All Field Action Projects
Locations: Bihar, Delhi & Maharashtra
Sponsor: Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives, Tata Education Trust, Individual Supporters.
Koshish was started as TISS Field Action Project in August 2006 with the primary objective of repealing the draconian beggary prevention law, which fails to recognize the circumstances that force people towards destitution and criminalizes poverty and acknowledge the historical and contextual realities like resistance and exclusion faced by de-notified communities, transgender community, persons with mental illness, those affected by leprosy, etc. Koshish aims to humanise existing institutions under the beggary prevention law and work towards the rehabilitation of custodialised populations living in beggars’ homes. It also works towards creation of policies and programmes for homeless populations and those who live at the margins of society in urban areas.
Koshish, started as student initiative, has developed to be a comprehensive intervention influencing critical policy decisions. Project is at the crucial stage where it has successfully advocated with the state as well as central governments for the repeal of the current legislation and formulation of central legislation that will be community based with non-custodial framework. Some of the key programmes are:
Some of the important developments are:
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