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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

The Stories of Sahas

For the last 20 years Jan Sahas has been working intensively in 98 districts across 13 states in India. Our work is centred around the most excluded social groups— migrant workers, manual scavengers, survivors of gender-based violence, trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation; landless households, single women, malnourished children and adolescent girls.

Our core focus lies in two areas— safe migration and workers’ protection; and prevention of sexual violence against women and children. To provide holistic and comprehensive support to the communities we work with, we have developed cross-cutting interventions on livelihood and skill development, legal support, mental health, land and property rights, early childhood care and education and incubation of community-based organizations. Our ‘PR-3’ model on Prevention, Response, Rehabilitation and Reform in system to ensure our engagement at all levels with a bottoms-up approach from grassroots to policy level.

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Jan Sahas has grown from 1 district and 12 volunteers in 2000, to 98 districts across 13 states in India.

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jan sahas' intervention

With our experience of working at the grassroots for over two decades, we have developed six cross-cutting approaches to strengthen our work on safe migration and workers’ protection; and prevention of sexual violence against women and children.

Key Thematic Information

Prevention of Sexual Violence against Women and Children

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Safe Migration & Worker Protection

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cross cutting Themes

Livelihoods and skill development

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Mental Health

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Legal Aid

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Land & Property Rights

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Early Childhood Care and Education

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Fellowship and Incubation of CBOs

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Sexual violence against women and children

21,000+

survivors of rape and sexual violence are gaining support for access to justice and rehabilitation

6,000+

girls enabled to leave caste-based commercial sexual exploitation

7,000+

women saved from trafficking

₹4 crore+

compensation received by survivors from the government

Safe Migration & Worker Protection

46,000+

women enabled to leave the inhuman practice of manual scavenging

6,800

women enabled to break free from bonded labour and provided rehabilitation support

66,000

migrant labours of Bundelkhand are being tracked to under safe migration project

our impact

10000

migrant workers tracked through the migration tracking system

4237

bonded and child
labourers rescued

1572

survivor families
rehabilitated

22096

migrant workers trained
Pre-Departure

718

survivor children have been connected to education

6748

workers have been
connected to entitlements

322

trainings and workshops with government stakeholders

1380

law enforcement officials trained on various labour laws

By the virtue of being a community led - survivor centric organisation, our approach and strategies have evolved as our understanding of ground realities of the vulnerable communities has deepened over two decades of our intervention Our holistic ‘PR-3’ model aims at reducing prevalence and empowering individuals with a last mile bottoms-up approach to create sustainable impact.

PREVENTION

  • Building agency and self confidence of individuals/community
  • Campaigns to create awareness and build capacity of at-risk communities - multimedia, nukkad natak, movies, pamphlets, posters
  • Forming alliances with like-minded community members to create an effective field-based cadre to spread awareness
  • Engaging with the Education Department and State Migration Centres to ensure children attend schools
  • Migration Tracking system: This is a method of tracking migrant workers over a period of time and identifying the workers who are at-risk of forced labour/trafficking.

response

  • 24/7, 365 day toll-free Mazdoor Help-line
  • Raid and Rescue operations
  • Providing immediate support(Legal, medical, transit shelter, support in repatriation)
  • Support in getting Release Certificates
  • Prompt filing of Complaint
  • Mental Health overview

Rehabilitation

  • Connecting survivors to entitlements
  • Ensuring Compensations for the survivors
  • Prolonged Counselling Support
  • Connecting survivors to education, skill development and livelihood

Reform and Transformation of system

  • Trainings, Workshops and Consultations with the government
  • Research and Knowledge Management
  • Engaging in Policy level advocacy
  • Engagement with Private Sector