Release Sobbing Daughters from Sexual Abuse

 
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Rescue Foundation Boisar.
Rescue Foundation Boisar.

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 girl’s joy, and 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 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

 

Background

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 Carte Center for HIV positive girls, training centre, biogas & vermicompost production units and agriculture.

 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 factors 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.
  • Rescue.
  • Rehabilitation.
  • Health care.
  • Legal aid.
  • Vocational training.
  • Psycho-social training.
  • Repatriation.

 

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 April to June 2015:

 Number of Investigations: 61

Number of Rescue Raids: 10

Number of Rescued Girls: 76

Admitted to our Three Home (includes victim transferred from government homes / or by police): 96

Repatriation of Victims (handover to Parents or Native Ngo): 141 + 1 (child)

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

  • Formal Education : 32
  • Yoga class : 118
  • Craft & Painting : 26
  • Tailoring class : 31
  • Beauty Parlor : 20
  • Computer class : 18

 Total Number of Girls Provided with Medical treatment/Checkups:

  • General Check up : 172
  • T. B Check up : 19
  • S.T.I (sexually transmitted Infection) : 12
  • H.I.V : 02
  • Hospital Visit : 67

  Achievements:

  • New Delhi home Project

After a prolonged search, we have found the suitable plot of land of 10,000 square meters at Kanjawala, Delhi. we have also obtained major part of the cost of land as support. The balance was contributed from our reserve funds. The land is surveyed and registered on R.F Name; we shall start the construction of our fourth protective and rehabilitation home at Delhi. This is a great respite as many trafficked girls are awaiting rescue and rehabilitation at Delhi.

  • Members from Rotaract Club of Mumbai Shivaji Park visited The Rescue Foundation Rehabilitation Center Boisar.

They spent the entire Sunday with 156 victims, organized recreational activities such as a magic show and a musical performance for the survivors and provided refreshments. The best part was that the victims welcomed it whole-heartedly and also joined in the singing and dancing.

  • Rescue Foundation has conducted AAdhar Card Camp at all three shelter Homes for the survivors, By the help of UADAI Officers, altogether 68 Survivors from INDIA will be Benefited by this camp, survivors will now have a Complete Identity Documents in the form of AADHAR Card, which will have their Date of Birth, Photo & Adress proof, This will enable many survivors to attain many Government Benefits & will eastiblish their Identity when & where needed.

 

  •    Mother's Day is a modern celebration honoring one's own mother, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.

Especially on 10th May (Mothers Day) they remember her lovingly, look forward to meet her, share their feelings with her, feel secure and loving with her and eventually be with her.

“In my mother’s absence,” they say, “Triveni Acharya is our real mother, more than a mother as she not only protects us, feeds us, consoles us, entertains us, wipes our tears but also loves us dearly. We have been able to find true path in our lives because of her. On this Mother’s day, we all bestow our true love and affection on mummy Triveni and wish always to be blessed by her.

  • Education:

One of our survivor girl, Shenaz (Name Changed) was admitted in our home, she was very much encouraged to study further by attending our basic education classes in her childhood. We admitted her in the nearby school to receive formal education. She studied in the school and received secondary education. In the end she passed standard 12th examination with 62% of Marks.  She is on the way to qualify for higher studies and become a chartered accountant. Thus the basic education provided by us encourages girls to qualify for graduation and subsequent sustenance.

  • Repatriation

Ultimate wish of any human is re-integration with family.  We are Thanking to all well-wishers, who had been apart to re-integrate these innocent girls to bring them back in our normal society, In May 2015, 14 Bengali girls & in June,  76 Bangladeshi girls had completed their process of rehabilitation and were happily repatriated to their homes.

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.

Repatriation of 75 girls + 1 child  to Bangladesh.
Repatriation of 75 girls + 1 child to Bangladesh.
Repatriation of 14 Girls to West Bengal.
Repatriation of 14 Girls to West Bengal.
Recreational activities by Rotaract Club of Mumbai
Recreational activities by Rotaract Club of Mumbai
AADHAR Card Camp at all three Homes.
AADHAR Card Camp at all three Homes.

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Recovery Care center Boisar
Recovery Care center Boisar

Dear Supporters & Well-Wishers,

Tremendous efforts lead to favorable outcomes when we deal with any situation in anhumanitarian 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 girl’s 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 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

 

Background

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 Carte Center for HIV positive girls, training centre, biogas & vermicompost production units and agriculture.

