- Ujjawala is a Comprehensive Scheme for Prevention of Trafficking and Rescue,Rehabilitation and Re-Integration of Victims of Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Exploitation.
- It is effective from 1st April, 2016.
1. Trafficking of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation is an organized crime that violates basic human rights. India has emerged as a source, destination and transit for both in-country and cross border trafficking. The problem of trafficking
of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation is especially challenging due to its myriad complexities and variation.
2. A multi sectoral approach is needed which will undertake preventive measures to arrest trafficking especially in vulnerable areas and sections of population; and to enable rescue, rehabilitation and reintegration of the trafficked victims.
OBJECTIVE OF THE SCHEME
1 . To prevent trafficking of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation through social mobilization and involvement of local communities, awareness generation programmes, generate public discourse through workshops/seminars and such events and any other innovative activity.
2 . To facilitate rescue of victims from the place of their exploitation and place them in safe custody.
3 . To provide rehabilitation services both immediate and long-term to the victims by providing basic amenities/needs such as shelter, food, clothing, medical treatment including counselling, legal aid and guidance and vocational training.
4 . To facilitate reintegration of the victims into the family and society at large
5 . To facilitate repatriation of cross-border victims to their country of origin.
COMPONENTS OF SCHEME
The Scheme has the following main components:-
1 . Women and children who are vulnerable to trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation.
2 . Women and children who are victims of trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation.
The implementing agencies can be the Social Welfare/Women and Child Welfare Department of State Government, Women‟s Development Corporations, Women‟s Development Centres, Urban Local Bodies, reputed Public/Private Trust or Voluntary Organizations.