Jan Sahas means ‘People’s Courage’. We are a 20-year-old community centric organization working intensively in 14000+ villages and urban areas of 57 districts across nine 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.

Key Themes

Prevention of Sexual Violence against Women and Children

4 women are raped every hour in India out of which 43% are girls below 18 years. The police registered 33,356 cases of rape in 2018 — an average of 92 per day. The national conviction rate for cases of rape stands at 27%, which means 3 out of 4 survivors of rape will not get justice.

For the last two decades, Jan Sahas has been working on the prevention of multiple forms of violence against women and girls in seven states of India. 

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Safe Migration & Worker Protection

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.

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cross cutting Themes

Mental Health

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Land & Property Rights

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Livelihoods and Skill Development

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Early Childhood Care and Education

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Fellowship and Incubation of CBOs

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Legal Aid

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Latest Publications

Voices of the Invisible Citizens II

It has been a little over a year since the world saw one of the biggest crises of this century. This report is a result of conversations with workers across five states in India.

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Project Kriya - Journey to a New Normal

This project, in collaboration with EdelGive Foundation and Jan Sahas, is aimed at developing deep insights into a victim’s journey from trauma to her new normal

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Recourse for Sexual Violence Survivors in Times of Crisis (Hindi)

A report on the experiences of survivors of sexual violence in dealing with the Criminal Justice System & the recommendations on way forward

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Recourse for Sexual Violence Survivors in Times of Crisis

A report on the experiences of survivors of sexual violence in dealing with the Criminal Justice System & the recommendations on way forward

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Stories of Resilience & Hope

Compilation of the stories in this report provides a glimpse that unfolded after the sudden announcement of the lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19

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Model for Addressing Sexual Violence

Sexual Violence is a significant cause of physical and psychological harm and suffering for children and women.

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Voices of the Invisible Citizens

A rapid assessment of the impact of Covid-19 lockdown on internal migrant workers.

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Awards & recognition

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

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Helpline

Jan Sahas Helpline
for Girls and Women

If you face any kind of violence call us

1800 3000 2852

Jan Sahas
Majdoor Helpline

If you face any kind of violence call us

1800 2000 211

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