We are elated to announce that Ms. Smriti Kana Ghosh, Senior Programme Manager of STOP (R.B.C. Trust), has been selected as a member of the Internal Complaint Committee under Survey of India, Ministry of Science and Technology (Govt. of India) through nomination from Prof. Roma Debabrata (Founder President, STOP).
The National Survey and Mapping Organization of the country under the Department of Science & Technology, is the oldest scientific department of the Government of India. Survey of India dedicates itself to the advancement of theory, practice, collection and applications of geospatial data, and promotes an active exchange of information, ideas, and technological innovations amongst the data producers and users who will get access to such data of highest possible resolution at an affordable cost in the near real-time environment.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Farcap, a fair trade clothing brand in Germany, organized a global conference celebrating women entrepreneurs from across the globe. Prof. Roma Debabrata founder president, STOP was invited to lead the discussion on how women from marginalised backgrounds can rise up and not just fulfil their financial needs but also help fellow women who are facing similar challenges.
A master trainers Ms. Sonali also participated in the event and discussed their journey and challenges as well as collectively deliberated over the various areas to improve for achieving women empowerment.
STOP (Stop Oppression of women and children) NGO held two Capacity-Building Workshops on laws and procedures related to anti-trafficking in the Nainital and Dehradun regions of Uttarakhand on 2nd and 4th of December 2022, respectively. Both the places housed 37 grassroots organizations eager to engage in this empowering workshop. The members were aware of certain recent legal changes related to the field of trafficking, and shared their own experiences as well.
Following is the summary of the above said event. To read the same, download the given link.
As part of STOP’s commitment towards combatting and eradicating Human Trafficking, the organization is actively working to repatriate survivors of trafficking to their country of origin. A SOP developed by STOP and implemented in partnership with various embassies over two decades ago continues, the model continues to provide a comprehensive methodology for repatriating survivors of Trafficking. The model approaches repatriation with multi-lateral partnership between organizations, legal entities, and state. Currently, STOP’s team is working to repatriate survivors of Central Asian Countries, (earlier under Soviet Union) a geography that has emerged as one of the most common source areas. Apart from that, STOP is directly assisting the survivor, by providing safe shelter, and care and support, and lodging her in the Caregiver Centre before repatriation. In inclusion of the above said, the organization is also working on the repatriation of trafficked persons of neighboring countries who are lodged in different government homes. The organization is in process to work with embassy by proposing an embassy wide sensitization training of the SOP and share best practices leading to protection and safe repatriation as well as minimizing scope of trafficking or trafficking.
Another victory for team of Koshish (self-help group by trafficking warriors). In a annual Autumn festival community celebration, Koshish was awarded second prize by people’s choice for bring popular delicacies. We wish congratulations to the team!
On 11th, September, the team of “Health100” an initiative by STOP (RBC Trust), completed successful vaccination camp in Tughlakabad school for beneficiaries of Tughlakabad and Tigri community. The team conducted camp amid heaviest rainfall recorded in last 70 years in Delhi.
On 8th September, 2021, team of Stop under project “Health100” initiative vaccinated over 430 people at government authorised school in Tughlakabad. The beneficiaries were from both communities, Tigri JJ colony and Tughlakabad- Churriya Mohollah, where stop regularly carries forward its intervention.
On 19th March, 2021, STOP was invited to American Embassy, New Delhi by the Political affairs section to celebrate women’s history month. On the occasion select organizations, authors, academicians were invited to discuss matters concerning women empowerment and safety of women.
Representative of STOP discussed the challenges faced by women at the grassroots due to COVID-19 pandemic. The foreseen challenges concerning female literacy and child protection were also discussed. The issue of human trafficking and its changing trends were discussed at length.