1987-1989 – Sanlaap was formed and registered under the Societies Registration Act’1860.
1989 – Conducted a study of sexually abused girl children in the red light areas of Kolkata, South and North 24 Paraganas supported by NORAD.
1992 – First Drop in Center started at Landsdowne. # Drop in centers started at Kalighat (inaugurated by the Commissioner of Police).
1993 – Sneha, the first shelter home (Short stay) started. # Srijoni Vocational training and Income generation program initiated at Sanlaap.
1995 – Bagerhat Eviction was stopped with a court stay order obtained by the efforts of Sanlaap and eviction of women and children from the red light area was stopped. # Sanlaap’s Documentation Unit (in its present form) was set up.
Sanlaap was notified under the Juvenile Justice Act to restore, repatriate and rehabilitate victims of trafficking. # Entry into Government run homes to extend SANLAAP’s services beginning with educational support.
1996 – A structured Mental Health Intervention Program for the trafficked persons was initiated. # Legal Aid department Salah was initiated to provide legal assistance.
1997 – First Issue of JONAKI, Sanlaap’s English Newsletter was published.
First performance of SANVED was organized. # National Award for Child Welfare from the President of India was received.
1998 – Sanlaap was given the responsibility of initiating the Integrated Child Development Scheme programmes in the Red light areas of Kolkata.
Campaign and Advocacy department i.e Sahayog was setup.
1999 – First Child Protection unit was set up in Madhusudanpur, 24 Parganas South. # Youth Program was initiated in the red light areas and in the shelter homes.
2000 – SANVED, a platform for art and advocacy was born. # Best Women’s Organization was conferred by the National Commission for Women. # Biggest shelter home of Sanlaap was set up at Narendrapur.
2001 – Began informally working with the Panchayats.
2002 – Sundar Support Group of Women in Prostitution was formed.
Sensitisation of Block Development Officers was initiated. # Setting up of a Working Girls hostel was completed.
2003 – Indrani Sinha was invited by UNMIK to set up systems for addressing the issue of trafficking in Kosovo.
Swadhar pilot project was started.
Sensitisation of District Administration and Training of local Community based organisations and NGOs based in the districts of West Bengal was initiated.
2004 – Started working with 27 Community based organistions in nine districts of West Bengal as a part of our Campaign program. # Set up ‘Samvav’ – a centre for young adults from the different red light areas. # Sanlaap started involving youth volunteers from other countries. # Sanlaap participated in London and Wales as a part of Christian Aid’s initiative. # Sanved performed at International Dance Therapy Conference in the USA.
2005 – SANLAAP has been able to successfully initiate and implement the Child Protection (CP) Programme in the 9 Districts of West Bengal. # Currently there are 87 CP Units reaching out to as many as 2,700 children, who are vulnerable to Trafficking and CSEC.
Through an interesting development, under the Economic Reintegration of Survivors of Trafficking Programme, SANLAAP has forged MoUswith different CorporateHouses and Nationalized Banks. Through these, several of our Youth Members (beneficiaries) have been linked to livelihood options and have got substantial earning.