RESCUE FOUNDATION

To verify the presence of the missing girls and investigate presence of minor girls in the brothels. To Rescue the girl along with all girls willing to be rescued,To provide safe shelter and balanced nutrition to the girls, To provide complete health care including HIV treatment to the girls, To provide vocational training to the girls so that they can sustain themselves. To provide psycho-social counseling at every stage for regenerating their faith in mankind and increasing their will power.
Jul 10, 2014

Interim Narrative Report II - 2014

Vocational Training
Vocational Training

Background

Our organization recognizes gender and woman and child rights as a component of human rights. A gender responsive and a right-based approach is a vision and practice of development that ensures fundamental human entitlements – personal, social and economical - in ways that expand choices, and promote human well-being and empowerment. Therefore, a human rights orientation to trafficking must also be responsive to gender differences and disparities.

Rescue Foundation investigates the missing complaints of such girls and also keeps latest information about minor girls in the red light areas of Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. Once it has the evidence it conducts the rescue raids in the brothels and by order of the court it admits the girls into one of three Protective Homes that it runs. This is the most neglected field of work in India. Due to a rampant, deep rooted social stigma in our country, there are very few NGOs attempting to rescue girls from brothels. Rescue Foundation is the biggest NGO in India involved in rescuing about 400 girls annually.

Mission: To prevent and protect children and young adults from trafficking for sexual exploitation at various destination locations in India. 

Aims & Objectives

 

  • To investigate and rescue by decreasing the period of exploitation, torture and violence on children and young girls being trafficked into sex trade in Maharashtra;
  • To ensure quality post rescue care and support services to the victims of sex trafficking through institutional care;
  • To provide safe and protective environment to the girls in order to make them confident and enabling to seek justice in the court of law;
  • Proper and quick prosecution and conviction of various actors involved in the trafficking and exploitation of the child/ girl.
  • Prepare the girls to move from being a victim to a survivor by becoming socially, psychologically and economically self- sufficient and enabling;
  • Appropriate reintegration and rehabilitation of the rescued survivor keeping both the best interests of the girl as well as her right to participation in decisions that impacts her life.

 

Project Description

Rescue, Rehabilitation and Repatriation of victim girls/women/children of Human Trafficking who are sold for forced prostitution.

Regular Activities

Investigation and Identification:

  • We investigate and verify the identity & location of a particular missing complaint or investigation reports regarding existence of minor girls in a particular brothel, complain register by networking NGOs in India (West Bengal and Hyderabad), Nepal and Bangladesh.
  • At the time of in-brothel counseling, one particular girl is identified or selected.
  • At the time of rescue, we end up rescuing numerous girls as one particular girl counseled by us, in turn counsels her other friends in the brothel who become very willing to be rescued.
  • Investigation is a very risky operation as if the investigator is recognized by the brothel keeper as a person associated with us, he gets mercilessly beaten up.
  • Investigation is also a very lengthy operation as the investigator cannot visit the brothel frequently. Moreover he needs many visits to conduct in brothel counseling in order to gain trust of the victim.

Rescue:

  • We conduct rescue raids accompanied by Police. This is a very risky operation.
  • Many times due to leakage of information, mostly minor girls are hidden by the brothel keepers in the hidden cells. These cells are built into the walls and ceilings of the brothels. We locate such cells and liberate the girls hidden in the cells.
  • After rescue, the rescued girls are produced in the court within 24 hours by the police.
  • The court decides which girls to be handed over to Rescue Foundation for safe custody and rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation:

Health care:

  • Once the girls are admitted to our Protective Home, an employed Doctor checks all the girls and treats them for the illness. Almost all are suffering from one disease or the other. They are then taken to a nearby hospital & laboratory for age verification and advanced consultancy & check-ups of blood, urine etc. if necessary.
  • All the necessary medicines and consultations are given free of cost.
  • Basic treatment for early stage HIV/AIDS is given by us but any advanced treatment is not possible as the cost of consultancy and medication is prohibitively expensive.
  • We also are in the process of establishing a Recovery Care Centre for HIV girls at Boisar, 85 kms away from Mumbai for about 25 to 30 HIV patients.

Legal aid:

  • We file complaints in court of law and produce them as witnesses. Our employed lawyer assisted by probation officers manages the legal Issues.
  • We have been successful in obtaining convictions for brothel keepers and traffickers involving jail sentence for seven years.
  • Mock Trials are conducted to train the girls for court procedures and manners.

