Get Involved

Sanjog in Bengali means ‘linkages’. If there is one method we believe is integral to the way we work – it is ‘partnerships’. We believe that the strongest partnerships are those that capitalize on diversity – in skills, experiences and resources – and on commonalities – the mission for social change and the vision of a just, equitable world for everyone. Sanjog offers you – individuals, corporations, foundations and NGOs – an opportunity to support individuals in their quest for empowerment and protection.

How you can help:

Right to Livelihood for victims of trafficking Sponsor a micro business for a survivor of trafficking:
  • A micro business for a survivor of trafficking costs 1,000 USD, including her training and support required to set up the business.
  • More than 1,000 young women have applied for support.
  • You could be a catalyst to a change in her life.
  • For inquiries: write to us at [email protected]
Right to Justice Get involved in the fight to get justice for survivors and to punish traffickers Right to Protection Sponsor Open Minds, Open Doors:
  • Donate towards life skills education of adolescent girls and boys in villages of South Asia,
  • For street children,
  • For children of sex workers,
  • For children who live in West Bengal-Bangladesh borders to facilitate their journey from victims to changemakers.
  • For inquiries: write to us at [email protected]
Right to Care Sponsor a caregiver to a professional training course Connecting, Coping and Caring and so that she/ he can learn:
  • How to work with children without fear and control,
  • How to empower others while empowering themselves
  • How to care while caring for themselves
  • For inquiries: write to us at [email protected]
Right to Play
  • Sponsor one or more sets of Maalamaal to be donated to a school, community based organisation, or NGO.
  • Sponsor the production of one or more new sets of Maalamaal game.
  • Livelihood
  • For inquiries: write to us at [email protected]

Volunteers’ Programme

Following is a list of other things you might be able to help out in. If you wish to volunteer with us; to offer your professional skills pro-bono, please write to us at [email protected] Lawyers and Law Students:
  • Volunteer time and expertise to help with the documentation of the cases,
  • Writing and filing requisite paperwork, helping out at the GGBK center,
  • Assessing and vetting lawyers in the field for future coalitions.
Please write to us at [email protected] Medical Professionals:
  • Doctors: volunteer time and expertise to examine and treat the children and women as and when they may need it.
  • Donate medicines for ongoing treatment.
  • Refer the survivor or Sanjog to other doctors who might be interested in doing some pro-bono work.
Please write to us at [email protected] Mental Health Professionals:
  • Therapists and counselors can volunteer time and their skills to help the survivors heal; deal with trauma, shame, guilt, stigma, and to acclimatize with their life after the return.
  • People with skills in specialized therapy fields like dance movement therapy, theatre as therapy, art therapy and so on, can bring their respective expertise into skill building and healing for the survivors.
Please write to us at [email protected] Language Experts: People with fluency in reading and writing more than one modern Indian language and Nepali can help out with:
  • Translations of court documents, reports, and so on that come in from various states where the children/women were trafficked to.
  • • These documents have significance in their ongoing cases at the destination States, but are inaccessible to the survivor because they are usually in the local language of the State.
  • Similarly, documents and reports from West Bengal/Bangladesh/Nepal might need to be sent to other states for inter agency coordination on investigations, and will need to be translated as well.
  • People with fluency in foreign languages can help out in translations of some of our documentations and research reports into languages like French, Spanish, Japanese and others.
Please write to us at [email protected]

General Volunteering options:

Sponsor one or more survivor’s legal journey with Tafteesh.
  • Sponsor one or more survivor’s costs for legal costs, travel, stay, and food to go to the destination States to fight their ongoing cases there (usually to Mumbai and Pune as of now).
  • • It costs each survivor and average of 8000 INR (roughly 134 USD) per month in legal costs, travel, food, and lodging, to keep fighting the battles in court.
Please write to us at [email protected] Sponsor medical treatment of the survivor, or donate for medication, treatment, etc. Volunteer time to accompany the girls to court, to lawyer’s offices, doctors, etc.
  • You might be able to be the bridge between the service provider/court and the girls.
  • Explain things to them in a way they understand.
  • Sometimes, just the presence and the support is all you may need to give.
Please write to us at [email protected] Members of the press, or people with contacts in the press, can volunteer their contacts to get word out about
  • Sanjog,
  • Our work,
  • The stories of the survivors,
  • Our ongoing advocacy,
  • And help out in general sensitization of the larger community.
Please write to us at [email protected] People with specialized skills like photography, art, design, film making etc, can volunteer to help out in the many ways in which we require these skills to
  • Document the survivor stories, ,
  • Create literature for outreach,
  • Sensitization and advocacy,
  • Garner visibility for the issues in play.
  • Please write to us at [email protected]

Learning visits:

Sanjog organises learning and educational visits on child protection issues in South Asia. Learning visits will include on site field visits in India, Bangladesh and Nepal,
  • Includes orientations to help you learn and understand the context,
  • Operational strategies on child protection by Sanjog and other NGOs in the region.
  • You will also get a taste of real India, Bangladesh and Nepal, including and beyond the ‘tourist destinations’ and interact with its people in cities and villages.
For more information and details, write to us at [email protected]