In its work with the Freedom Fund, Adithi is seeking to achieve a significant reduction in the prevalence of slavery, especially bonded labour of families and resulting child trafficking.
Adithi is focusing closely on 35 villages in three districts of Bihar, forming community vigilance committees and increasing the ability of these groups to tackle root causes of vulnerability to slavery. Adithi specifically targets these activities to adolescents (especially through non-formal education centres and outreach to schools) and women’s self-help groups.
Additionally, in an effort to promote sustainable livelihoods for survivors of human trafficking and bonded labour, Adithi is providing skills and small business training as well as information regarding individuals’ legal rights and the government welfare schemes available to them. Adithi will rescue children and adults identified through community vigilance as well as other local networks and helplines, and will then assist survivors in working towards recovery and reintegration. Adithi will train other NGOs for improved anti-slavery responses.
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