What we do
CWF uses education, sensitization campaigns, sports, & skill development programs as a vehicle for combating violence against women & transgender individuals.
Established in May 2011, Civilian Welfare Foundation is a research-based youth organization. We are a non-profit, non-government organization which works for the empowerment of the marginalized sections of the society & enables them in finding their identity. Founded by a few like minded motivated individuals in their mid-20s, CWF is a non-hierarchical organization. The focus of our work is to integrate different social issues like disability rights, LGBTIQ rights, healthcare & sports, and child rights, and to adopt an inclusive approach towards equity & equality. CWF is not just an organization but more of a belief, an ideology where we believe that it is our responsibility to contribute & give back to the society in whichever way we can. In this rollercoaster journey of almost a decade we have faced many a hurdle, however the undying and unflinching spirit of our family remains unscathed because of which we have managed to get much done even without much resources.
Some of the work that we are most proud of in the last 9 years are:
- Broadcasting of Paralympic games from Rio Paralympics 2016 for the first time in 4 decades in Indian Television
- Organising and establishing National Para-triathlon Federation
- First Tri Nation Wheelchair Cricket in Eastern India
- Organising World’s only Walk for Paralympics continuously for last 8 years
- Individual adoption of 32 para-athletes
- Advocating National Policy for Systematic Sports for People with disabilities
- Introduction of alternative makeshift schools for 75 child labourers and dropouts in Kolkata’s 2nd largest slum Pyarabagan
- India’s first research on Transgender Basic Healthcare
- Improved accessibility for People with disability in Durga Puja
- Documentary on basic Healthcare access for at-risk population
- Blind athletics Team sponsorship For Nationals
- Amphan & Covid related relief work including running community kitchens across 6 districts of West Bengal where we were able to provide food & sanitary pads to over 7000 people