Global Network for Equality

Tirunelveli, India
Joined June 2016
Presence in: India
Focus: Criminal Justice, Education, Family, Generalist Legal Services, Health, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements

A group of like-minded people have come together to start a service organization for the welfare of the children of prisoners and of the convicts themselves. Prisoners who kill their spouse in domestic disputes leave behind children who are orphaned. With no one to care for them, the life of the orphaned children becomes hard and full of challenges as they face social exclusion and stigmatization, aside the trauma of violence. Often due to the absence of support from a caregiver, they may indulge in criminal activities. The living condition of these children is a very disturbing scenario.

Our vision is to take care of such children and to reduce re-offending rate in India. GNE aims to bring positive change in the lives of prisoners and their families.

To reconstruct the lives of the children of prisoners and to eliminate the social stigma attached to them.

To provide appropriate care, education, emotional support and conducive environment to the children of prisoners in India to enable them to cope with parental imprisonment and reduce the rate of re-offending as they redefine their lives