19th March, 2015
Apne Aap Women’s Collective (AAWC) has been selected at the Dasra Girl Power Awards as top 5 finalists under Safety and Mobility category where we presented our Udaan program.
Dasra is India’s leading strategic philanthropy foundation working with philanthropists and social entrepreneurs to create large scale social change. AAWC has come a long way from being chosen as a Semifinalist in January 2014 to being elected as a Finalist in March 2015 among 151 shortlisted applicants from 20 states in India.
Dasra Girl Power Awards recognizes innovative and impactful work programs that work with adolescent girls in three area of intervention: Safety and Mobility, Sanitation and Employability.
About Apne Aap Women’s Collective
Founded in 1998, Apne Aap Women’s Collective (AAWC) is an anti-trafficking organisation that serves the women and children of Kamathipura, the red light area of Mumbai that is also one of the largest and oldest red light areas in Asia. By providing our members with the tools and resources to create a better quality of life, we seek to empower women who have been trafficked into brothel-based prostitution and to prevent the cycle of intergenerational prostitution among their daughters. Since 1998, we have served more than 2,800 women and children. Our alumni have earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and entered respected professions like accounting, hospitality management, luxury cuisine, nursing, photography, retail, social work, and teaching. Learn more at www.aawc.in.