Vocational training:

  • Vocational Training is very important segment of rehabilitation. Besides the basic education, it includes training for Computer operating, Tailoring, Yoga, Crafts, Cooking, Clay making, and Beautician etc.
  • We continuously train the girls for several profit making courses so that they can sustain themselves and support their families throughout life after they are repatriated.

Psycho-social training:

  • As these girls have undergone inhuman treatment in brothels to force them to prostitute and lose all their humans rights, they are so traumatized that they lose faith in mankind. Therefore they need psycho-social counseling by patient counselors in every stage in life.

Repatriation:

  • Mainly after the legal procedures are over we contact either their families or the respective NGO situated in the vicinity of their homes and repatriate the girls accompanied by our two staff members to either their homes or to source NGO. While repatriating we provide them with the day-to-day necessities of life so that they are not inconvenienced during the journey and immediately on reaching the destination.
  • Girls that cannot be repatriated due to one reason or other are either absorbed by us or by source NGO or. We find suitable jobs for them in Mumbai.

Wedding:

  • We arrange weddings for suitable girls to settle down in life. In India 99% of marriages are arranged marriages.
  • Before arranging marriage our President verifies the social & economic status of the bridegroom and his family, Wedding is arranged after we approve the status of family and only after the boy and girl approve one another.

 

Staff

Currently The Foundation has a Staff of about 88 members, including the president, a Project Executive, Advocates, Probation Officers, Counselors, Doctors and other administrative staff.

 

Statistics from April to June 2014:

 

Number of Investigations: 41

Number of Rescue Raids: 10

Number of Rescued Girls: 67

Admitted to our Three Home (includes victim transferred from government homes / or by police): 127 + 1 (Child)

Repatriation of Victims (handover to Parents or Native Ngo): 83

 

Total no. of girls provided Vocational Training are as under:

  • Formal Education : 21
  • Yoga class : 96
  • Craft & Painting : 15
  • Tailoring class : 22
  • Beauty Parlour : 12
  • Computer class : 09

 

Total Number of Girls Provided with Medical treatment/Checkups:

  • General Check up : 191
  • T. B Check up : 06
  • S.T.I (sexually transmitted Infection) : 13
  • H.I.V : 02
  • Hospital Visit : 63

 

Beneficiaries

The beneficiaries are girls /women /children who are victims of Human Trafficking and are sold for forced prostitution. They have lost all faith on mankind due to the physical & mental Torture in the Brothels as well as intricate brain wash. They are underprivileged and most of them are illiterate.  

 

  • Three Girls started Hotel Management training program for 6 months at Westin Hotel – Mumbai.
  • One girl (Mokshita shah) completed her Junior college with result of 61% & entered to F.Y. BCOM at Bal Bharti College Mumbai.
  • One of our survivor girls has started her diploma in Nursing Course for 2 years from St. Elizabeth Hospital.
  • We have started DTM sessions (Dance movement therapy) with 13 girls for six months of course.
  • 2 girls are under training of Care Taker at Mumbai & Boisar Home
  • A group of 4 girls have taken admission at Vasai Group Home for 2 years, they are living independently & studying 10th standard (SSC), all the girls are in continuous follow up with our Mumbai Home Superetendent.

Operational Difficulties

  • Due to our frequent Raids most of the brothels have split up into small groups & started operating their business from Small apartments, Massage parlors, Dance Bars & small Hotels near Highway (Dhaba), it becomes very difficult for our investigators to trace out a particular girl, as they keep on shifting minor girls from one place to another very frequently.
  • Mass Rescue operation increases the flow of girls, we have to accommodate more survivor girls then our Protective Home licensed Capacity, this requires more staffs & Police Protection at our Shelter Home.
  • Our Investigation Officer visits brothels at night to verify & do in ­brothel counseling to the missing girls. At that time they have to be very careful that their identity is not exposed to the brothel keepers. They personify themselves as clients. They also have to take photographs as evidence with hidden cameras. This often becomes extremely dangerous.
  • Delhi has a very large influx of minor and major girls trafficked from Nepal, Bangladesh and other parts of India. Delhi, which is Capital of India. A large number of tourists are visiting Delhi. Hence there is good demand of visitors, migrants and local people for sex tourism. This has presented an opportunity to perpetrators to supply minor girls trafficked from other areas, We have now started only investigation & rescue activities at Delhi on a moderate scale to begin with. We are in need to establish a protective home at Delhi as the condition and facilities in Government Homes are not good. 

