FXB India Suraksha houses its headquarters or the Secretariat in the country’s capital city. Programmes run at the pan-India level are directly supervised from the Secretariat.
FXBIS, with support from The Asia Foundation, has undertaken a research study for India which aims to provide a framework for more effective and efficient services to victims of Trafficking In Persons (TIP) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV). The research is simultaneously being conducted in three SAARC countries of India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, in order that the best practices emerging from stakeholders and service providers in these countries, could be compared and replicated. The research findings will form part of a comprehensive report comprising the three separate country contexts and a region analysis, alongwith focussed region-specific recommendations. The study is significant in this sense; thereby also giving scope for advocacy and liaisonwith government/ non-government stakeholders for relevant decision-making at the policy level.
Duration: The Project was initiated in 2019
Supported By: The Asia Foundation
FXBIS, in association with the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences and the Bridge Institute, created The Kalinga Fellowship in 2017. This is a global fellowship offered to business leaders, government officials and civil society leaders, whose purpose is to facilitate and catalyse a transformational leadership model to end sexual violence against women and children globally. The initiative is considered a tangible step, towards designing a shared vision, and a living illustration of converting the SDG (Sustainable Development Goal) blueprint "to go from the world we have to the world we want to have". (https://www.kalingafellowship.org/)
FXBIS has been implementing the MUKTI programme in India to combat human trafficking and also the rampant child sexual abuse. The programme's distinct focus are the two major source states - Manipur and West Bengal, and two chief destination states specially for child trafficking – Delhi and Goa. We run the programme through multi-partner collaborations for deep and all-round interventions. We also empower youth, adolescents (through school clubs) and local populace through community driven projects, as well as build capacities of district authorities and law enforcement agencies such as the para-military, army and police to effectively counter human trafficking and deter child sexual abuse. The programme has reached out to more than 20,000 stakeholders including children, through awareness generation initiatives, more than 5000 stakeholders including child protection actors, through sensitization workshops, capacity building and trainings. Around 250 victims have been provided direct assistance through rescue, rehabilitation and repatriation services.
Duration: The Project Chapter was initiated in 2019
Supported By: Ecpat Luxenbourg