Protective And Rehabilitation Home
People’s forum “Ujjawala Home” has been running since 2009 in the district of Khordha for rescuing the victims from the places of their exploitation and relocating them to safe custody. The project targets those women who have been trafficked for commercial sexual or domestic work. Social mobilization and other awareness initiatives are taken up for creating awareness at various level.
Ujjawala is a Comprehensive Scheme for Prevention of Trafficking and Rescues, Rehabilitation and Re-Integration of Victims of Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Exploitation which is working under the Immoral Trafficking (Prevention) ACT, 1956.
To established a barrier free environment for the victims of trafficking and generate awareness for prevention of trafficking by empowering individuals through education and collaborative actions.
Abolition of women & child trafficking and exploitation.
To raising awareness of the dangers of trafficking and sexual trafficking in order to prevent the victimization of those at risk
Our goal is to create an environment in which victims of human trafficking can be empowered, educated, and self- confident.
Women and children who are vulnerable to trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation.
Women and children who are victims of trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation.
Objectives Of The Scheme
To prevent trafficking of women and children from commercial sexual exploitation through
Social mobilization and involvement of local communities, awareness generation programmes, generate public discourse through workshop/seminars and such events and any other innovative activities.
To facilitate rescue of victims from the place of their exploitation and place them in a safe custody.
To provide rehabilitation services both immediate and long term to the victims by providing basic amenities such as food, shelter, clothing, medical treatments including counseling, legal aid, guidance and vocational training.
To facilitate reintegration of the victims in to the family and society at large.
To facilitate reintegration of cross border victims to their country of origin.
Components Of The Scheme
The Ujjawala home forms Community vigilance groups, Balika & Balal Sanghas for the prevention of women and child trafficking and also organises activities like street plays, awareness camps, sensitization workshops/seminars and puppet shows to spread adequate awareness about the implication of trafficking in interior areas of the State.
Till date people’s forum Ujjawala has rescued 169 women belonging to different areas of the state with the help of police, members of community, vigilance groups and Balika / Balal sanghas, of which 103 numbers of women are rehabilitated with their families. In an attempt to make the inmates financially independent they are provided with various vocational trainings on bamboo crafts, tailoring and kitchen gardening.