15th June, 2015
Apne Aap Women’s Collective (AAWC) has been shortlisted as the 150 global winners for the BASF- Connected to Care Program.
The Connected to Care Program launched by BASF invited charitable organizations from around the world to submit their projects dealing in the areas of urban living, food and smart energy. AAWC proposed the Umeed program which was presented to BASF employees for in-house voting. During the voting phase which lasted for a month and half, AAWC program pictures were circulated to connect the global voters with our cause located in Mumbai. AAWC was extremely pleased to hear the final results announcing us amongst the winners.
BASF is world’s leading chemical company that combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Their corporate purpose is to create chemistry for a sustainable future.
About Apne Aap Women’s Collective
Founded in 1998, Apne Aap Women’s Collective (AAWC) is an anti-trafficking organization that serves the women and children of Kamathipura, the red light area of Mumbai that is also one of the largest and oldest red light areas in Asia. By providing our members with the tools and resources to create a better quality of life, we seek to empower women who have been trafficked into brothel-based prostitution and to prevent the cycle of intergenerational prostitution among their daughters. Since 1998, we have served more than 2,800 women and children. Our alumni have earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and entered respected professions like accounting, hospitality management, luxury cuisine, nursing, photography, retail, social work, and teaching. Learn more at www.aawc.in.