 

Recommendations

We shall also appreciate your recommending Rescue Foundation to other donors in U.S.A and abroad to strengthen our fund raising efforts.

We request that you kindly visit us. Your visit will enable you to assess our Progress first hand and visualize the opportunities Rescue Foundation has for achieving an enviable position in the field of anti human trafficking and forced prostitution.

Jeweler Making
Jeweler Making
Apr 11, 2014

Interim Narrative Report 2014

Vocational Training
Vocational Training

Dear Supporters & Well-Wishers,

Many thanks to you for  joining hands with us in  our journey and standing side by side with us  to help mercilessly tortured girls who need our support to build new hope in their painful world and fill their lives with brightness.  

Earnest thanks to you for supporting us. Together we have formed solitude to achieve regaining humanity. Nevertheless encountering day-today challenges were not easy as we had to put our lives in danger to achieve the goal. At the same time, your valued contribution has made achievement of goal possible. The fact that seeing smile and love on the faces of these tormented girls, all of us are feel that our efforts have been rewarded well

Our combined efforts of providing more resources and enlarging our endeavors in various different parts of our huge country shall make it possible for more girls to regain their dignity.

These unfortunate girls and children. For reaching such result we shall work in collective and effective way.

On one hand you will develop ways and means of raising resources by being creative in your approach and on the other hand we shall develop more and more effective strategies to attain our goal of rendering democratic lives to more and more girls and help them regain their human rights.

With best regards,

Triveni Acharya

President, Rescue Foundation

 

Background

Our organization recognizes gender and woman and child rights as a component of human rights. A gender responsive and a right-based approach is a vision and practice of development that ensures fundamental human entitlements – personal, social and economical - in ways that expand choices, and promote human well-being and empowerment. Therefore, a human rights orientation to trafficking must also be responsive to gender differences and disparities.

Rescue Foundation investigates the missing complaints of such girls and also keeps latest information about minor girls in the red light areas of Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. Once it has the evidence it conducts the rescue raids in the brothels and by order of the court it admits the girls into one of three Protective Homes that it runs. This is the most neglected field of work in India. Due to a rampant, deep rooted social stigma in our country, there are very few NGOs attempting to rescue girls from brothels. Rescue Foundation is the biggest NGO in India involved in rescuing about 400 girls annually.

Mission: To prevent and protect children and young adults from trafficking for sexual exploitation at various destination locations in India. 

Aims & Objectives

 

  •          To investigate and rescue by decreasing the period of exploitation, torture and violence on children and young girls being trafficked into sex trade in Maharashtra;
  •          To ensure quality post rescue care and support services to the victims of sex trafficking through institutional care;
  •          To provide safe and protective environment to the girls in order to make them confident and enabling to seek justice in the court of law;
  •          Proper and quick prosecution and conviction of various actors involved in the trafficking and exploitation of the child/ girl.
  •          Prepare the girls to move from being a victim to a survivor by becoming socially, psychologically and economically self- sufficient and enabling;
  •          Appropriate reintegration and rehabilitation of the rescued survivor keeping both the best interests of the girl as well as her right to participation in decisions that impacts her life.

 

Project Description

Rescue, Rehabilitation and Repatriation of victim girls/women/children of Human Trafficking who are sold for forced prostitution.

Regular Activities

Investigation and Identification:

  •          We investigate and verify the identity & location of a particular missing complaint or investigation reports regarding existence of minor girls in a particular brothel, complain register by networking NGOs in India (West Bengal and Hyderabad), Nepal and Bangladesh.
  •          At the time of in-brothel counseling, one particular girl is identified or selected.
  •          At the time of rescue, we end up rescuing numerous girls as one particular girl counseled by us, in turn counsels her other friends in the brothel who become very willing to be rescued.
  •          Investigation is a very risky operation as if the investigator is recognized by the brothel keeper as a person associated with us, he gets mercilessly beaten up.
  •          Investigation is also a very lengthy operation as the investigator cannot visit the brothel frequently. Moreover he needs many visits to conduct in brothel counseling in order to gain trust of the victim.

