Jan Sahas means ‘People’s Courage’. We are a 20-year-old community centric organization
working intensively in 14000+ villages and urban areas of 98 districts across 13 states of India. We work with
the most excluded social groups on safe migration and workers’ protection; and prevention of sexual violence
against women and children.
Four women are raped every hour out of which 43% are girls below 18 years. Jan Sahas, for the last two decades, has been working on the prevention of multiple forms of violence against women and children in several states in India.Know More
There are 140 million migrant workers in India who are forced to migrate due to lack of livelihood opportunities at home. Poor working conditions, long working hours, lack of water, sanitation or safety equipment and forced labour are perennial problems faced by the migrant workers and their families.Know More
M.A. Thomas National Human Rights Award 2012
Social Bravery Award 2013 by SONY TV
Received Star Impact Award 2014, United Kingdom by the president Bill Clinton (42nd President of United State of America).
Ashoka Fellowship, 2016
Ashif Shaikh was awarded Social Innovator of the year 2020 by World Economic Forum
Best Skilling Initiative for Sanitation 2020 by India Sanitation Coalition at ISC- FICCI Sanitation Awards
Ashif Shaikh received the Impact Leader Award at the 9th India CSR Awards 2021 as part of 11th CSR Leadership Summit