Apne Aap Women's Collective (AAWC)

Founded in 1998, Apne Aap Women's Collective (AAWC) is an anti-trafficking organisation that serves the women and children of Kamathipura, the red light area of Mumbai that is also the largest and oldest red light area in Asia. By providing our members with the tools and resources to create a better quality of life, we seek to empower women who have been trafficked into brothel-based prostitution and to prevent the cycle of intergenerational prostitution among their daughters. Since 1998, we have served more than 2,800 women and children. Our alumni have earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees and entered respected professions like accounting, beauty, business process outsourcing,...
Empower 100 girls in Asia's largest red light area
 
This fundraiser will help girls living in Kamathipura, one of Asia's largest and oldest red light areas, pursue a better life beyond the brothels. In the past 16 years, AAWC has provided 700+ girls with education, extracurricular activities, and career guidance. 100% of graduates have entered respected professions outside of prostitution, including accounting, beauty, BPO, dance, hospitality management, luxury cuisine, medical compounding, nursing, photography, retail, social work, and teaching. project reportread updates from the field
Nurture 75 vulnerable children in the RedLightArea
 
Children growing up in Mumbai red light area often stay under the bed or found lurking on streets unattended. From a young age they witness drug peddling, gambling dens, sexual acts and other illicit activities while their mothers engage in sex work. They're always at the risk of getting physically and sexually abused. A daycare & night shelter facility for these children would help them to grow in secured space with care and protection through healthy lifestyle, diet and hygienic conditions. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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