Tatvasi Samaj Nyas (TSN) works to combat slavery in Bihar and provide services that will ensure the long-term reintegration of slavery survivors. Tatvasi Samaj Nyas (TSN) works with Freedom Fund support in 2 districts that are source areas for child labourers and brick kiln workers. It seeks to rescue and reintegrate survivors, as well as pursue legal cases against traffickers.
Photo credit: Sanjit Das, Legatum Limited, 2018
Tatvasi Samaj Nyas (TSN) will work in Nawada and Nalanda districts of Bihar which are considered source districts for child labourers and brick kiln workers. The TSN team will focus on rescue and rehabilitation of trafficked victims in the working districts as well as from destination areas, to ensure the prosecution of the traffickers and empower communities to prevent trafficking and unsafe migration from these two districts.
Tatvasi Samaj Nyas (TSN) will work with Freedom Fund support in 2 districts that are source areas for child labourers and brick kiln workers.
TSN will work to reduce trafficking of children, youth, and vulnerable adults and promote awareness of unsafe migration especially through Community Vigilance Committees. These committees will also be trained to recognise and report incidents of trafficking in their area. Following rescue operations, TSN will provide rights-based care and support services for survivors of trafficking and bonded labour. Within these communities, TSN will facilitate self-help groups, linking them with skill development programs in order to increase the incomes of vulnerable families.
TSN will pursue further legal cases against traffickers and will continue to train officials in how to identify victims of trafficking and make appropriate responses.
In their 2018/2019 project, TSN seeks to reduce the prevalence of slavery and trafficking and ensure the comprehensive rehabilitation of survivors through a range of socio-economic and legal support. It aims to identify victims and conduct rescue operations with support from local police and government stakeholders. Liberated victims will receive shelter, rehabilitation support and legal assistance, and TSN will endeavour to achieve at least 10 bail rejections in the cases of traffickers, contributing in turn to successful prosecutions. Community Freedom Groups will be formed and empowered with information and skills to combat slavery, and a range of education and livelihood support will be delivered to vulnerable women and children in the project area.