2006 brought Nithari, Uttar Pradesh, into the headlines and presented the world with one of the most convoluted and inhuman stories of violence and murder ever. These imagery are a painful reminder of the serial killings that plagued the slums of Nithari. But today, when you visit this area, the grim reality of the past seems to be a distant memory. Learning a new skill and having a livelihood option might not have been a choice had there not been an ecosystem nurturing women and children in Nithari. An ecosystem that protects and provides women with time to cultivate their own skills while ensuring safety for their children.