Gaddam Foundations

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Founded in 1989 by Gaddam’s Family and group of young social development professionals, Gaddam Foundations is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. Gaddam Foundations works with its head office at Kurnool and three field offices across Kurnool, Kadapa & Ananthapuram towards advocating for social change. With a mission is to ensure better health, security, and well-being for the poorest and most deprived members of rural communities & a vision to build an egalitarian society in which all community members can realize their right to a life of quality and dignity. The organisation is guided by three operating principles: building local capacity, strengthening community institutions, and fostering community-based leadership & following the strategies for creating sustainable rural development through rights-based approach and leveraging women’s empowerment. Gaddam Foundations projects are supported by UN agencies, national and international funders, Leading Corporates under CSR and state governments.

Started 6 petitions

Petitioning Modi, Goverment of India, Sushma Swaraj, United Nations, Indian Police, SUPREME COURT

Justice For Aiman Zehra

We strongly condemned the shocking rape incident with 3 years little kid in Kashmir at Village Trigam of Bandipora District.   We want Speedy trial in the case and an exemplary punishment to a guilty. During the Kathua rape-murder case of Asifa in February last year, politicians had rallied against the accused and have taken rallies across state but the Bandipora cases have not got seen such kind of support anywhere.   Such incident is enough to estimate plight of the women in Kashmir. Women are not safe neither in outside nor now at home.   Unfortunate part of the episode is this that a principal is issuing fake Date of birth certifacte to the culprit in order to cover the criminal.District administration and Shri Rahul Malik SSP Bandipora have assured fast track investigation in the matter   Aiman zehra , 3yrs old child from Sumbal , Bandipora , Kashmir was raped by local man Tahir Rehman. The culprit had provided certificate issued by Education institution according to which he is not mature & is only 9yrs old ,So that he will not get any punishment according to the constitution. By his physical Appearance , it is clear that he is about 19-22 years old. So we want Justice for our Sister , For our daughter  & the culprit should be hanged as soon as possible.   Support Our Daughter! Support Us Gaddam Foundations          

Gaddam Foundations
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Petitioning Michelle Obama, President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, U.S. Department of State, USAID

Ask: Department of State and USAID, release a congressional report on the Girls Count Act!

Dear Administrator Green and Secretary Pompeo,  Safe spaces are critical for girls to thrive. One of the first steps to ensuring girls have access to safe spaces is birth registration. Even though most countries do have birth registration laws, approximately 25 percent of children under five have never been officially registered, according to UNICEF. When a girl is denied a birth certificate, she is invisible to her government. A lack of documentation can prevent a girl from going to school, getting a job later in life, and accessing health and social services. A lack of formal education often relegates girls to work in the informal sector, which can be an unsafe environment both physically and psychologically. In June 2015, the Girls Count Act was approved unanimously by Congress and subsequently signed into law by former President Barack Obama. The bill authorizes the Department of State and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to coordinate their efforts with multilateral organizations, the private sector, and civil society organizations to support the counting of girls in developing countries. Documentation is required to obtain property rights, social security, home ownership, land tenure security, inheritance rights, access to education, and economic and entrepreneurial opportunities. Though this bill has been passed by Congress, we will not know the impact of the law until a report has been released by the Department of State or USAID. Section 5 of the Girls Count Act sets forth the following requirement: “The Secretary and the Administrator shall include in relevant evaluations and reports to Congress the following information:                        (1) To the extent practicable, a breakdown of United States foreign assistance beneficiaries by age, gender, marital status, location, and school enrollment status.                (2) A description, as appropriate, of how United States foreign assistance benefits girls.        (3) Specific information, as appropriate, on programs that address the particular needs of girls.” If you agree that the Department of State and USAID should prioritize a report to Congress on the impact of foreign aid on women and girls, please sign this petition and share it with everyone you know. The longer this report is delayed, the longer women and girls will be unable to benefit from formal economic, legal, and political sectors in their countries--rights that originate with registration at birth.

