Tellus Viva decided to sharpen its focus on women and girls rights. In many countries their access to justice and legal protection is severely compromised. Through the Karuna we support a network of lawyers, paralegals and activists working on access to legal aid on issues of violence against women in various states in India. More importantly we support their high-level advocacy work through important precedent-setting litigation and training of paralegals, whether they are social workers or volunteers. Working through the legal system and in advocacy is a new dimension for TV, but we realize these initiatives are crucial to create real changes in society.