Sonam, a young married woman in the Ekta Vihar slum colony, was marked by immense suffering and despair. Trapped in an abusive marriage and burdened with illiteracy, she endured unimaginable physical and emotional pain. Sonam got married three years ago, and since then, she has been suffering the torture of her husband, who is a chronic alcoholic. She struggled with her little children; a one-year-old son and a month-old daughter. The Asha team at Ekta Vihar intervened when Sonam shared the immense sufferings she undergoes daily. The Asha team leader and the Asha Mahila Mandal members visited her husband and persuaded him. They could convince her husband to treat her with human dignity through multiple visits and counselling sessions. The intervention transformed her husband and paved the way for a peaceful and harmonious family life.
Asha's team continues to advocate for gender equality, education, and empowerment, reminding the slum residents that every human being has the equal opportunity to lead a life of dignity, respect, and happiness.