Gaddam Foundations
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Petitioning United Nations, The Girl Effect, Sushma Swaraj, K T Rama Rao

Justice For Our Girl - ASIFA

WE HAVE STARTED THIS CAMPAIGN TO DEMAND JUSTICE FOR OUR DAUGHTER ASIFA BANU AND A CAPITAL PUNISHMENT (DEATH BY HANGING) FOR ALL THE RAPIST AND MURDERERS INVOLVED WHICH INCLUDES SANJI RAM, SPO DEEPAK KHAJURIA,  Parvesh Kumar, Sanji Ram's son VISHAL JANGOTRA,THE ALLEGED TEEN,SPO Surinder Kumar, Sanji Ram AND TWO MORE ACCUSED POLICEMEN WHO KNEW OF THE HORRIFIC CRIME AND TRIED TO COVER IT UP FOR A HUGE BRIBE, SO THAT OTHERS WOULD TAKE A LESSON FROM THIS INCIDENT AND NEVER DARE TO DO ANYTHING LIKE THIS AGAIN  We request the concerned authorities to give a capital punishment to rapists and murderers of 8 year old Aasifa Bano and set an example for other rapists like Deepak Khajuria. Here are the details about the whole incident as it happened, taken from multiple newspapers included is the links to the newspaper articles. The Men Accused In Kathua Rape And Murder, And The Evidence Against Them India outrage spreads over rape of eight-year-old girl In a gruesome incident Asifa Bano just an 8 year old, who had gone missing a week ago, was abducted, raped and murdered in Hiranagar tehsil of Hindu-dominated Kathua district on Wednesday 17th January. #JusticeForAsifa People in JK demand justice for 8-yr-old allegedly raped and murdered in Kathua On January 10, Asifa daughter of Mohammed Yousaf of Rasana in Hiranagar was taking her horses for drinking water when she was last seen by a local woman in the village at around 3:30 pm. The girl did not return home and the family feared that he she has been abducted and approached police station Hiranagar next morning. He said they were unable to understand where the girl has gone? The policemen never visited the village for investigation purpose to trade the abducted girl despite registering an FIR. The family members said on Wednesday morning a local made a phone call to one of the family members and informed them that he has seen body of Shifa. The family members along with police team rushed there and found the body of the girl. Police shifted body to the hospital for post mortem. It triggered protest demonstration. A Gujjar leader Talib Hussain told Rising Kashmir that had police acted on time, the life of the minor girl could have been saved. There were torture marks and human bites on her body. She was also allegedly given electric shocks. There are marks of human teeth on her cheeks and her arms and legs are broken. She was allegedly raped. We remember that night electricity went all of sudden after transformer developed mysterious snag and next morning, the body of the girl was found. The government then  formed Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the girl’s death. A police official said the SIT had started probe to identity and arrest the accused.The issue had repeatedly rocked the state Assembly with opposition parties raising questions and demanding action against the culprits. On January 23, the Mehbooba Mufti government had ordered a probe in the matter and handed over the case to the crime branch of the state police. Special police officer (SPO) Deepak Khujaria was later arrested by the Crime branch. Khajuria was also among those appointed to trace her when she went missing. Policeman Arrested For Rape And Murder Of 8-Year-Old Girl In Jammu   Kathua rape-murder case: Special police officer's arrest in Jammu and Kashmir takes ugly turn Led by Manch and BJP members, the protestors marched from Ghagwal to Hiranagar in Kathua, local newspaper Rising Kashmir reported. “We are against the murder of the minor girl but we don’t want our men to be framed. If such things continue, people will come out on the roads,” they threatened. A picture shows J&K personnel escorting the protestors. Vijay Sharma, who according to information on state BJP’s website is the party’s state secretary, shockingly defended the protest. “He (Khajuria) has been falsely implicated. More than 5,000 people participated in the rally,” Sharma claimed, talking to The Wire on phone. According to him, the Hindu Ekta Manch was formed last month to “defend people from police harassment”. Sharma said he heads the Manch in Hiranagar constituency of Kathua district which is represented by BJP MLA Kuldeep Raj. Kasana and its adjoining villages are part of Hiranagar constituency. “Members from BJP and other parties have come together under the banner of Ekta Manch,” asserted Sharma. The organisation has threatened to continue their agitation if the accused isn’t released. It has also demanded that the case be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). “We are in touch with many incumbent and former MLAs and local leaders from different constituencies. We will continue with our demand…we want the case to be handed over to the CBI because we don’t trust investigation by the crime branch,” said Sharma. The police first arrested a minor boy for his involvement in the crime. But after it was alleged that the investigation had been botched up, the case was handed over to the crime branch which then set up an independent SIT. Led by BJP Leader, Hindu Ekta Manch Protests in Support of SPO Arrested for Raping 8-Year-Old in Jammu Some shocking details about rape-and-murder of 8-year-old girl Asifa Banu in Kathua, J&K 1. The poor girl was gang-raped for seven days in a village but police did nothing to rescue her till her body was finally found dumped in nearby forest.2. Her bones were broken with the heavy objects.3. Her upper body bore marks of bites and other torture.4. Her body was torn open and burnt before being dumped.5. While accused rapists/murderers enjoy impunity, a young lawyer Advocate Talib Hussain who was fighting for the justice for Asifa has been arrested by police. Talib Hussain released after third degree torture.6. Tragedy pertaining to poor Gujjar family is no concern for the so called civil society.7. Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries didn’t issue any statement to condemn the gruesome incident and so didn’t Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries speak. KTMF President Yasin Khan equally observed silence.8. Ruling BJP remained silent and so did veteran separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani play mute. 9. The High Court Bar Association of Jammu remained silent and response of High Court Bar Association Kashmir was no different. Lawyers Club of Kashmir equally didnt seek probe, justice.10. Victimized Gujjar community, which staged protests to seek justice had to face batons of police. Bottomline: We all are silent because it wasn’t our daughter or sister or maybe she wasn’t from our community or tribe; she didn’t belong to the circle of influence that could awaken our souls. Let’s not communalize the spine shivering tragedy as being the case of a Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Christians; Unless we humans wake up against such crimes as one voice regardless of  religious or other beliefs, someone’s daughter will continue to fell prey. As of now, let our heads hang in collective shame. Sorry Asifa we did nothing for you because your rape and murder doesn’t serveour interests! (Kindly share for public awareness. Thanks)#JusticeForAsifa#MehboobaRegime#MJHPosts My Words: Some shocking details about rape-andmurder of 8-year-old girl Asifa Banu in Kathua Gaddam Foundations 

