Saahas ("courage" in Hindi) comprises a directory of support across 196 countries, a database of guidance notes on understanding gender-based violence and ways to respond to them. A survivor’s choice to stand up to violence and a bystander’s choice to intervene in a case of violence is an act of courage. To find help right away, click on the little dialog box you see at the bottom on the right hand side. Enter the city / state / country you are from to look for help closest to you. Alternatively, use the list below to navigate Saahas and to access all the support and information you need.

Saahas was created as a mobile app with the help and support of World Pulse. Kirthi was selected as part of the first cohort of the Impact Leader Program, and received an award and mentorship support with which she built the mobile app. World Pulse was founded by Jensine Larsen. Based out of Portland, Oregon, World Pulse is a growing social network connecting over 53,000 people from 190 countries who are impacting more than 3.1 million lives and creating a world where all women thrive.


The contents of Saahas are provided as an information guide only. They are intended to enhance public access to information about resources available to survivors of gender-based violence. While every effort is made in preparing material for publication, no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of Saahas for any errors, omissions or misleading statements on these pages or any site to which these pages are connected. Every effort is made to ensure the reliability of listed sites, but this cannot be taken as an endorsement of these sites. For documents and software available from this platform, Saahas does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed.