Utthan’s Areas of Focus

Access to Justice

Survivors Leadership


Financial Inclusion & Livelihoods

Technology for Social Empowerment

Gender Equity

Mental Health

A survivors’ collective

Utthan is  a 15-women collective, all survivors, who have taken it upon themselves to fight trafficking together. It is a leadership training programme that is intimately connected with the idea of restorative care. Restorative care is vital to ensure enhanced survivor participation in care planning and need-based advocacy with duty bearers and service providers at different levels. The need for such training emerged as an action point during the first part of the initial workshops with social workers. 

Fostering adult-youth partnerships

In order to facilitate adult-youth partnerships, it was vital that social workers were a part of the leadership training programmes. The success of the restorative care approach rested on this. Additionally, the programme invited survivors and their caregivers as joint participants.  the workshops with the intent to facilitate adult-youth partnerships that are crucial to the success of the restorative care approach. 


Through workshops that followed participatory methodologies and carried out in three phases, participants were privy to capacity building andthe extent to which goals were achieved..  

Capacity building

Utthan 15-member team has trained themselves to understand and deal with emotional trauma. They have developed skills to cope with and then build behaviours to change their own life situations. Today, they are trained in and are aware of laws and policies that affect them directly. As a survivors’ collective these young women have trained themselves to give crucial feedback on policies implemented. 



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