TOGETHER WE CAN
Having lost her mother, who was a domestic worker, at the tender age, Rufina (name Changed) aged 12 years was staying in their native village in Assam with her alcoholic father and her younger brother. She was very stubborn that she continues her studies against the will of her father, who wants her to be a live-in domestic worker in some house. She was forced to do all the household works and also to take care of her younger brother by her father. She was under severe mental torture and traumatic experiences because of the ill-treatment and abuses received from her own father. Many a times she had been sexually harassed by other people too.
In such a situation the young girl did not have any other choice than run away and escape from her father. On the 21st, August the girl came to school with the broken hand and informed the Principal that she had been brutally beat and her hand twisted and broken by her own father. She also said that she does not want to go back home as it is not safe for her.
The Principal then informed our North Eastern Domestic Workers Moment for further intervention and follow up. The coordinator and the animator rushed to the school and the girl after her first aid medical care was taken to the moment’s office for further investigation and counselling. In the mean time the father of the child was summoned to the office.
After a serious of one to one and group counselling the father accepted his fault and gave the assurance to rectify his mistakes and to be a real loving and caring father to his children. With the intervention of the movement the child now convinced of his father’s changed attitude accepted to go with her father and continue her studies.
Our team members regularly follow up the family and support the children’s progress. This young girl is now saved and protected from being trafficked. Your contribution through Global Giving has saved and gave a meaning to Dipu’s life.
This is only a tip of an iceberg. We have various such cases and rescued trafficked young girls and children in our Transit Homes in North East, Jharkhand, Bihar, Karnataka and Maharashtra who are in the process of reintegration with their family or at the main stream of life with life support trainings. With your support and our outreach teams in eighteen states of India, we are constantly making “Care and Protection to Victims of Trafficking” a reality.
TOGETHER WE CAN.
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