ActionAid's mission is to work in solidarity with the poor and excluded to eradicate poverty, patriarchy and injustice.
ActionAid reaches out to 3864727 people through it partners, presence in 25 states & 1 union territory through 12 regional offices & 2 field offices in India.
With support from allied organisations, supporters and communities, our West Bengal Regional Office has reached out to thousands of families belonging to the most marginalised living in distressful conditions across the State.
Solidarity, camaraderie and sisterhood with the poor, the powerless and excluded women, girls, boys and men have been at the core of our struggle against poverty and injustice. We have reached out to families from bordering villages of Cooch Behar, remote villages of Sundarbans, the urban homeless and slum dwellers in Kolkata, the landless in tribal villages of West Medinipur and Ajyodhya hills of Purulia and the distressed workers of closed tea gardens in Alipurduar. Strong community collectives, especially with women, have emerged during these years. Together these collectives include around 50,000 women and men from various social categories including the homeless, Muslim, Dalits and Adivasis. Our primary focus has been to equip the poor and marginalized with knowledge and awareness about their rights, entitlements and how to collectivize their efforts for wider benefit.
There are numerous intellectuals, academicians, activists, feminists, government officials and media persons who supported and guided our efforts of empowering the poor and powerless in West Bengal.
To celebrate the process of social change and together look to the future.
During last five years in West Bengal: • Number of Children Enrolled/Re-Enrolled in School and touched through campaigns: 25059. • Number of Child Marriage Cases Stopped: 774 • Number of Cases of Violence Addressed by Women Collectives: 2723 • Number of Trafficked Persons Rescued: 164 • Number of Families Directly Served During Disaster: 5297
1. For the cause of providing quality education to the children in closed and sick tea garden, protect children from web of distress migration, child labor and trafficking. 2. Create alternative/ supplementary income opportunities for workers in close and sick tea garden.