Global Fund for Children supports a network of grassroots organizations in India that are tackling child trafficking and hazardous labor in their home communities. This five-year initiative aims to build community resilience while empowering local leaders to create change on at local, regional, and national levels.

For more than 20 years, GFC has supported innovative organizations in India that provide direct services to children and youth who have been trafficked or are engaged in hazardous labor. Launched in 2018, this initiative adopts an updated approach, informed by a landscape analysis and mapping to understand trends and gaps in anti-trafficking efforts.

Based on findings from the analysis, the project focuses on developing a network of local actors in the source and destination “hubs” of Mumbai and Kolkata. Our partners provide direct services to affected children and youth – working to reduce risk, remove children from harm, and rehabilitate and reintegrate them into safer and more nurturing environments. They also conduct extensive prevention work, outreach, and advocacy, working to raise awareness of these critical issues and influence relevant policy.

GFC is providing these organizations with flexible funding and capacity development services to support their growth and effectiveness. By strengthening this cohort of local leaders, we’re helping them to connect with one another, share knowledge and strategies, and develop collective impact across state lines.

Global Fund for Children (GFC) UK Trust, created in 2006, is a UK registered charity (UK charity number 1119544). We work to generate vital income, create new fundraising opportunities, and raise awareness of the invaluable work of GFC’s grassroots grantees. Our aim is to extend the reach of GFC in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond.

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