In today’s scheme, we will discuss another scheme run by the West Bengal state government called Swawalamban. For the first time, the government has taken the initiative to rehabilitate sex workers in West Bengal.
In fact, the state government has taken the initiative to rehabilitate the sex workers not by law but by extending the hand of humanity. Through this scheme, various training is being given to the sex workers scattered in the state so that they can live a healthy life like normal people.
So let’s find out about a new initiative of the West Bengal State Government, the Swawalamban scheme.
What is a Swawalamban scheme?
The Swawalamban scheme has been added to a group of development schemes run by the West Bengal state government. It is development schemes are being conducted to engage sex workers in developmental work.
In 2011, Mamata Banerjee was elected the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the first time. The state government has undertaken various developmental schemes for the unemployed, backward communities, or poor women.
However, for the first time, the state government has undertaken a scheme to rehabilitate sex workers in the true sense of the word. Under this scheme, the state government is working to enable women and their daughters to lead healthy and normal life.
So far, many sex workers have learned to act under this scheme and are acting in various dramas or movies. This is undoubtedly a developmental scheme in West Bengal that has really given a normal life to sex workers.
|Name of the scheme||Swawalamban Scheme, West Bengal|
|Department||West Bengal Women & Child Development and Social Welfare Department|
|Launched By||CM Mamata Banerjee|
|Purpose||To rehabilitate the sex workers in West Bengal.|
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Purpose of the scheme?
The scheme is aimed at rehabilitating sex workers. The purpose of this development scheme is multifaceted. First of all, the purpose of this scheme is to rehabilitate the sex workers in the state.
The sex trade is a reprehensible system in different social systems. So the sex workers are being trained under this scheme so that they can leave their jobs and lead a normal life. The aim of this scheme is to provide employment for the sex workers so that they can be brought back to the sex trade.
On the other hand, one of the objectives of this scheme is to rehabilitate the daughters of sex workers who are always neglected in this society. Above all, the scheme has an underlying goal and that is to reform society.
For a long time, West Bengal was famous for its sex trade. Gradually, the sex trade turned into a disease of the society which gradually spread various deadly drugs.
In addition, this work caused a lot of moral decay in society. The aim of the scheme is to establish West Bengal in the world by resolving all these issues.
Benefits of the Swawalamban scheme?
The benefits of the multi-purpose Swawalamban scheme are at different levels. So far many sex workers have returned to a normal life under this scheme. Now let’s not know what are the benefits of this scheme.
1. Under this scheme, sex workers in West Bengal are getting the opportunity to lead a normal life.
2. Under this scheme, sex workers in West Bengal are being trained to learn acting. Training for sex workers to learn acting is one of the objectives of the scheme so that they can develop their talents and skills.
3. As a result of this scheme, the middle-class sex workers of the renowned producers-directors are able to develop their acting skills in a conducive environment and with efficiency.
4. Under this scheme, it has been possible to rehabilitate sex workers in the true sense of the word.
5. Under this scheme, the daughters of sex workers are getting the opportunity to get an education in good schools and colleges. In this way, the chances of returning to this profession like a mother will be less for them in many respects.
Who can apply for this scheme?
The Swawalamban scheme is introduced for the rehabilitation of sex workers. As a result, all sex workers in West Bengal can apply under this scheme.
All sex workers who are citizens of West Bengal and are doing sex work in West Bengal will get the opportunity to learn to act under this scheme. In addition, the daughters of sex workers will be able to apply under this scheme.
Those who have volunteered for the rehabilitation of sex workers and have long experience will also be able to apply if they wish.
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|Guidelines of Swawalamban (Annexure-I)||Click Here|
|Application Format of Swawalamban Scheme||Click Here|
|About Swawalamban Scheme||Click Here|
How to apply for the Swawalamban scheme?
The Swawalamban scheme is a scheme run by the West Bengal State Department of Women’s Welfare. The department of child welfare is also working together.
If you are interested or eligible to apply for a Swawalamban scheme, you can only apply under that scheme. You can contact the nearest Social Welfare Office to apply.
The Swawalamban scheme has undoubtedly brought new hope for sex workers in the state of West Bengal. So if one is engaged in sex work and wants to quit the profession voluntarily, one can apply under this scheme.
Now there is an opportunity to develop yourself as a skilled actor through acting education. Let’s volunteer and spread the word about this scheme to the sex workers. By doing so, they will at least get a chance to return to normal life.
|Official Site||Click Here|
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