About Prerana ATC Portal
Prerana’s Anti-Trafficking Online Resource Center is a knowledge hub focusing on verticals like research, publications, advocacy and policy in context with the broad Anti-Human Trafficking issue. External agencies including The Department of State for the US Government encouraged Prerana to start an Anti-Trafficking Centre (ATC) as a specialized resource centre on trafficking problems and anti-trafficking.It is a one-of-a-kind-space where individuals and organizations passionate about the issue can learn, engage, constructively debate, and shape the conversations and actions around the issue towards sustainable and equitable change.
A few of the services provided by the ATC are training and sensitization, research and documentation, policy consultancy, advocacy, information dissemination, amongst others. Prerana ATC also organizes and participates in mass events for awareness generation such as Statewide Dhamaka (blast), rallies, processions, marathons, flash shows, poster campaigns, anti-violence fortnight, etc.
PRERANA Since 1986
Prerana works to end intergenerational prostitution and to protect women and children from the threats of human trafficking by defending their rights and dignity, providing a safe environment, supporting their education and health and leading major advocacy efforts. Prerana strives to ensure optimum protection of children. This is reflected in the broad spectrum of interventions that provide a continuum of care by addressing issues of child sexual abuse in parallel with anti-human trafficking.Since its establishment in 1986, Prerana’s pioneering efforts have been instrumental in supporting victims through the entire cycle from prevention to repatriation. Read More
Sensitization and Capacity Building
Research & Documentation
Prof. (Dr.) Pravin Patkar
Dr. Patkar is a noted social activist, teacher, academician and writer. He is the co-founder & director of Prerana. He was a Fulbright-Nehru Academic & Proffessional Excellence Fellow 2015-16. He is the founder and managing trustee of Pariwartan ‘84, an action programme to end trafficking of tribals for forced labour that successfully helped closed down the bonded labour system. Previously he was at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences for 20 years teaching at the postgraduate level and guiding multidisciplinary research. He has published several papers on Development Impact, Labor Economics, Environment, Agriculture, Trafficking, Sex Tourism among other subjects. His grassroots work has been recognized and feted by several national and international organizations. He is also a published author of award-winning short stories in Marathi and has worked and consulted on many acclaimed tele-serials, documentaries and public service ads.
Priti Patkar is the Co-Founder and Executive Secretary of Prerana (India’s leading and pioneering anti-trafficking civil society organization), a Gold Medalist from The Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, authored 7 books and several research reports to her credit published/released by The National Commission for Women, UNICEF, UNDP, USAID/FHI and others sponsored by Groupe Development (France), Concern India Foundation, USAID, etc.
Kashina is the Assistant Director at Prerana. She joined Prerana’s Anti Trafficking Centre in January 2016. Hailing from a stock markets academic background, Kashina pursued the Gandhi Fellowship working with School Management on improving student learning outcomes in the state of Gujarat. Kashina currently manages post-rescue operations along with resource mobilization, documentation, research and human resource management at Prerana.
ECPAT began in 1990 as a campaign to End Child Prostitution in Asian Tourism. Since then, their ambitious mission has required them to build a very unique kind of organisation, mixing broad geographical coverage and first-hand experience of the issue with advocacy at national, regional and international levels, all informed by high quality research and analysis.
Who we are The South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC) is an inter-governmental body in partnership with Children and Civil Society Organizations, with a vision that all children, girls and boys, throughout South Asia should enjoy their right to an environment free from all forms of violence, abuse, exploitation, neglect and discrimination.