 

 

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 2015:

 

Number of Investigations: 97

Number of Rescue Raids: 12

Number of Rescued Girls: 87

Admitted to our Three Home (includes victim transferred from government homes / or by police): 104 + 1 (Child)

Repatriation of Victims (handover to Parents or Native Ngo): 87 + 1 (child)

 

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

  • Formal Education : 29
  • Yoga class : 121
  • Craft & Painting : 19
  • Tailoring class : 27
  • Beauty Parlour : 15
  • Computer class : 13

 

Total Number of Girls Provided with Medical treatment/Checkups:

  • General Check up : 191
  • T. B Check up : 24
  • S.T.I (sexually transmitted Infection) : 08
  • H.I.V : 01
  • Hospital Visit : 51

 

 

 

Achievements:

 

  • The Advocate. Of Rescue foundation Mrs. Seema Adate has provided Police Training on 27th March’ 2015 in Sangali SP Office on subjects ITPA, POCSO AND IPC and also explain them the constitutional rights of the victims. The training included how to conduct raid, pre-trap and post raid and which sections are applicable if the victim is minor, if major and forcefully then which sections to be applicable etc. Also new amendment in Sec. 370 of IPC has also been explained during the Police training.
  • One of the major festivals of India, Holi is celebrated with enthusiasm and gaiety on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun which is the month of March as per the Gregorian calendar. Holi festival may be celebrated with various names and people of different states might be following different traditions. But, what makes Holi so unique and special is the spirit of it which remains the same throughout the country and even across the globe, wherever it is celebrated. Entire country wears a festive look when it is time for Holi celebration. Heaps of various hues of colors (gulal and abeer) can be seen on the roadside days before the festival. Pichkaris in innovative and modern design too come up every year to lure the children who wish to collect them as Holi memorabilia and of course, to drench everybody in the town.
  • Collaboration with Justice and Care RF Conducted Medical camp for girls.  109 girls were provided with health checkups by Dr. Veda, Justice and Care
  • 08 girls from Boisar Home are giving ongoing 10th exam.
  • Our 95 girls attended Picnic Cum Personality development Shibir at Ram Krishna Math.
  • A team of doctors from Magarpatta Municipal Hospital conducted an awareness programme of T.B on 27th March at Pune shelter home.
  • Conducted various cultural programs, competitions and indoor games as part of International Women’s day on 8th march.

 

 

Operational Difficulties

 

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.

our girls who will appear for (S.S.C) 10th exam
our girls who will appear for (S.S.C) 10th exam
Prayers time
Prayers time
Vocational Training
Vocational Training
Vocational Training
Vocational Training
Vocational Training
Vocational Training
Holi Celebration
Holi Celebration
Holi Festival Celebration
Holi Festival Celebration
Holi Festival Celebration
Holi Festival Celebration
Holi Festival Celebration
Holi Festival Celebration
Medical camp for girls
Medical camp for girls
Medical camp for girls
Medical camp for girls
Vocational Training
Vocational Training
Mock Trials
Mock Trials
Training to Police Department
Training to Police Department
Rescue Foundation in News
Rescue Foundation in News
Counseling session.
Counseling session.
Christmas Celebrations
Christmas Celebrations

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 factors 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.

 

Staff

Currently The Foundation has a Staff of about 84 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 October to December 2014:

 

Number of Investigations: 66

Number of Rescue Raids: 09

Number of Rescued Girls: 50

Admitted to our Three Home (includes victim transferred from government homes / or by police): 109 + 10 (Child)

Repatriation of Victims (handover to Parents or Native Ngo): 150 + 7 (child)

 

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

  • Formal Education : 29
  • Yoga class : 92
  • Craft & Painting : 16
  • Tailoring class : 23
  • Beauty Parlor : 14
  • Computer class : 09

 Total Number of Girls Provided with Medical treatment/Checkups:

  • General Check up : 152
  • T. B Check up : 08
  • S.T.I (sexually transmitted Infection) : 08
  • H.I.V : 01
  • Hospital Visit : 41

  

  • Excelling in games provides essence of competitions, physical harmony and recreation. Girls play various games and like to indulge in playing volleyball every evening which also trains new girls with excellent skills. An article on the same was published in local news channels & papers by the Maharashtra Times Mumbai. 

 

  • Our girls were very happy to participate in drama for sexually abused girls at Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai on 10th December 2014. A Canadian expert on theatrics, Ms. Gillian visited our home and trained the girls.

