Empowering Girls in Forced Prostitution, India

by Apne Aap Women Worldwide Trust

Summary

An income generation program aimed to keep girls at risk girls for cycle of inter-generational prostitution of which they are part in New Delhi, India.
$13,000
total goal
$13,000
remaining
0
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

UNICEF estimates that 1.2 children are trapped in child prostitution. Throughout India, there are communities that traditionally engage in inter-generational prostitution. Apne Aap works with the Perna Caste in Dhrampura, Najafgarh. Where girls are married starting anywhere from age 13 and then prostituted by force by their husbands. When a child under, 18 years of age is forced to perform a commercial sex act this is human trafficking.

Solution

This project through Apne Aap will provide non formal education, sewing training and income generation to give these women and girls and alternative sustainable livelihood so that they can break the cycle of prostitution

Long-Term Impact

We want to organize four sequences of three month training classes a year for a total of 40 girls (aged 15-21) in the villages of Dhrampura and then expand into Prem Nager, India. The sewing classes will enable the girls to produce clothes that can be marketed internationally providing a steady income alternative to prostitution.

Resources

http:/​/​sewnewfutures.com
Apne Aap's website
Project blog

Organization Information

Apne Aap Women Worldwide Trust

Location: New Delhi - India
Website: http:/​/​apneaap.org/​index.php
Project Leader:
Kristin Braddock
Dharmpura, Najafgarh, Delhi India

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