One of the more invisible and powerless group of people in the city of Mumbai are the thousands of under-trials in prisons. Separated from all loved ones, they sometimes lose all hope of ever being able to live a normal life.
Azad reaches out to men, women and children confined in prisons through various in-prison activities such as counselling, legal aid and legal case assistance, pre-primary education. We also offer emergency support to families of prisoners, and long-term reintegration support to released prisoners. Through these activities, Azad seeks to add value to their lives and thus reintegrate them into society.
1055 men, 500 women and 25 children were served through the Azad project.
That first time petty offenders are living a life free from crime and are empowered to stable livelihoods.
Ayira* is a 75 years old widow from Thane. She lives with her daughter and granddaughter. Her granddaughter, being qualified up to 12th Grade, is the only earning member in the house who takes home tuitions and earns Rs. 10,000/- on a monthly basis. Ariya’s who...read more
20-year-old Ram* hails from Uttar Pradesh where his aged parents and two younger sisters reside. He is a quiet person by nature. He began his studies in Bachelor in Science (BSc), but gave it up and came to Mumbai in the year 2016 in search for a job in order to...read more
Desperation makes people do things often leading to regret. Mallika* was a victim of desperation before being labelled a criminal. Trapped in an abusive marriage at a young age of 23, she was burdened with providing for her two children. Mallika’s husband, the sole...read more