Research and advocacy can play a major role in the policy making process.
Justice and Care provides communities and decision makers in the public sphere with useful recommendations and possible actions for resolving fundamental gaps and problems in areas relating to modern slavery. This means educating and equipping essential stakeholders such as the police and public prosecutors on the law and best practice and procedures, and it means working with the government at the highest level to create or amend laws that protect the most vulnerable. We also have a strong track-record for recommending evidence based policy changes.
ADOLESCENCE AT THE BORDER
Over the last two years, the Justice and Care team worked hard on establishing a warm working relationship with India's Border Security Force (BSF) to launch of a path-breaking study aimed at understanding community perspectives specifically from the eyes and experiences of adolescent girls and their mothers on safety and crime at the border.
A series of trainings with the BSF, providing fresh insights into the micro-dimensions of the process of trans-border human trafficking. As a remarkable outcome of the trainings, our team helped save the life of a young girl on this border before she was sold!
Facilitating a landmark sensitisation programme on Anti-Human Trafficking between the BSF and the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), marked the first time the border guarding forces of the two nations came together to collaborate and address the issue of international cross-border trafficking.
PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY AT THE WORKSPACE
Carried out for the British High Commission, Foreign Commonwealth Office, and global textile giant- Marks & Spencer (M&S), the project was aimed at facilitating and promoting an abuse and harassment-free work environment in the manufacturing supply chain of the garment industry in India.
Turnkey services we provided included working on the launch of the project, a baseline study of the situation, analysis and dissemination seminar to showcase findings.
A central aspect of our role in this unique assignment was to also carry out meticulous interventions in two factories on prevention of sexual harassment in the M&S supply chain. The interventions used creative forms, keeping the needs of the workers in mind. These included street theatre, art installations, comic books, workshops and training sessions.
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