TOGETHER FOR A JUST WORLD

South Asia

Our work in South Asia focuses on the comprehensive improvement of the living conditions of disadvantaged population groups. With the approach of social structure promotion, we support people in organising themselves so that they can exercise their rights and improve their social participation.

With our projects we want to reduce poverty sustainably and improve the nutritional situation permanently by means of innovative organic agriculture. Another focus is on migration and human trafficking. Together with our partner organisations, we work for the rights of migrants and for safe migration.

South Asia • India

New perspectives for the residents in the red light district of Kolkata

Bowbazaar is one of the oldest and largest red light districts in the metropolis of Kolkata in West Bengal, India. Here we work with our partner organisation South Kolkata Hamari Muskan, SKHM for short. The project aims to reduce gender-based violence and offers women the opportunity to go to a “Safe Space”. In addition, we provide health care and education and show the residents alternative employment opportunities.

South Asia • India

Utthan - a collective of survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation

In Kolkata and District 24 Parganas North in West Bengal, India, we work with the partner organisation Sanjog (Bangla for "connection"). The project is about the establishment of a collective and self-help groups by and for survivors of human trafficking.

South Asia • India

Human trafficking and trauma - a way out through dance and movement therapy

In the foothills of the metropolis of Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal, AWO International works with the partner organization Kolkata Sanved against human trafficking. The project focuses on healing and empowering affected and disadvantaged women and girls through the medium of dance and movement therapy.

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