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 will the most excluded social groups on safe migration and workers’ protection; and 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.
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-19Read More
A rapid assessment of the impact of Covid-19 lockdown on internal migrant workers.Read More
Sexual Violence is a significant cause of physical and psychological harm and suffering for children and women.Read 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