Providing basic support to reduce gender-based violence
Since 1997, the LÉGER FOUNDATION has supported Swayam, which believes that letting women take control of their lives, questioning generally accepted norms surrounding violence, and working with civil society are essential ways to create a violence-free world.
With co-funding from the Oak Foundation, the LÉGER FOUNDATION committed in 2013 to providing basic support for three years to Swayam for all of its programs and activities. The ultimate goal is to reduce violence against women and girls in West Bengal, India, by emphasizing protection and service delivery, advocacy and education. This agency also aims to influence political change and laws regarding gender-based violence and the rights of women on a national scale.