About Us

About us

Dhagagia Social Welfare Society (DSWS) fights for Women and Children’s rights. In 1994, in response to the violation of the rights of women and children in W.B., seven professional social workers created DSWS with aim of promoting social justice, equity and harmony. Working in North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas Districts, DSWS promotes women’s economic empowerment and children’s rights through interventions to prevent the trafficking of children for domestic work. Activities include the promotion of education, strengthening community-based protection and anti-trafficking systems in source areas, the apprehension of traffickers, and repatriation and rehabilitation of CDWs through education and skills development.

This organization was registered under West Bengal Society Registration Act XXVI of 1961 and registered under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act,1976 and also registered u/s. 12AA and 80G of the Income Tax Act,1961.

To work towards promoting social justice, equity and harmony in the society.

To work with the poor & marginalized section of the society especially women and children on the issues of their rights and livelihood security.

Objectives of the Organization:

1. To work with the poor and marginalized section of the society especially women and children on the issue of their rights and livelihood security.

2. To work towards promoting social justice, equity and harmony in society.

3. Community based protection mechanisms will be in place to stop trafficking of women & children for domestic work, marriage or other hazardous occupations and make child domestic work socially and culturally unacceptable through practical means (models of best practices) by which child domestic work can be successfully reduced and gradually abolished in the high endemic blocks of West Bengal, India.

4. To work for sustainable development practices in the rural areas ensuring women empowerment at all stages.

5. Capacity building of the village people and the community members for their inclusion and entitlement in all development programs be it Govt. or Non-Govt.

6. To work for the promotion of education , health and skill development for the people in general and women and children in particular.

7.  Empowering the rural women through micro-finance and micro  entrepreneurship development program.

8. Overall improvement of socio-economic conditions of the target community including basic health measures, education and livelihood enhancement program.

9. To do all social welfare activities including public health and education and other development works of the locality in the interests of public service.

10. To do all such other things as may be deemed incidental or conductive to the attainment of the                foregoing objects.