 

  • After attaining good health, legal aid & Vocational Training at our NGO, they are naturally impatient to reunite with their families & reintegrate in society.  From time to time we arrange Repatriation of survivors to the source area the latest Cross border mass repatriation of 49 girls escorted by 8 staff members and 16 police women on 13th December 2014.

 

  • Christmas is the most important festival of the Christians. Christmas is same for our Survivor girls what Diwali is for the Hindus’ Idd for Muslims. It is celebrated on the 25th December every year with great pomp and show.
  • “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. Peace on earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day.” True to the saying Rescue Foundation does celebrate Christmas every day by working day in and out for the underprivileged girls whose life is nothing more than a struggle – a struggle for existence, for survival.

    “The laughter and cries of those little angels keep going through our mind. We will carry those reminiscences with us wherever we go”

    Rescue Foundation once again celebrated Christmas with the survivor girls who are rescued from inhuman torture & sexual exploitation at Mumbai & Boisar Shelter Home.

    Volunteers of the IJM (International Justice Mission) played with the girls & children, gave them presents, and set up Musical Show for entertainment, special lunch & Christmas decorations, around the floor.

    Ms. Sheela Alfanso was the storyteller of the day and visited each and every child admitted in the shelter and presented Christmas gifts to them.

  

 

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 in 2015. 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.

Christmas Party
Christmas Party
Christmas Celebrations
Christmas Celebrations
Christmas Gifts
Christmas Gifts
Christmas Gifts
Christmas Gifts
Late Mr. BalKrishna Acharya (Founder of R. F)
Late Mr. BalKrishna Acharya (Founder of R. F)
One girl at State level Volley Ball Championship
One girl at State level Volley Ball Championship

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15th August Celebration & Cultural Event at Boisar
15th August Celebration & Cultural Event at Boisar

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.

 

 

 

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 July to September 2014:

 

Number of Investigations: 68

Number of Rescue Raids: 14

Number of Rescued Girls: 100

Admitted to our Three Home (includes victim transferred from government homes / or by police): 153 + 1 (Child)

Repatriation of Victims (handover to Parents or Native Ngo): 110

 

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

  • Formal Education : 37
  • Yoga class : 131
  • Craft & Painting : 22
  • Tailoring class : 29
  • Beauty Parlour : 18
  • Computer class : 14

 

Total Number of Girls Provided with Medical treatment/Checkups:

  • General Check up : 256
  • T. B Check up : 21
  • S.T.I (sexually transmitted Infection) : 18
  • H.I.V : 07
  • Hospital Visit : 98

 

 

15th August Celebration & Cultural Event at Boisar Shelter Home.

 

India got independence on 15th august 1947, so the Independence Day is celebrated on the 15th august every year. In the early morning the flag is hosted by the Chief Guest in the complex. Our dear President gives the annual speech.

Every one sing national anthem of India which is JANA GANA MANA. Every one stand still for the national anthem of our country. On this day the great personalities who had important role in giving independence to India are remembered.

Independence Day ceremony has different dances & Acts performed by different girls. After the flag hosting different cultural events are performed by the girls. This celebration of the Independence Day induces patriotism in the hearts of citizens and also develops love in the hearts of all participants for the country.

Girls are future mothers of future generations and future generations imbibe the culture conveyed to them by their mothers. It is very necessary that such occasions are celebrated widely by all.

It not only induces love and affection for the country but also creates a sense of team spirit and respect for the patriots who have devoted their lives to the country.

The enthusiasm of our girls is very evident in arranging the flag hoisting ceremony and the cultural programme which is attended by the prominent social workers, political leaders, corporate and supporters. The cultural programme includes short dramas depicting social problems, lives of patriots etc. besides the patriotic songs and recitals. Our girls perform the entire cultural programme with unstinted enthusiasm and devotion.

 

Rakshabandhan is the festival of love, protection and devotion to a sister By tieing a knot on wrist a brother promises his sister to protect her whole life.

This has been proved by our local MLA, Shree Yogesh Sagar is celebrating Raksha bandhan with our Survivor girls at Rescue Foundation, which is highly appreciated.

 

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.

15th August Celebration & Cultural Event
15th August Celebration & Cultural Event
15th August Celebration & Cultural Event at Boisar
15th August Celebration & Cultural Event at Boisar
celebrating Rakshabandhan festival
celebrating Rakshabandhan festival

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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.

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Project Leader

Amish Nathwani

admin@rescuefoundation.net
Mumbai, Maharashtra India

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