Rescue:

  •          We conduct rescue raids accompanied by Police. This is a very risky operation.
  •          Many times due to leakage of information, mostly minor girls are hidden by the brothel keepers in the hidden cells. These cells are built into the walls and ceilings of the brothels. We locate such cells and liberate the girls hidden in the cells.
  •          After rescue, the rescued girls are produced in the court within 24 hours by the police.
  •          The court decides which girls to be handed over to Rescue Foundation for safe custody and rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation:

Health care:

  •          Once the girls are admitted to our Protective Home, an employed Doctor checks all the girls and treats them for the illness. Almost all are suffering from one disease or the other. They are then taken to a nearby hospital & laboratory for age verification and advanced consultancy & check-ups of blood, urine etc. if necessary.
  •          All the necessary medicines and consultations are given free of cost.
  •          Basic treatment for early stage HIV/AIDS is given by us but any advanced treatment is not possible as the cost of consultancy and medication is prohibitively expensive.
  •          We also are in the process of establishing a Recovery Care Centre for HIV girls at Boisar, 85 kms away from Mumbai for about 25 to 30 HIV patients.

Legal aid:

  •          We file complaints in court of law and produce them as witnesses. Our employed lawyer assisted by probation officers manages the legal Issues.
  •          We have been successful in obtaining convictions for brothel keepers and traffickers involving jail sentence for seven years.
  •          Mock Trials are conducted to train the girls for court procedures and manners.

Vocational training:

  •          Vocational Training is very important segment of rehabilitation. Besides the basic education, it includes training for Computer operating, Tailoring, Yoga, Crafts, Cooking, Clay making, and Beautician etc.
  •          We continuously train the girls for several profit making courses so that they can sustain themselves and support their families throughout life after they are repatriated.

Psycho-social training:

  •          As these girls have undergone inhuman treatment in brothels to force them to prostitute and lose all their humans rights, they are so traumatized that they lose faith in mankind. Therefore they need psycho-social counseling by patient counselors in every stage in life.

Repatriation:

  •          Mainly after the legal procedures are over we contact either their families or the respective NGO situated in the vicinity of their homes and repatriate the girls accompanied by our two staff members to either their homes or to source NGO. While repatriating we provide them with the day-to-day necessities of life so that they are not inconvenienced during the journey and immediately on reaching the destination.
  •          Girls that cannot be repatriated due to one reason or other are either absorbed by us or by source NGO or. We find suitable jobs for them in Mumbai.

 

Staff

Currently The Foundation has a Staff of about 88 members, including the president, a Project Executive, Advocates, Probation Officers, Counselors, Doctors and other administrative staff.

 

Beneficiaries

The beneficiaries are girls /women /children who are victims of Human Trafficking and are sold for forced prostitution. They have lost all faith on mankind due to the physical & mental Torture in the Brothels as well as intricate brain wash. They are underprivileged and most of them are illiterate. 

Statistics from January to March 2014:

 

Number of Investigations: 55

Number of Rescue Raids: 11

Number of Rescued Girls: 35

Admitted to our Three Home (includes victim transferred from government homes / or by police): 88 + 15 (Child)

Repatriation of Victims (handover to Parents or Native Ngo): 126 + 8 (child)

 

Total no. of girls provided Vocational Training are as under:

  •          Formal Education : 33
  •          Yoga class : 99
  •          Craft & Painting : 12
  •          Tailoring class : 31
  •          Beauty Parlour : 19
  •          Computer class : 11

 

Total Number of Girls Provided with Medical treatment/Checkups:

  •          General Check up : 122
  •          T. B Check up : 20
  •          S.T.I (sexually transmitted Infection) : 19
  •          H.I.V : 01
  •          Hospital Visit : 44

 

