Barasat Unnayan Prostuti (BUP)
The ‘Barasat Unnayan Prostuti’ - (BUP) is predominantly a Right-based Humanitarian NGO initiated by a Social Activist Mr. Ranjit Dutta with the help of a group of dedicated friends after seeing the inhuman plight of hundreds of women along with their innocent children who are victims of human trafficking in person and circumstances, and how the society treats them even after when they’re rescued from such life threatening situations. Thus; ‘BUP’ was born out of dire necessity primarily to end human trafficking in person and ensure justice for the thousands of voiceless victims of servitude facing serious adverse circumstances with multiple layers of exploitations, gender-based violence, early marriages, economic and social exclusions etc. The ‘BUP’ was registered in the State of West Bengal, in the year 1993, and subsequently with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, to undertake necessary actions essentially to end these heinous human rights violations in the state and lift the communities out of such traps.
Over a period of time, the ‘Barasat Unnayan Prostuti’ - (BUP) has raised and trained a group of youth leaders who too were once victims of circumstances, to carry forward the works of the organization as they’re the persons who understand better the sufferings of their fellow human beings and are therefore passionate to serve the communities. Together as a team, they make all the major decisions, identify the needs, implement and evaluate the projects. The ‘BUP’ is now guided and supported by a couple of research and professional bodies, experts, lawyers, retired judges and law enforcement agencies to develop resilience against such injustices and improve governance that begins at the local community levels. The ‘BUP’s focus is to alleviate the ‘factors’ causing gross human rights violations, manmade but avoidable disasters and endless sufferings of the people and planet alike, and it’s possible if we could unite communities against such menace.See more