CORE MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS
Utthan is a group of peer leaders of the collective of survivors of human trafficking and exploitation residing in North and South 24 Parganas in West Bengal. The Utthan Advisory Council functions as an advocacy group that engages with the local community as well as government duty-bearers. They have joined Tafteesh to represent the voice of the survivors of human trafficking and exploitation.
Sanjog is a technical resource organization based in Kolkata that works with governments, civil society organisations and businesses, as well as individuals and collectives to combat violence against children and women. They have joined Tafteesh to strengthen the capacities of lawyers, social workers, and probation officers in case management, and to strengthen national law and policy on human trafficking.
GGBK (Goran Bose Gram Bikash Kendra) is a grassroots NGO based in Kolkata that supports human trafficking survivors with their recovery, rehabilitation, and retribution. They have joined Tafteesh to ensure appropriate legal provisions are being used, to strengthen the accountability of state social welfare systems, and to empower survivors to claim their rights.
BandhanMukti is a collective of survivors of commercial sexual exploitation or sex trafficking. The collective which has more than 400 members has emerged as a platform for survivors not only to fight for justice but also to fight stigma at family and community level. Their focus areas included rescuing and preventing victims of sex trafficking; providing psychosocial support or peer counselling to survivors; providing training; assisting in restoring health, livelihood and re-integration of survivors in their communities; helping them fight stigma at family and community level; and ensuring their access to justice by providing legal advice and support under the Tafteesh project etc.
PAT (Partners in Anti-Trafficking) is a consortium of eight community based organizations that provide reintegration services to survivors of trafficking. They have joined Tafteesh to ensure appropriate legal provisions are being used, to strengthen the accountability of state social welfare systems, and to empower survivors to claim their rights. These eight community based organizations are: Barasat Unnayan Prostuti (BUP), Teghoria Institute for Social Movement (TISM), North 24 Parganas Sammyo Sramogibi Samity (NSS), Gokulpur Seba Sadan (GSS), Malipota Associationn for Transformation of Environment (MATE), Charuigachi Light House Society (CLHS), Seth Bagan Mahila Sangha (SBMS), Katakhali Empowerment of Youth Association (KEYA)