A New Home for victims of sex-trafficking in India

 
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Apr 13, 2009

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Survivors of Sex Trafficking (Credit: PBS)
Survivors of Sex Trafficking (Credit: PBS)

Rebuild their home, Rebuild their lives: A New Home for victims of sex-trafficking in India

Six hundred survivors of sex trafficking are being forced to relocate because of the construction of a new mall in Hyderabad. They have three months to buy land to build a new shelter.

This August, 600 survivors of sex trafficking will be forced to relocate because of the construction of a new mall in Hyderabad. Funding is urgently needed to secure land to build a new shelter for the women.

As the organization struggles to find a solution, securing land in a suitable location is difficult. The current shelter is located in the heart of the city giving women easy access to education and jobs. A remote location will inhibit the organization’s efforts to reintegrate women into the workforce.

The organization has successfully found 4 acres of land close to the city of Hyderabad, enabling these women to keep their jobs. A new shelter will be built there and will serve as a safe haven for the survivors who seldom find acceptance in society.

These women have been rescued and rehabilitated by Prajwala, an anti-trafficking organization for 11 years. Prajwala has provided shelter and services for such women. The organization has given education, vocational training, and employment that have helped these survivors find the acceptance and confidence they need to lead independent lives.

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Feb 5, 2008

HYDERABAD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARD

PRAJWALA

HYDERABAD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARD FOR ANAMIKA –THE NAMELESS

“ANAMIKA –THE NAMELESS” a bold film on sex trafficking made by Prajwala and Touchriver Pictures continues to be gathering accolades and appreciation. In the recently held “Hyderabad International Film Festival” it was adjusted best Documentary Film. The competitive section had more than 150 entries from 35 countries.

We write to thank all our partners and friends for their consistent support.

It is your firm support that enabled us to screen ‘ Anamika- The Nameless’ for over 1.5 million men, women and young adults.

Your support has strengthened our “Movement Against Trafficking.”

* Prajwala Family

Nov 19, 2007

Awareness Rally By Transition Center

Prajwala Anti-Human Trafficking Organization

Awareness Rally By Transition Center Held On 18th Oct 2007

Second generation Intervention Transition schools are bridge schools that support a child in difficult circumstances to develop coping skills necessary to reintegrate in the mainstream society. The transition schools provide holistic healing in terms of psycho- social and scholastic needs of the child. The schools aim to mainstream a child, back to the society with effective coping and survival skills.

Community Social Response On 18th Oct 2007 as part of community awareness programme children of six transition centers organized a social awareness rally for the surrounding communities of the schools.

Each transition center took a silent march to spread public awareness on the following issues. The objective was to educate and empower the community / slums at large on how to prevent its occurrence and respond effectively to the problem when it comes to their attention. Public announcement material such as banners, pamphlets, slogans on placards was developed by children and teachers on the following issues.

1.Girl Child 2.Prevent Chikungunya & Dengue [caused due to mosquitoes] 3.Pollution & Make your city clean and Green 4.Eradicate Child labour 5.Clean the water before drinking

The rally started from the school compound and the children walked along the roads covering the community surrounding the schools. Community people responded by reading the message and interacted with teachers and children. The positive response from the community people encouraged the children to take up an issue every month to create awareness in the community.

Sep 17, 2007

International Award for Prajwala

It is with great pleasure we would like to inform that Prajwala, an anti trafficking organization based in old city of Hyderabad has won the AGFUND International Prize for Pioneering Development for its efforts to “Combat Trafficking of Women and children through Community Partnership”. The Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations (AGFUND) announced the winning projects of its International Prize for Pioneering Development Projects, 2007. The Prize Committee approved the winning projects in its Ninth Meeting, which was held under the chairmanship of HRH Prince Turki Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz, Personal Representative of HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, AGFUND President, on Wednesday 5 September 2007, at AGFUND premises in Riyadh.

Prajwala is a pioneering anti-trafficking organization based in the old city of Hyderabad. In the last 11 years Prajwala has rescued hundreds of women and children from all over India from prostitution and successfully rehabilitated them. It has been also successful in preventing over 5000 children from entering prostitution through its education program. As a leading advocacy organization Prajwala is relentlessly pushing for new policies for the welfare of trafficked victims and has been instrumental in bringing out quite a few welfare measures for the benefit of victims of sex trafficking both in the state of Andhra Pradesh and also nationally.

Prajwala wishes to thank all its friends, supporters and well wishers for their unconditional support in the Prajwala mission

LETS JOIN IN THE MOVEMENT AGAINST TRAFFICKING (MAT) LETS PREVENT ANY HUMAN PERSON FROM BEING TRAFFICKED

Dr Sunitha Krishnan, Founder, Prajwala

Aug 30, 2007

Launch of Movement Against Trafficking (MAT)

LAUNCH OF MAT Movement Against Trafficking

In collaboration with Durgesh, Member of the Legislative Council (MLC), Andhra Pradesh, Prajwala launched a nationwide movement against trafficking (MAT).The MAT logo and the tattoo sticker was released by the Honb’le Minister For Women Development and Child Welfare Mrs Rajyalaxmi during the valedictory function of the South India Consultation on Standards of Care on 18th Aug 2007. Speaking on the occasion Mrs Rajyalaxmi spoke passionately on the need to combat trafficking and sticking the tattoo sticker of the MAT logo on her palm she proclaimed that this logo will signify our resistance to human trafficked and hoped that every single person in the society will sport the logo. The movement aims to create a large mass consciousness against human trafficking. With an aim to create a society that is zero tolerant to trafficking MAT will address all stakeholders in the society including legislators, celebrities, students, teachers etc. PRAJWALA LAUNCHES ITS NEW WEBSITE

It is with great pride and joy we would like to announce the launch of our new website www.prajwalaindia.com Designed by Rajesh Touchriver this new face of Prajwala we hope is more user friendly and appealing. Please give us your valuable feedback on our website. Dr Sunitha

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PRAJWALA

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
http://www.prajwalaindia.com.

Project Leader

SUNITHA KRISHNAN

GENERAL SECRETARY
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh India

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