Gaddam Foundations
21,793 supporters
Petitioning save the child, Human Rights Campaign, raviteja gaddam,, Childorganisation , Sushma Swaraj


Poor infrastructure With such shocking lack of concern, it is not a surprise that there is minimal investment on infrastructure. Across reports submitted to the government, poor infrastructure are common. Poor lighting, cramped accommodation, regular violence as a means of discipline instead of proper child behavior methods are just some examples of poor infrastructure at orphanages. This is all exacerbated by the Lack of well-trained, educated staff that treat helpless homeless children and their distinctive needs with empathy. Orphanages are instead ‘ruled’ with fear. Children are also kept unaware of their rights, and who they can report child rights violations to. Abuse is carried out by personnel appointed at these institution, including wardens, watchmen, cooks, and other staff who carry out abuse. Latest News : children from orphanage in Hyderabad found begging on the street. - sources from NDTV channel Conclusion Gaddam Foundations, believes in empowering communities with the capabilities to provide basic care to children. It is enabling families to access essential information, nutrition, and health care services. Institutional care should be the last resort, the Foundation believes. It works across geographies to promote family, kinship and alternative care. Insead of supporting orphanages, Sign up fundraising petition to ensure essential resources and child protection services meet at-risk children. Donors will also receive a substantial donation tax rebate.  

Gaddam Foundations
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