21 Sep 2012
Apne Aap Women’s Collective (AAWC) has been selected as one of 50 high-impact organisations to join the seventh cohort of Dasra Social-Impact (DSI), an executive education program for leaders in the social and social enterprise sectors.
From now until March 2013, AAWC Director Manju Vyas will be an active participant in DSI’s intensive training and development program. The seven-month program includes 18 modules, requires 3 residential weeks in the classroom, and provides access to capacity building and a large network of social leaders and funders. Vyas especially looks forward to refining her skill set in donor management.
DSI is a partnership between Dasra, a Mumbai-based organisation, and Social-Impact International, a global organisation that delivers curriculum to social entrepreneurs around the world. While Social-Impact gives organisations a global platform to share their work, Dasra provides local support for implementing grassroots social change.
About Apne Aap Women’s Collective
Founded in 1998, Apne Aap Women’s Collective (AAWC) serves the women, girls, and toddlers of the Greater Kamathipura Area, one of the largest and oldest red light areas in Asia. By providing its members with the tools and resources to create a better life, AAWC seeks to empower women who have been trafficked into brothel-based prostitution and to prevent intergenerational trafficking of girls and young children who grow up in the brothels. Since its inception, AAWC has served more than 1,300 women, 600 girls and 350 toddlers. Learn more at www.aawc.in.