Apne Aap Women's Collective
SUB SECTOR: Sex Workers
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 5: Gender Equality
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 23 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location: Mumbai
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
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
Supported by:
Hexaware Technologies; Raymond Group; Change A Path; DHL Express India Pvt. Ltd.; State Street; Pangea 3 Legal Database Systems Pvt. Ltd.; Tata Trusts
Key Trustees:
Ashika Mehta; Amruda Nair; Maneck Davar
Recognition: Mahatma Award for Social Good - 2019; Inspire Awards for Leadership and Vision - 2019
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 83.5% Highest: 98.7% Lowest: 52.8%
Average: Rs2 cr Highest: Rs10 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
How much to donate
  • ₹1,500 for Medical checkup of 5 girls for 1 year.
  • ₹4,500 for Healthcare of 1 girl for 1 year.
  • ₹6,000 for Nutrition for 3 girls for 1 year.
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Break the Intergenerational Cycle of Prostitution
  • 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.
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2 cr
Source : Audit Report 2020