Prayas JAC Society: Prayas Started with 25 children in 1988, today Prayas caters to the needs of 50,000 neglected, street and marginalized children, youth & women in Delhi, Gujarat, Bihar, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Andman & Nicobar islands, Haryana, Jharkhand.
Thematic Issues

Child Trafficking

Prayas has undertaken initiative to work in the field of trafficking of women and children. For this purpose it has established linkages with active organizations working in this area and the Government of India. Special attention is on the girl child, street and working children, child labor and domestic child labor (including forced child labor). In this regard Prayas has developed links with Anti Trafficking Network, Delhi, ATSEC and South Asia Forum against Human Trafficking (SAFAHT), etc and organized a number of national and regional level consultations sponsored by Governmental agencies, UNIFEM and the UNDP. Prayas also lobbies with key leaders and policy makers about the need to tackle this problem on a war footing. A major outcome of these events was a heightened interest and response from the government in tackling this issue. Equally important was the generation of a heightened awareness about this issue among the marginalized communities particularly those prone to be affected by trafficking.

Prayas has been addressing the issue of Trafficking and Commercial Sexual exploitation of Children and Women through its various projects and the Anti Trafficking Unit in the rescue and rehabilitation of the children. The Crisis Intervention Centre established on 9 January, 2000 is one such program that primarily caters to cases of rape of minor girls in South District of Delhi. Such cases frequently need psychological support, shelter and rehabilitation. This pilot project is being run in collaboration with Delhi Commission for Women, Government of Delhi, Central Social Welfare Board and the Delhi Police. Starting from the criminal investigations of the act to the rehabilitation and counseling of the victim, CIC’s working has been a source of in-depth learning for the sponsors of the programs.

    Besides helping the cases registered under rape, CIC also assists in dealing with the cases of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation referred to it by the Delhi Police. The CIC package of service includes counseling, coping with trauma, medicare and rehabilitation
  • Prayas’ Suggestions and Views on The Amendment in Immoral Trafficking (Prevention) Act, 1956
  • Other recommendations

News & Events

  • 14Nov
    25th Foundation Day of Prayas coinciding with Children's day celebrated with 'Run for Children 2012' where 3,000 weaker section children ran for rights.
  • 15Oct
    PRAYAS’s initiative for skill development and empowerment of youth in Naxal affected areas

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