UN Sustainable Development Goal: Goal 5: Gender Equality
% Spent on beneficiaries
Age: 24 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations: ✔
Work in progress.
Provide sex-workers with resources and skills to exit prostitution;
Empower their daughters and toddlers by providing resources towards health, education,
employment and social mobility, to prevent the intergeneration cycle of prostitution
Hexaware Technologies; Raymond Group; Change A Path; DHL Express India Pvt. Ltd.; State Street; Pangea 3 Legal Database Systems Pvt. Ltd.; Tata Trusts
Ashika Mehta; Amruda Nair; Maneck Davar
Mahatma Award for Social Good - 2019; Inspire Awards for Leadership and Vision - 2019
Crisis: Globally, 70% victims of trafficking are women/girls. India is home to over 3 million of the estimated 14 million sex workers worldwide. Most victims enter the trade due to stark economic conditions, no financial means or abusive marriages. AAWC is an anti-trafficking organization.
Programs: 1) Umeed (women >18 years old): Overall empowerment of sex-workers through health camps and referrals, nutritional support, adult and financial literacy, skill development, shelter home placement, access to Govt. schemes, etc. 2) Udaan (for their daughters aged 5-18 years): Empower them to pursue education through admission to schools, mentor-mentee programs, after-school tuitions, nutritious meals, therapy, counseling and shelter home services/rehabilitation. 3) Umang (for their toddlers aged 2.5-5 years): Develop physical, cognitive, emotional and social skills through kindergarten classes, e-learning, providing nutritious meals, boarding home placement and medical referrals.
Outcome: So far, AAWC has successfully worked with over 4,000 women and children. None of the Udaan girls have entered prostitution and in fact, become independent and successful. Some have even helped their mothers quit prostitution and supported their siblings' education expenses.
Income Rs3 cr
Expense Rs2 cr
Source : Audit Report 2020
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