Human trafficking, child sexual abuse, forced child labour, and early marriages are among the most serious human rights violations in India.
Despite legislative reforms, women and children are extremely vulnerable to discrimination, sexual harassment, rape, domestic violence and honour killings.
In Jharkhand, FXB India is conducting a action research project, supported by the Oak Foundation to understand the underlying factors that increase the vulnerability of marginalised tribal children and young women (from remote unconnected areas) to be at risk at being exploited physically, mentally or socially. Based on this reflective enquiry, an ideal implementation model will be piloted that reduces vulnerability of children and young women from all form of exploitation providing them a safe and protected ecosystem to live a life of dignity.
Again, with the support of the Asia Foundation, FXB India Suraksha is conducting a national level research project for the “Trafficking of Persons Office” to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of screening and service provision to victims of TIP (trafficking in persons) and GBV (gender-based violences) in diverse contexts by identifying promising practices and challenges in integrating or separating services for such victims. It is being conducted across three countries – India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka to be able to compare the best practices emerging from stakeholders and service providers in these country contexts.