LCN is a national network working towards improved and rights-based shelter homes for women and transgender survivors of violence. LCN was formed in 2016 by women’s rights, human rights and feminist organizations from 7 states in India. The members include Action India, Jagori, Nazariya, North East Network (NEN), Sangama, Vimochana and Visthar (as the lead organization).
Between 2017 and 2019, LCN conducted a research on ‘Women’s Experiences of Shelter Homes’ and published a national report titled ‘Survivor Speak’. The Phase 2 of LCN’s work focused on using the findings from earlier research on ‘women’ survivors of violence and shelter homes in five states in India. The objectives included addressing gaps in data , disseminating the research findings among civil society and women’s rights groups and addressing capacity-related lacuna among survivors of violence and service providers. Findings and recommendations were also captured in five state-level reports in 2019:
In the Covid context, LCN conducted a rapid survey to assess the impact of the pandemic on services for survivors of domestic violence. Findings of the study “At Home. At Risk” was disseminated widely via social media and webinars. Infographics on the study are available.