Ascent
of a woman

Resilient. Bold. Courageous.

These are just a few words that describe women on GB Road, the main red light
district in Delhi, India.

Some have endured their husband’s death, abandonment, abuse, or addictions.
Others were forced into marriage as teenagers. Many have been deceived with
promises of education or work. Still others have been raised in a community where prostitution is the norm and girls are groomed for it from a young age.

Each woman living and working in the brothels on GB Road has her own story to tell,
but the common theme weaving their stories together is sorrow.

The good news is that it’s not the end of their story. Savhera is a new dawn.
In the ascent of a woman, we all rise together.