Steering 500 Women Away from Prostitution, Mumbai

by Apne Aap Women's Collective (AAWC) Vetted since 2013 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

This fundraiser will seek to empower women living in the Kamathipura red light area of Mumbai by providing them necessary resources and tools to develop long-term skills so they can leave prostitution. In past 18 years, AAWC has provided more than 2200 women with vocational training, financial & adult literacy sessions, assisted them to obtain essential documents for availing government benefits and schemes, which has helped them to gain skills for generating income from the alternate resource.

$75,000
total goal
$70,914
remaining
32
donors
1
monthly donor
1
year

Challenge

The meager economic conditions, lack of job opportunities, false promises of marriage or employment, manipulation or religious traditions are the major causes of women entering in prostitution. It is estimated that 88% of the 5000-10,000 women in Kamathipura, Mumbai, are victims of trafficking. Due to the trade of selling the women at a very young age, most of the women found uneducated, unskilled and with no scope of escape; they are literary enslaved for long periods of time.

Solution

With the provision of services in health, education and financial literacy, AAWC aims at holistic development of women in prostitution preventing all forms of trauma, ill-treatment, discrimination, violence and especially sexual abuse. By imparting life skills like vocational training, the women are assisted to become self-employed. They will be able to make positive decisions regarding their alternative career choices and escape the red light area and integrate back into the society.

Long-Term Impact

The women will be financially secured as they will be able to generate income from alternative sources by enhancing their lifelong skills with the help of adult literacy sessions and vocational training workshops. The women will attain physical and mental well-being through regular medical aid, hospital referrals, and counseling sessions. They will be able to make positive decisions regarding their alternative career choices and escape the red light area and integrate back into society.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.aawc.in

Organization Information

Apne Aap Women's Collective (AAWC)

Location: Mumbai, MH - India
Website: http:/​/​www.aawc.in
Project Leader:
Manju Vyas
CEO
Mumbai, MH India

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