Kaarya, Utthan, And Caring Connections

  • Year : 2013-2015

In collaboration with Sanjog and GGBK, empowering women through economic self-sufficiency, peer leadership and capacity building of service providers (merged into Tafteesh in 2016). 

Kaarya is an economic programme that helps trafficked survivors build their own capacity to develop and manage micro-businesses. When survivors of sex trafficking are supported with financial aid, training and facilitation, they can build and manage micro businesses independently, and this helps them challenge stigma in the community, become role models for other victims in their communities, and fight abuse at home, community and by state institutions.

Utthan is a peer leadership training programme for the trafficked survivors focusing on resilience building, recovery and empowerment through survivor collectives and support groups. This programme promotes survivor leadership by supporting self-determination and autonomy.

The objective of the Caring Connections programme is to strengthen the capacities of social workers at grass-roots community-based organizations (CBOs) to implement rights-based and survivor-centric rehabilitation and recovery programs.