Operational Difficulties

  •          Due to our frequent Raids most of the brothels have split up into small groups & started operating their business from Small apartments, Massage parlors, Dance Bars & small Hotels near Highway (Dhaba), it becomes very difficult for our investigators to trace out a particular girl, as they keep on shifting minor girls from one place to another very frequently.
  •          Mass Rescue operation increases the flow of girls, we have to accommodate more survivor girls then our Protective Home licensed Capacity, this requires more staffs & Police Protection at our Shelter Home.
  •          Our Investigation Officer visits brothels at night to verify & do in ­brothel counseling to the missing girls. At that time they have to be very careful that their identity is not exposed to the brothel keepers. They personify themselves as clients. They also have to take photographs as evidence with hidden cameras. This often becomes extremely dangerous.
  •          Delhi has a very large influx of minor and major girls trafficked from Nepal, Bangladesh and other parts of India. Delhi, which is Capital of India. A large number of tourists are visiting Delhi. Hence there is good demand of visitors, migrants and local people for sex tourism. This has presented an opportunity to perpetrators to supply minor girls trafficked from other areas, We have now started only investigation & rescue activities at Delhi on a moderate scale to begin with. we are in need to establish a protective home at Delhi as the condition and facilities in Government Homes are not good. 

 

Recommendations

We shall also appreciate your recommending Rescue Foundation to other donors in U.S.A and abroad to strengthen our fund raising efforts.

We request that you kindly visit us. Your visit will enable you to assess our Progress first hand and visualize the opportunities Rescue Foundation has for achieving an enviable position in the field of anti human trafficking and forced prostitution.

Vocational Training
Vocational Training
New Member arrived at Mumbai Home
New Member arrived at Mumbai Home
Celebrations !!!
Celebrations !!!
Jan 13, 2014

Annual Narrative Report 2013

Mumbai Training Center
Mumbai Training Center

Dear Supporters & Well-Wishers,

Tremendous  efforts lead to favorable outcomes when we deal with any situation in an  humanitarian way. In 20 years of life I have seen many ups and downs with Rescue Foundation but every time you were there to hold my hand. Since years we are together observing, sharing girls joy, happiness.  

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle, the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. We have within us the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Rescue Foundation as an organization is a home of transformation of many lives. Girls changed their lives and moved towards happiness due to your admiring support.

Earnest thanks to you for supporting us. Together we have formed a solitude to achieve Human Rights. Nevertheless encountering day-to-day challenges were not easy as we had to put our lives in danger to achieve the goal. At the same time, your valued contribution has made achievement of goal possible. Seeing smile and love on the faces of these tormented girls, all of us feel that our efforts have been rewarded well.

Our combined efforts of providing more resources and enlarging our endeavors in various different parts of our huge country shall make it possible for more girls to regain their dignity.

Yes we want to see smile, happiness, satisfaction and total change in lives of these unfortunate girls and children. For achieving such result we shall work in  collective and effective way.

On one hand you will develop ways and means of raising resources by being creative in your approach and on the other hand we shall develop more and more effective strategies to attain our goal of rendering humanitarian lives to more and more girls and help them regain their human rights.

With best regards,

 

Triveni Acharya

President, Rescue Foundation

 

Our Organization

Our mission is to reinstate human rights to victims of human trafficking, trafficked from Bangladesh, Nepal and India who are sexually abused and are sold for forced prostitution.

Rescue Foundation, as the name suggests specializes in rescuing the unfortunate victims from the clutches of the anti-social elements in and around the country. We realized that merely rescuing them does not guarantee their reintegration in society. Our experienced investigators successfully manage to conduct in-brothel counseling to explain the benefits of enjoying human rights and obtain their consent to be rescued.  But after rescue their trauma overburdens them and their negativity has to be converted to positive attitude so that they can sustain their lives with good health and reintegrate well in respectable society.

Providing necessary facilities, training & medical consultation to about 700 girls becomes a huge task for our organization. We carry out our duties with the help of 87 determinant and dedicated staff members spread over our three protective and rehabilitation homes and one office at Delhi for investigation and rescue. 

The expertise gained in providing new lives to the young female generation has provided severe encouragement to us for extending our services to other cities like Delhi which have become attractive destinations for trafficking and forced prostitution.

The root of the success of Rescue Foundation is the combination of our grass root work and your support. Continuation of our combined efforts will surely go a long way towards the anti-trafficking measures needed by this region.

For the Safe Custody rehabilitation, we have established three protective homes and an office as under:

  • Mumbai for 100 girls.
  • Pune for 50 girls.
  • An office at Delhi for Investigation, Rescue, Counseling & Repatriation.
  • Thane (Boisar complex) for 150 girls established on 50 acre land consisting of facilities like Recovery Care Center for HIV positive girls, training center, bio gas & vermicompost production units and agriculture.

