Implementation Of A Programme Against Trafficking Of Women And Girls In India
FXBIS, in collaboration with UN Women started its first SURAKSHA programme in Ranchi district of Jharkhand. In Jharkhand, around 6500 villagers joined the Suraksha movement on preventing gender-based violence and trafficking, led by 326 peer leaders and adolescent girls. The Programme used a multidimensional approach to fight against gender-based violence by empowering young adolescents and women through trainings that linked long-term interventions with more immediately implementable actions. This approach helped reduce the number of internally trafficked women and girls through community participation and action of the peer leaders and vigilant committees comprising 132 members coming from the 10 target villages. The SURAKSHA programme was acknowledged as one of the best intervention models by UN Women, and its achievements were submitted to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on UN Women’s Programmatic Initiatives in Support of the Implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2013-2014).