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Vizhuthugal Social Education and Development Trust

Vizhuthugal Social Education and Development Trust focuses its work with the Freedom Fund on 20 villages in Nambiyur block of Erode district in Tamil Nadu. It seeks to strengthen the existing community structures and work closely through these to reduce vulnerabilities leading to bonded labour and exploitation of young female workers in the spinning mills.

GRANT AMOUNT

TOTAL AMOUNT GRANTED

$91,300

GRANT AWARDED DATE

NUMBER OF GRANTS

1

The goal of Vizhuthugal’s project is to reduce bonded labour in the textiles industry, especially affecting girls and young women in the spinning mills in Nambiyur block of Erode district. Vizhuthugal will continue to work in 20 villages and beneficiaries will largely be from Dalit, Adivasi, and other vulnerable sections of the society. It seeks to strengthen the existing community structures and work closely through these to reduce vulnerabilities leading to bonded labour and exploitation of young female workers in the spinning mills. As part of this, existing Community Support Groups (CSGs) will be strengthened and trained to take up the issue of child protection and bonded labour. Adolescents and young workers will be empowered through education, health support and trainings on issues such as workers’ rights, while community resilience will be supported through livelihood support and social protection schemes.

LENGTH OF GRANT

LENGTH OF GRANT

15 Months

GRANT AWARDED DATE

GRANT AWARDED DATE

September 2017

GRANT AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

$91,300

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

Southern India

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