Anti Child Trafficking
Conducting the Situation Analysis report for the project “Combating child trafficking through sustainable livelihood development”, in Udaipur, Rajasthan
In the context of the project “Combating child trafficking through sustainable livelihood development in Udaipur, Rajasthan” SOCEO was assigned to conduct a situation analysis study in 2016.
The project itself aims to empower the socially and economically backward population of two sub-districts of Udaipur in Rajasthan in the western part of India. School enrolment is promoted and awareness-raising actions are carried out. Thereby, the vulnerability of the inhabitants of the 15 target villages is reduced and the risk of becoming a victim of child trafficking will decrease. A study of ChildFund India in 2008 revealed that more than 10.000 children were trafficked from Udaipur district into Gujarat. There, they work in BT cotton fields (genetically modified cotton varieties) and have to live under inhuman conditions.
The foundation to empower the participants economically is SLDP (Sustainable Livelihood Development Programme) about whose implementation in Udaipur you will get to know more here
To gain in addition a general overview of the area, the geography, demography, economy, geo-climatic and other factors contributing to poverty, existing and possible value chains, economic opportunities, etc., the study team engaged in revisiting the census data and other relevant literature.