                         

Regular Activities

  1. Investigation
  2. Rescue of girls & children from brothels.
  3. Complete health care including HIV/AIDS, abortions, deliveries, hospitalization, operations
  4. Vocational Training for sustainability & develop financial independence. 
  5. Legal Aid to prosecute & punish anti-social elements.
  6. Psycho-social counseling at every stage
  7. Repatriation including weddings wherever possible.
  8. Healthy nutrition to all.

 

Aims & Objectives

The primary aim of the Protective Home is to provide a safe, temporary Shelter to victims of trafficking and to start rebuilding the lives of the victims of trafficking  by instilling in them their lost confidence and to encourage them to make a new beginning in life. The victims can stay in the center until the Court Cases are over and the criminals have been sentenced. Contrary to the Government remand and protective homes the Rescue Foundation helps the victims with all their essential needs.

  • To verify the presence of the missing girl in the brothels.
  • To Rescue the girl along with all girls willing to be rescued.
  • To provide safe shelter and balanced nutrition to the girls
  • To provide complete health care including HIV treatment to the girls
  • To provide vocational training to the girls so that they can sustain themselves. This includes various education & training classes.
  • To provide legal aid to the girls so that antisocial elements are legally punished. This Includes filing suits in courts of law, counseling the girls, to produce the girls in court for testimony etc.
  • To repatriate the girls to join their families, be an earning member in the family and to be a part of respectable society.
  • To provide psycho-social counseling at every stage for regenerating their faith in mankind and increasing their will power.

 

Beneficiaries

The beneficiaries are girls /women /children who are victims of Human Trafficking and are sold for forced prostitution. They have lost all faith on mankind due to the physical & mental Torture in the Brothels as well as intricate brain wash. They are underprivileged and most of them are illiterate. 

 

Statistics from January to December 2013:

 

Number of Investigations: 216

Number of Rescue Raids: 47

Number of Rescued Girls: 263

Admitted to our Three Home (includes victim transferred from government homes / or by police): 787

Repatriation of Survivors (handover to Parents or Native Ngo) 701

 

Total no. of girls provided Vocational Training are as under:

  • Formal Education : 181
  • Yoga class : 631
  • Craft & Painting : 259
  • Tailoring class : 176
  • Beauty Parlor : 220
  • Computer class : 112

 

Total Number of Girls Provided with Medical treatment/Checkups:

  • General Check up : 954
  • T. B Check up : 113
  • S.T.I (sexually transmitted Infection) : 67
  • H.I.V : 13
  • Hospital Visit : 223

 

Achievements of 2013

  • Awareness creation: We have conducted awareness workshops in West Bengal at 3 major districts where maximum number of trafficking take place. We coordinated with local NGOs/ CBOs and Panchayat (village authorities). As the result we came to a conclusion to create a holistic development program for the girls after repatriation and developed techniques to make them sustainable in the community.
  • RF took part in 3 grand exhibitions to market products made by the survivor girls. We participated in UBM exhibition, an event and exhibition held by colleges and also exhibition by community festival to create awareness and market products made by the survivor girls.
  • We also collaborated with ‘ISIS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT’ to provide training to the girls and achieving employments. Basically ISIS provides capacity building to the survivors and prepares them to face interviews and employ them with different outlets like, McDonalds, Coffee shops and retails related jobs.
  • For passing the S.S.C. examinations one has to complete the primary education in formal school. 8 girls have enrolled in nearby school.
  • Nursing is considered as a very noble profession. We at Rescue Foundation encourage girls to choose such profession so that they can serve the needy. 3 girls have chosen to be trained as future nurses.
  • Fashion Designing is an ever changing career. It presents novel ideas and designs for the changing times. 3 girls are being trained for Fashion Designing, by professional Fashion Designers.
  • 2 girls are assisting Physiotherapists after completion of their proper training.
  • 10 girls are employed in one of the most reputed Hospital of Mumbai, as housekeepers and for patient care.
  • 1 girl works for a makeup man of reputed actors and actresses in Bollywood film Industry.
  • 1 girl is assisting our doctor in the Recovery Care Center at (Boisar) complex.
  •  Mass Repatriation of 105 girls from all three homes was done to Bangladesh in one batch of cross border repatriation.
  • Collaborated with Dristi Foundation, for creating business opportunities for survivors by providing them skillful training, how to market a product and prepare business plan.
  • Survivor’s advisory committee: In Rescue Foundation we have formed a rotational advisory committee of the survivors which gives opportunity to each girl to monitor, supervise, discuss their needs and suggest about services. Every month we appoint 7 girls as advisors and they perform accordingly if they require help previous advisory group help them to proceed. They face meeting with the management end of the each month and also select one girl to facilitate the meeting.   
  • It would be worth mentioning here that after Rescue Foundation Delhi started rescuing girls from G B Road, special initiative was taken by us and as a result court has ordered closer of 5 brothels in G. B. Road. Total 13 brothel houses have been sealed since Rescue Foundation Delhi Started its Operation from June 2011.
  • Rescue Foundation Delhi has successfully implemented The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences act, 2012 which was amended in February 2013 after (Nirbhaya rape case). Three cases have been filed under POCSO Act 2012 in Delhi Court & 2 POCSO cases have been registered in Bombay Sessions Court.
  • 2 convictions received in the year 2013 from Bombay Jurisdiction and the accused are convicted in this case for the period of 3 years respectively under the provisions of ITPA & 10 years of Imprisonment for one of the Brothel managers in Delhi.
  • Rescue Foundation was the only NGO which got the opportunity of briefing the members of SAARC Nations on 20 November 2013 at AGRA regarding Rescue Restoration and repatriation of trafficked victims. Representative of all seven countries were present at the meeting.
  • In National Women Commission by Government of Maharashtra. It was an upgrading meeting with the protective homes/ NGOs and trafficked victims in Mumbai. Main objective of this meeting was to have an open interaction with victims and to discuss about their future plans. Here girls expressed their views and future plans about their jobs, education, even life style and ambitions.

