Angels in the Field (India)
Founded in 2014, Angels in the Field is a not-for-profit, grassroots humanitarian organization dedicated to promote well-being and a lasting transformation of the vulnerable stratum of the community. The organization serves children, families and communities living in poverty and injustice regardless of religion, caste, race, ethnicity or gender.
Angels in the Field is specifically dedicated to addressing the needs of the most vulnerable people in the society and to combating human trafficking, modern slavery and child sex trafficking. It is a registered organization in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.
Programmes and Activities 2018
- Awareness activities on children nutrition, seasonal diseases and child labour,
- Emergency relief initiatives prioritizing risk mitigation and the facilitation of timely aid during calamities,
- Support to orphaned children,
- Health development programmes, including polio immunization, promotion of safe sanitation practices
- Promotion of self-help groups dedicated to the empowerment of women
Combating Human Trafficking and Slavery
Angels in the Field is specifically dedicated not only to implementing education and awareness activities on human trafficking, modern slavery and child sex trafficking, but also to rescuing and supporting the victims of these plagues. To this end, sensitization session have been provided to teachers, ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services) staff, and various self-help groups.
Lastly, the organization is dedicated to raise awareness about the appalling levels of bonded labour and child labour in brick factories.
Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals
Through its commitment to the poor and other vulnerable segments of society, (support to orphaned children, distribution of clothes, etc.), the organization participates to SDG 1 (No poverty) and 2 (Zero Hunger)
In addition, the various health development programmes implemented by Angels in the Field support the implementation of SDG 3 (Good health and well-being), in particular targets 2 and 3: Combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases.
The organization’s activities to raise awareness about human trafficking and child labour, and to promote women’s empowerment through self-employment training for poor and widow women are clear contributions to SDG 10 (Reduced inequalities) and 5 (Gender equality).
Lastly, the various partnerships implemented by the organization at the national and international levels multiply the impact of its actions and thus contribute to SDG 17 (Partnerships for the goals)
- Associate member of Dianova International
- Special Consultative Status to the ECOSOC
- Stop TB partnership: http://www.stoptb.org/
- Members of the United Nations Global Compact and United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth
- Accredited Organization by the International Youth Federation – UK.
- Affiliated with Prevention Work Joint Task Force – USA.
- Member of Girls not for Bride. (Working against Child Marriages)
- Partner with Government of Andhra Pradesh
- Partner with Government of India
- Member of Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy
- Member of Global Partnership to End Violence against Children
- Member of WYN
- Member of Inroads (International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma)
- Member of Together 2030