Care and protection to victims of trafficking

by National Domestic Workers' Welfare Trust
Mar 4, 2013

TraumaCounsel Victims of Trafficking & Integregate

Rimit with NDWM staff in the shelter Home
Rimit with NDWM staff in the shelter Home


                              Trauma Counsel Victims of Trafficking &a mp; Integrate (7363)

NDWM with Victims of Trafficking: NDWM is working in the source and
destination areas to protect the women and child domestic workers. NDWM
strengthens its network with other NGOs, and stake holders to protect the
vulnerable victims from the traffickers. The rescued children are admitted in
the transit shelter homes for care and protection and they are repatriated in
their families after needed interventions with the family members and the

Interventions: NDWM on 7th Dec 2012 and 15th December 2012, respectively, in the two states of north east, namely Meghalaya and Manipur, empowered the public thorough street plays, on the impact of trafficking in the lives of Children and women and after the street play interacted with the viewer, on how the people are hijacked into trafficking and how the civil society can help either to protect or rescue the victims from traffickers. The street plays were enacted in the public places like Bus station. On 2nd Jan Feb 2013 in Jharkhand, NDWM organized Panel Discussion on the Violence against Women and Children to sensitize the issues of trafficking. Smt.Mridula Sinha, Principal Secretary, Social Welfare Women and Child Development, Mr.Robert Minz, Director, Social Welfare, Mr.Neeraj-UNICEF, Mr.Anup-Plan India, Ms.Rekha-World Vision, Ms.Elina Horo-Adivasi Women Network were participants.  On 15th to 20th February 2013, in Mumbai awareness programs were organized by former child domestic workers themselves on issues of trafficking of child for Domestic work in different areas. During
their interaction with the elders, the children, asked the women who are part time domestic workers, to be on the alert in their workplace, as they have the access to identify the trafficked women and children in Domestic Work. Two Child Domestic Workers who were trafficked from Jharkhand to Mumbai are rescued and admitted in the Mumbai Juvenile Home. They will be escorted to Jharkhand their home state for further care and protection in NDWM transit shelter homein Ranchi. 

Case:  Rimit was rescued by labour department and NDWM on 18th January 2013. Her story, in her own words….

“I am Rimti 8 years old, from Gaya district of Bihar. I have no parents but my grandmother, who is very old and my younger sister are in my house. I was working as Domestic Worker in Patna. I was asked to get up early
morning to clean; sweep and help the children get ready for school.  I was asked to massage my employer’s wife and children every day.  I was afraid of them. They used to scold me, telling I was not massaging them nicely. When the children complained, my employer used to beat me and sometimes I was denied food. I washed so many vessel even big pots alone.  With hunger I could not do the works. But the children used to eat nicely. After coming to Patna, I never met my grandmother and sister. The man who brought me did not come to take me home for holidays, never had I seen him either. One day I was beaten up and blood started bleeding from her ear. I was
neither given rest nor medicine. One day, another madam and sir came and brought me to this house (NDWM shelter home.) ”

“I am happy in this house. I have nice food. I play; watch
TV with my friends and sleep No one beats me or scold me in this house.”  After come to this home, my grandmother came
to see me”.

NDWM networks in source and destination areas to protect the
children and women from trafficking. NDWM reached out to, so many women and
children directly and through awareness programs still many more. The reality
is, increasing demand for Domestic Workers in the cities, many more fall prey
to the falls promises of the trafficker.


Join Us:      Their silent cry  unheard

                    Their inhuman sufferings unnoticed

                    Their  Hope against Hope for new life,  fades away

                    They need YOU and US.

                     Together we can protect women and Children from traffickers

                     Together we can give new life and new HOPE.

The rescued Child Domestic Workers in Shelterhome
The rescued Child Domestic Workers in Shelterhome


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Organization Information

National Domestic Workers' Welfare Trust

Location: Mumbai - India
Website: http:/​/​​
National Domestic Workers' Welfare Trust
Project Leader:
Jeanne Devos
National Coordinator; Project Coordinator
Mumbai, Maharashtra India

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