 

Organizational Achievements

 

  • Rescue Foundation prominently participated in conferences conducted by Government of India to re-frame policies on anti-human trafficking in India. Where Rescue Foundation chaired with IPS (Indian Police Service) officers and authorities and shared experiences and placed strong recommendations.
  • Whenever rescue operation was conducted on a Saturday, girls had to be produced before the holiday court on Sunday as per the law. It was noticed by us that in most of the cases the girls above the age of 18 were released by the holiday court. As a matter of fact the law does not permit a holiday court to release any girl. This matter was strongly taken up by us and holiday courts have now been instructed to follow the law.
  • In future will collaborate with Bangladesh economic ministry to implement their law for girls. Like they should get land for building home.
  • Going to carry forward their rehabilitation plan to partnering NGOs in India, Bangladesh, Nepal so they can continue their rehabilitation program.
  • Global Freedom Exchange (Vital Voices): It was a grand conference consisting of 28 countries delegates who were representing their home countries social issues related to trafficked victims. Total 50 diligent participated. Mrs. Triveni Acharya was invited for the conference by the Vital Voices founded by Hilary Clinton. Mainly objective was to get all countries on one platform and give recommendation for further international policies for trafficking in persons.  Rescue Foundation discussed on legal issues in India. In India trafficked victims are treated as victim but in other countries they have been treating as accused which is matter of concern.  
  • Group home: Group homes are small, residential facilities located within a community and designed to serve trafficked survivors. First group home was started in 2013, 7 girls joint first group home with our partner NGO. Success of group home encouraged us to continue this initiative and give wings to the girls, not only to give them new life but also to break stigma in the society. Girls are earning independently and managing their lives on their own. This encourages the trained girls to manage their budget independently and also encourages them to progress in life to fulfill their own aspirations.

 

