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Bhusura Mahila Vikas Samiti (BMVS)

BMVS’s overall goal is the economic, social and political empowerment of marginalised women and children. BMVS has worked with the Freedom Fund since 2014 to identify and address different forms of slavery in Bihar.

 

GRANT AMOUNT

TOTAL AMOUNT GRANTED

$127,597

GRANT AWARDED DATE

NUMBER OF GRANTS

2

Bhusura Mahila Vikas Samiti (BMVS) is expanding its anti-slavery work to cover 12 village areas in one district of Bihar. Seeking to facilitate the freedom of bonded labourers and child labourers, BMVS is forming community vigilance committees, enabling them to examine the root causes of vulnerability and create action plans against slavery.

BMVS is also providing education support for children who have dropped out of or never attended school while also enabling them to understand their rights as children and as citizens. They are also training government officials and will enable official anti-trafficking task forces to function more effectively. Through the local groups, BMVS will strengthen performance of relevant government welfare schemes as well as enabling vulnerable groups to access skills training and establish micro-businesses.

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LENGTH OF GRANT

LENGTH OF GRANT

3 Years

GRANT AWARDED DATE

GRANT AWARDED DATE

January 2015

GRANT AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

$103,817

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

Northern India

With this grant, Bhusura Mahila Vikas Samiti (BMVS) will identify the prevalence of different forms of slavery through a detailed baseline survey and it will begin the process required to free victims of slavery. It will focus on linking families in bonded labour with government economic schemes to help them towards income independent of slaveholders, as well as rescuing those in child labour, enrolling them in school and reintegrating with families.

LENGTH OF GRANT

LENGTH OF GRANT

9 Months

GRANT AWARDED DATE

GRANT AWARDED DATE

April 2014

GRANT AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

$23,780

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

Northern India

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