Prevention of Sexual Violence against Women & 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 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 such fundamental change can occur only if prevention, response and rehabilitation are tackled simultaneously through a holistic approach, including engagement with men and boys towards bringing behavioral 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 19,68,000 women and girls across all program areas. We have supporting 18250 survivors of sexual violence and have prevented 7,256 women from trafficking and 6,200 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.