Vocational Training (Income Generation Project)
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,
President, Rescue Foundation
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.
Rescue, Rehabilitation and Repatriation of victim girls/women/children of Human Trafficking who are sold for forced prostitution.
- Rescue of girls & children from brothels.
- Complete health care including HIV/AIDS, abortions, deliveries, hospitalization, operations
- Vocational Training for sustainability & develop financial independence.
- Legal Aid to prosecute & punish anti-social elements.
- Psycho-social counseling at every stage
- Repatriation including weddings wherever possible.
- Healthy nutrition to all.
- We have established a Group home where relevant girls stay together independently, earn independently and manage 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.
- Since the aim of our organisation is to reintegrate girls in society they have to learn to be sustainable and develop positive behavioral pattern with the society.
- Currently, the Jewelry Program at Boisar & Mumbai consists of 19 young women in the metalsmithing program, and, four in the beading program consisting of HIV positive, young women residing at on-site hospital. The main goal of the Program is to train the survivors in basic metalsmithing and fabricate production lines.
- We have intensified and increased our investigation at Delhi, Meerut & Allahabad as there are more minor girls being trafficked from Nepal & Bangladesh directly to Delhi, Meerut & Allahabad due to large population of slums these cities are becoming major Hub for distribution & having large red light area.
Currently The Foundation has a Staff of about 87 members, including the president, a Project Executive, Advocates, Probation Officers, Counselors, Doctors and other administrative staff.
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 September 2013:
Number of Investigations: 165
Number of Rescue Raids: 37
Number of Rescued Girls: 220
Admitted to our Three Home (includes victim transferred from government homes / or by police): 628
Repatriation of Survivors (handover to Parents or Native Ngo) 602
Total no. of girls provided Vocational Training are as under:
- Formal Education : 132
- Yoga class : 436
- Craft & Painting : 238
- Tailoring class : 123
- Beauty Parlour : 185
- Computer class : 95
Total Number of Girls Provided with Medical treatment/Checkups:
- General Check up : 663
- T. B Check up : 90
- S.T.I (sexually transmitted Infection) : 51
- H.I.V : 07
- Hospital Visit : 151
Achievements of 2013
- 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.
- For passing the S.S.C. examinations one has to complete the primary education in formal school. Eight girls have enrolled in nearby school.
- After completing their S.S.C. examinations, 2 girls are pursuing college Education. One of them is unfortunately HIV positive.
- 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. Three 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. Three girls are being trained for Fashion Designing, by professional Fashion Designers.
- As beauty parlors are favourite in metropolitan city like Mumbai, two girls have joined as beauticians after completion of the necessary training.
- Two girls are assisting Physiotherapists after completion of their proper training.
- Ten girls are employed in one of the most reputed Hospital of Mumbai, as house keepers and for patient care.
- One girl works for a make up man of reputed actors and actresses in Bollywood film Industry.
- One girl is assisting our doctor in the Recovery Care Center at our Thane (Boisar) complex.
- Mass Repatriation of 59 girls were repatriated to Bangladesh in one batch of cross border repatriation.
- By continuous efforts and follow ups with the Police department, we now have round the clock Police protection at Pune and Boisar Complex, as well as easy and effective Police escort for repatriation of girls.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Recovery Care Centre Boisar
Vocational Training (Craft & Painting)
Sports & Yoga
Vocational Training (Income generation Project)
Rescue Raid at Red Light District (Delhi)
Education at Mumbai Shelter Home
Cross Border Repatriation to Bangladesh.