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Gulabi Gang: a palos con el machismo

The Gulabi Gang is an extraordinary women’s movement formed in 2006 by Sampat Pal Devi in the Banda District of Uttar Pradesh in Northern India. This region is one of the poorest districts in the country and is marked by a deeply patriarchal culture, rigid caste divisions, female illiteracy, domestic violence, child labour, child marraiges and dowry demands. The women’s group is popularly known as Gulabi or ‘Pink’ Gang because the members wear bright pink saris and wield bamboo sticks…

The Gulabi gang (from Hindi gulabi, "pink", transln. "pink gang") is a group of women vigilantes and activists originally from Banda in Bundelkhand.

The Gulabi Gang. Indian women activists working for justice for abused and oppressed women

Gulabis: a wife beating male gets one warning. If he refuses to stop the abuse Gulabis returns to talk to him with a stick.

Pink Sari movement in India fights violence against women. The Gulabi Gang (gulabi means pink) take on abusive relatives and corrupt police, and have attracted widespread attention by going after a powerful legislator who raped a young girl. Sometimes they attack their adversaries with lathis (sticks), but they often employ more peaceful means.

(Jonas Gratzer/Getty) Amana Fontanella-Khan’s new book, Pink Sari Revolution, delves into the astounding success of India’s fearless women who have taken it upon themselves to protect the poor and call out the country’s most corrupt officials.

Sampat Pal is the founder and commander-in-chief of India’s vigilante pink gang, a group of around 20,000 members who take on everyone from abusive husbands to crooked police. (Photo: Jonas Gratzer/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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Sampat Pal, head of India’s vigilante pink gang, is featured in Amana Fontanella-Khan's new book on the women's justice group, titled Pink Sari Revolution.

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India's Pink Vigilantes

INDIA'S PINK VIGILANTES: Clad in electric pink saris, the all-female gang shames abusive husbands and corrupt politicians.Daily Beast talks to the woman behind the largest women's vigilante group in the world.

"The gulabis (translation: pink gang), whose members say they are a “gang for justice,” started in 2006 as a sisterhood that looked out for victims of domestic abuse. Named after their hot-pink sari uniforms, the gang paid visits to abusive husbands and demanded they stop the beatings. When obstinate men refused to listen, the gulabis would return with large bamboo sticks called laathis and “persuade” them to change their ways."

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"The gulabis (translation: pink gang), whose members say they are a “gang for…

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