Impacts of Activities

  • Jewelery making program at Mumbai protective home. It’s an income generating vocational training for the trafficked survivors to make them sustainable in life. Specifically Bangladesh comes under low-income territory of South Asia. With the help of this training they obtain job security and confidence to become independent in their lives. Many of survivors are working in small enterprises and affording their lives and breaking stigma in the society. 
  • A group of girls at Boisar complex made difference by designing modern accessories which was marketed and supported by a NGO in USA. This enthused girls to take up this as profession and also providing training to other inmates.
  • Painting classes: A substance composed of solid coloring matter suspended in a liquid medium and applied as a protective or decorative coating to various surfaces, or to canvas or other materials in producing a work of art indulges girls not only into self pleasure but also motivates them to brush on larger canvas of their lives and promote their skill into income.
  • Melody is creative and creativeness is progressive. Thus induces progressiveness in lives of girls. Girls who are willing to Perform on Stage have participated for Independence Day celebration at Boisar home with professional musicians and singers.
  • Mokshita Shah: she is a very sincere, social, affectionate and ambitious girl presently perusing her studies in 12th standard of commerce stream in college. She is different from others as she is HIV positive since birth. Life has given her disadvantage but she is determined to defeat it and to convert it into achievement and wants to give a free and open world and equal opportunity to everybody without discrimination. 
  • Informal educational classes, for acquiring basic education essential for living day to day life. Secondary School Certificate is a basic education Examination in Maharashtra, India. It is basic primary education necessary to qualify for any secondary education.  7 girls from Rescue Foundation passed S.S.C. examinations in the year 2013. This is a major achievement by them as this is proved to be a big leap for their future education.
  • Basically trafficked victims are illiterate or drop outs from school.  To survive in villages and small cities without education tailoring it is one of the useful professions to carry out everywhere. Many of the times girls operate their small tailoring shops and many girls are working in textile factories and earning for their families.
  • Karate classes conducted by a trafficked survivor who has won gold and bronze medals at local level, which induced immense self empowering spirit in other trafficked victims and converted them from victims to survivors.
  • Beautician classes conducted to prepare girls for self sustenance and become economically independent. Nowadays beauty culture is one of the profitable businesses not only in metropolitan cities and also in small cities which increases opportunities for job.
  • Floating candles is one of the arts learned by girls on Diwali occasion which were distributed and sold by Rescue Foundation in exhibitions and profit was distributed among girls.  We continuously train the girls for several profit making courses so that they can sustain themselves and support their families throughout life after they are repatriated.
  • Woman police constable In 2013 police conducted mass rescue operation and Rescue Foundation accommodated excess number of victims which demanded police protection because By continuous Threatens & harassment by Brothel owners, we now have round the clock Police protection at Pune and Boisar Complex,
  • Girls are receiving certificates for participating in art and drama competition at Thane. Drama was based on ‘Human Equality’ and focused on breaking stigma from the society. Four girls form Rescue Foundation took part and Mrs. Triveni Acharya witness the drama.
  • Learning modern skills for work in the office requires Knowledge about operations on Computers, Girls at Rescue Foundation being trained on computer for developing their skills to obtain better jobs.

Operational Difficulties

  • Due to increase in the number of girls rescued, we have to somehow accommodate and rehabilitate almost 700 girls a year. That is more then double our capacity. Besides putting heavy pressure on accommodation, it also creates tremendous difficulties in providing them health care, legal aid and vocational training.
  • As the rate of inflation in India has reached two digits, costs of every consumable item as well as fuel has gone up. This upsets our budget considerably.
  • Recently the Supreme Court in India has permitted operation of dance bars which is sure to cause the influx of girls in prostitution. To meet the demand of girls this will increase trafficking.
  • As the Government recognizes reports and diagnosis of Government hospitals only, since the reports nor the diagnosis is accurate in the Government hospitals, we have to double check the results with the private hospitals. This increases our expenses for health care, considerably.

 

Future Development

In Delhi we want to start New Home because in surrounding areas of Delhi like Agra, Meerut has a big Red-Light area and there are so many minor girls trapped, secondly we are so actively working in Maharashtra so the flow of trafficking is also diverted to Surrounding areas of Delhi. On view of shelter for girls that Delhi has a limited Capacity in the Government Shelter home, hence it’s necessary to Start a Shelter home in New Delhi, so we can easily do our regular Activities like Rescue, Repatriation and Rehabilitation from Political center of India.

 

Recommendations

We shall also appreciate your recommending Rescue Foundation to other donors in U.S.A and abroad to strengthen our fund raising efforts.

We request that you kindly visit us. Your visit will enable you to assess our Progress first hand and visualize the opportunities Rescue Foundation has for achieving an enviable position in the field of anti human trafficking and forced prostitution.

Awareness Creation at Delhi
Awareness Creation at Delhi
participating Arts & Drama Competition
participating Arts & Drama Competition
Training Center Boisar
Training Center Boisar
Training Center Boisar.
Training Center Boisar.
Training Center Boisar..
Training Center Boisar..
Beauty Parlor Classes
Beauty Parlor Classes
Art of Making Floating Candles
Art of Making Floating Candles
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