely to educate their own children – ending the cycle of illiteracy in one generation.Educated women have a greater chance of escaping poverty, leading healthier and more productive lives, and raising the standard of living for their children, families, and communities.India is also home to one-third of the 10 million child brides in the world. When girls are forced to marry at 14 years and younger, they are physically, economically and sexually bound to strangers they have never seen. They have no voice or say in the matter, no negotiating power, and no rights of refusal or choice in their sexual relations with their new husband. Is this not also the definition of rape? According to the United Nations Population Fund, more than two-thirds of married women between 15 and 49 years have been beaten and forced to provide sex. The law protecting children from sex abuse was only recently enacted in 2012 with criminal domestic violence laws only enacted in 2005.
Relief India Trust have an unprecedented contribution in uplifting the status and conditions of underprivileged people. They have helped targeted segments of society and immensely helped in bettering their lives. The most significant source of funding for the charitable activities is through philanthropic organizations and people who are willing to contribute to the underprivileged.