Garima Abhiyan (Campaign for Dignity)
Jan Sahas has been working intensively for complete eradication of the inhuman and unlawful practice of manual scavenging since 2002. The key interventions include getting the involved people out of this practice, organizing and capacitating them, ensuring education for their children and working for their holistic development. Around 5000 individuals have given away this practice till now out of which 95% are women. The campaign has also brought about many policy changes in the state. Jan Sahas is working directly in two districts of Indore and Dewas on this Campaign and through a network of organization is involved in 25 districts of Madhya Pradesh and 32 districts of 5 neighboring states. Advocacy efforts on this issue are also being taken up at state and national level.