Overview

UNFPA is tracking and profiling the health and nutrition of 120,000 in-school adolescent girls and 80,000 boys in tribal residential schools. It gives them training in life skills and peer leadership. It is initially working with the Department of Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes Development in five districts of Odisha.

Utthan is improving agricultural practices enabling 5000 small and marginal women farmers, especially landless and single women, to increase their annual household income across tribal and coastal areas like Panchmahal, Mahisagar, Dahod, and Bhavnagar in Gujarat. They are achieving this through demonstration sessions on plots of land, scheduling exposure visits, imparting training to master farmers, and through regular soil and water tests.

SVYM is uplifting the lives of 30,000 people with disabilities through comprehensive care, support and rehabilitation services. They are encouraging self-reliance by providing medical aid and vocational training and driving community development through home visits and residential camps.

SWATI is arranging counselling, health, and legal services to survivors of domestic violence in Gujarat by training healthcare providers for early detection and prevention of incidents of violence. The NGO is developing standard operating procedures and training modules, and conducting hospital studies for informed intervention.

The Aangan Trust is protecting adolescent girls in Varanasi and Bhubaneshwar from hazardous work, child marriage, and other forms of exploitation or abuse by creating Community Safety Groups that increases their awareness on their rights, child protection laws, and individual safety. They are now expanding their outreach in Varanasi, and to Patna to reach 23,000 adolescent girls. They are leveraging the alumni network, and engaging with government agencies for stronger responses.

The ANT-The Action NorthEast Trust is working on domestic violence in Assam’s Chirang district by providing counselling, shelter, livelihoods and legal advice for survivors. It is doing so by enabling women’s groups and the community to better deal with the issue and work towards implementation of the relevant legal provisions.

APD is enhancing the ecosystem for persons with disabilities across six districts, mainly in the rural areas of North Karnataka. As a resource organisation, it is partnering with six organisations including NGOs and Community-Based Organisations to build their capabilities for outreach and community-based rehabilitation.

The Banyan is providing mental health care, treatment, rehabilitation, employment including vocational skill training for 5,160 poor and homeless people with psycho-social disabilities, in Chennai and Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu.

The Chingari Trust is providing rehabilitation services to 100 children with psychological and physical disabilities due to the Bhopal gas tragedy. The NGO is partnering with skilled doctors and therapists to offer different kinds of therapies and is training the mothers of the affected children to administer some of the therapeutic techniques at home as well.