FXBIS with its vast experience in implementing interventions at grass roots that build capacities of women and young girls and creates a secure future for them, successfully implemented the Suraksha program on preventing trafficking at source in Jharkhand, supported by UN women India.
The Suraksha program uses a multidimensional approach to fight against gender based violence and empower young girls and women through capacity building trainings that links long-term interventions with more immediately implementable actions. With its inception in August 2013 the program aimed to reduce the number of internally trafficked women and girls through community action and participation; as well as through enhancement of governance and justice systems for protection and prevention mechanisms against trafficking in the source areas.
With many activities planned and undertaken, the Suraksha Program proved to be impactful at the end of its term in May 2014 with the help of adolescent girls and peer educators from the target villages. The Program worked tirelessly on prevention of trafficking at source by organizing village level meeting at regular interval for sensitizing local community about safe migration and implication of being trafficked. One such three day residential workshop- Jagek Bera ('Time to Wake up') was organised in Ranchi for adolescent tribal girls in collaboration with UN Women attended by 70 tribal adolescent girls from remote areas who stepped out of the village for the first time.
The Anti Human Trafficking program, advanced to success level by making bench mark of formation of 30 Young Adolescent Groups, that included 326 adolescents girls with participation from 10 project villages of Hurua panchayat of Namkum Block in Jharkhand. The field team conducted several rounds of meetings with these groups and active members were elected. These adolescent groups were linked with Sahiyaa, a village based accredited social health activists for bringing in more impact on building village ownership on primary health care. It was also done to improve standard of best practices of personal health and hygiene. As part of the awareness drive amongst the villagers, FXBIS conducted street plays in the villages. A total of 2600 people were reached through Nukkad Natak being performed in 19 villages & five village markets.
District and Panchayat level dissemination workshop were conducted with volunteers and youths from the villages on prevention of gender based violence and trafficking. The workshops was aimed at assessing the awareness on trafficking amongst the community and agree upon the formality of vigilance group formation at the village level.
With the efforts of Vigilance committee with 12 groups comprising of 132 members in villages, FXBIS unearthed many missing cases, out of which two missing girls were reunited with their families in Jharkhand.