That women in red light areas gain freedom and are empowered for alternate livelihoods.
Thousands of women who have been deceived and trafficked are shocking examples of modern-day slavery. These women are treated as the personal property of individuals and are sold and traded at will through a network of pimps and brothel owners. Most of these women come from extremely poor economic backgrounds and lack basic education and skills required for safe alternate livelihood opportunities.
Sahaara seeks to break this cycle of abuse and injustice by offering these women recovery-based rehabilitation and focused reintegration services. Recovery-based rehabilitation is achieved through relationship and trust building; awareness, mentoring and counselling leading to mindset and behavioural change. In our focused reintegration, we develop and implement focused Individual Reintegration Plans (IRPs) that ensure literacy and educational support, skills building and preemployment training leading to safe and stable livelihood opportunities.
Support the mental well-being and alternate livelihood efforts of a woman from the red light area
Our First Vocational Training Centre Graduate
Varsha*, is a young woman who has been one of our quickest learners at the Vocational Training Centre. Varsha is originally from West Bengal and is the daughter of one of the commercial sex workers from the red-light district of Bhiwandi. Her mother has been staying...
A Changed Life
This is the story of a woman named Soni* from the Turbhe red-light area. Soni is originally from West Bengal. Her family consists of her parents, older brother and two children. Unfortunately, she lost her husband when she was pregnant with her second child in an...
A helping hand
During this COVID -19 lockdown, many reports have shown an increase in the incidence of domestic violence across all spectrum of society. While for some staying at home has brought opportunities of bonding time with families, indulging in self-care, and cultivating...