Arz is a social work organization committed
to combating trafficking of persons for the purpose of sexual abuse
and commercial sexual exploitation in Goa. The organization works
both with the victims of commercial sexual exploitation, and also
against those who are perpetrators of this crime.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
National Award for Arz
Arz was selected by The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India for award for outstanding work done by an NGO in the field of Anti Human Trafficking for the year 2011.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Award for Arz
Arz received a rolling trophy and certificate of merit by Government of Goa in 2011, in recognition of the invaluable services rendered in the field of Social work.
Sunday, August 16, 2010
Achievements of children at the Baina Centre
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Arz mobilized media persons from the local neighbourhood newspaper from Vasco to interact with the children at the centre at Baina. The children were enabled to share their problem and concerns that they are facing in their area. Apart from the interaction the children also clicked photography’s of the garbage problem they face.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Arz and Swift Wash participate in The 350 Campaign
International Day of Climate Action was celebrated with ''The 350 Campaign'' that went on to become the "World's most widespread day of political action' on Saturday 24th October, 2009 with 5245 actions in 181 countries. 350 being the safe limit of number of Carbon Dioxide parts per million in the atmosphere for humanity. Two girls from Swift Wash took part in the day long event that took place in the community in Vasco. The on lookers painted messages and slogans on the 350 meter canvas which was cut and stitched into bags on the spot by the two girls for the people to buy. It was a very good experience for them to be a part of the Community, talk and interact with the general public. They got a unique chance to pass a message to the society about climate change and saying no to plastics. Back at Swift Wash they passed on the message to the other beneficiaries and made paper bags for the other members of the organization ensuring plastic is least used atleast at Arz and Swift Wash.
The women at Swift Wash, took part in a two day Women's Sports Festival dated, 20th and 21st October, 2009 held at Chicalim Sports Complex. They practiced and took part in a lot of events like kabaddi, kho-kho, volleyball, 4x100 meter race, 100 meter race, long jump, shot put, discuss throw, 200 meter race, badminton, etc. The event proved to be a very good opportunity for the women to be a part of the community and participate in events along with the other women of the society. The women of Arz put the opportunity to best use with maximum participation. .One of the benificiaries, who is a part of Swift Wash, took part in Kho-kho, where the team finished being the 2nd runners up and 100 meter relay race where she stood 2nd. She said, “I have never played or taken part in any sports. I never took part in school because I didn’t think I could do it. I never thought I would win. But this time I took part and I did win. It has given me hope and a feeling that I can do something.”
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Swift Wash celebrates its thrid anniversary
Swift wash celebrated its third anniversary on September 1, 2009. The beneficiaries along with the staff went for a day-long picnic to a nearby beach, selected after a poll, keeping safety precautions in mind. Shopping, cooking for the picnic, and getting everything ready was all done by well-organized teams selected for the purpose. All the members took part in planning and organizing the picnic in more than one way. It was a great opportunity for the beneficiaries to forget their inhibitions, fears, worries and truly enjoy to the fullest. In the evening, there was cake cutting at the laundry and the celebration ended with the boys and girls dancing to the tunes on the stereo.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Swift Wash receives Bravery Award
Swift Wash was awarded the Godfrey Phillips Bravery Award in Social
category for the economic rehabilitation initiative for victims
of CSE. The Award presentation was held on June 18, 2009, at the
Hotel Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai. Ms. Renuka Madar, President,
Swift Wash received the award on behalf on Swift Wash.
April 21, 2009
Swift Wash Annual Report for the year 2008 is now available
Representatives from the US Embassy and the US Consulate
visit Swift Wash
September 4, 2008
The Arz website has gone live.
An interaction of Arz staff with the delegates from Government
of Bangladesh who came to study the trafficking scenario in India.
Police Training Conducted by Arz and Swift Wash in May 2008 - throwing
light on the problems faced by women in joining economic rehabilitation
programme and the kind of assistance required from the police officials.
Swift Wash beneficiaries with the Dy. Collector Mormugao after
securing 2nd place in Kabaddi at Mormugao Taluka Level Competition.
A campaign by Arz involving the community members at Panjim, Goa to build awareness about trafficking of women and girls