3 women are raped every hour in India. The police registered 28,046 cases of rape in 2020 — an average of 77 per
day. The national conviction rate for cases of rape stands at 37%, which means 2 out of 3 survivors of rape will
not get justice.
For last two decades, Jan Sahas has been working on prevention of multiple forms of violence against women and girls in seven states of India.
Jan Sahas believes that a fundamental change can occur only if prevention, response and rehabilitation are tackled simultaneously through a holistic approach. It’s crucial to engage with men and boys to bring about behavioural change and act together as a structural driver for prevention of violence against women and girls (VAW&G).
Till date, Jan Sahas has worked with around 19,72,000 women and girls across all program areas. We are supporting 21135 survivors of sexual violence and have prevented 7,276 women from trafficking and 6,640 young girls from caste based commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Over the next 5 years, we will work to comprehensively reduce prevalence of sexual violence against women by 25% and empower 250,000 survivors, in 200 districts across India and other parts of South Asia through direct support and collaboration.
Jan Sahas runs a toll-free helpline for girls and women where they can report any form of violence. The Jan Sahas
team then works with the relevant authorities to support the survivors and their families.