Diksha, is a youth-run programme in the Kalighat red-light area working towards child protection through direct community participation. Its highlight is the unique rights-based approach the right to protection and the right to participation of children.
Today, in Kalighat, there is no underage prostitution; young men of Tumpas generation have not become pimps and traffickers.
Determined to have a different future, Tumpa convinced her mother to hold on. As a social worker and an agent of change, she works towards strengthening the community-based systems of child protection educating children and adolescents about their rights; intervening when any young person is abused physically, emotionally or sexually. Diksha has helped Tumpa and several other change agents hold their head high.
As an organisation, Diksha believes in the process of change from within. At the core of all this work is the