Our policy advocacy initiatives largely stem from primary and secondary research and on-the-ground experiences of the team and the stakeholders. This research and experience provides data for advocating policy initiatives at state and national levels to counter trafficking.
We work alongside the Department of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Justice, and the Department of Home Affairs to draft policies that protect the safety of vulnerable women and children. Some of our initiatives include: The Maharashtra State Plan to combat trafficking, code of conduct to safe and honourable tourism, training modules for tourism professionals to prevent exploitation of women and children in tourism, and training module for Judges to address trafficking.
We also established the Maharashtra State Anti-Trafficking Coordination Unit (SLATCU) in joint partnership with the Department of Women and Child Development and the Government of Maharashtra. The unit is a focal point for all the anti-trafficking initiatives in the state. We are a key member of the task force constituted for repatriation of survivors of trafficking from Bangladesh.