Protect 50,000 families from exploitation

by Karuna Trust
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Protect 50,000 families from exploitation
Protect 50,000 families from exploitation
Protect 50,000 families from exploitation
Protect 50,000 families from exploitation
Protect 50,000 families from exploitation
Protect 50,000 families from exploitation
Protect 50,000 families from exploitation
Protect 50,000 families from exploitation
Protect 50,000 families from exploitation

Project Report | May 10, 2024
You are supporting people to access their rights

By Soph Stephens | Digital Fundraiser

A 16-year-old girl, Jaya, moved with her parents from Madhya Pradesh to work in the cotton farms of Gujarat. One day, she went missing from the fields. After learning she had been abducted,  her parents faced challenges when they tried to report the crime at the local police station due to a lack of identification documents.

Despite multiple setbacks, they travelled back to their home village to obtain the necessary paperwork. As they had migrated from one state to the other to work, they weren’t considered legal citizens of the state, as well as Jaya. However, once they had the documents, the police were reluctant to file the report, possibly due to the abductor’s local influence.

Feeling hopeless, Jaya’s parents reached out to Karuna’s project 24-hour helpline, dedicated to working alongside migrant workers to access their rights. Our team gathered the required documents and coordinated with the authorities in Gujarat to ensure the report was filed. The police eventually formed a rescue team, and Jaya was safely returned to her parents one and a half months later. The abductor was arrested and charged under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

Jaya and her family are now recovering from the ordeal. This highlights the challenges migrant families often face and showcases the importance of our project’s support system in protecting their rights and your support in helping them continue to do so.

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Karuna Trust

Location: London, England - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @karuna_trust_uk
Project Leader:
Suddhaka Clark
London , England United Kingdom
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